Sunday, February 03, 2008


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (February 3, 2008) The No. 63 TCU men’s tennis team moved to 2-0 on the season with two 7-0 victories over UT-San Antonio and St. Edward’s on Saturday. Four freshmen earned their first collegiate victories to help lead the Horned Frogs.

“Everyone played pretty well and I was really pleased with our doubles play today,” said TCU head coach Dave Borelli.

Senior Cosmin Cotet, ranked No. 27 nationally, began the day with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Rodrigo Morgado of UTSA at the No. 1 position. Cotet followed with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Justin Raiti of St. Edward’s.

Kriegler Brink, the only other upperclassman in the singles lineup, knocked off Max Stratmann of UTSA 6-3, 6-2, and defeated Brett Powers of St. Edward’s by a score of 6-1, 6-3, with both wins coming at the No. 3 spot.

Four newcomers earned their first wins in the Purple and White on Saturday, led by No. 54 Adrian Simon. Simon started with a gutsy 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 win over Robin Fernandes of UTSA at the No. 2 position, and followed with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Boris Barrios of St. Edward’s.

“I was really impressed with Adi in the first match,” Borelli said. “He did a great job to come back and pull it out. He didn’t panic and just focused to get the win.”

Zach Nichols, ranked No. 93 nationally, defeated All-Southland Conference selection Adam Becker of UTSA by a score of 6-3, 6-4. Nichols won his second collegiate match with a 7-6, 6-4 decision over Jacob Walley of St. Edward’s.

Jack Seider and Casey Powers also notched two wins on Saturday. Seider, a freshman from Austin, Texas, cruised past Andre Moreira of UTSA by a score of 6-0, 6-1, and defeated Bernard Lancaster of St. Edward’s with a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Powers began with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Daniel Moreiras, and followed with a 3-6, 7-5, 10-6 victory against Mick Walter of St. Edward’s.

In doubles play, the 44th-ranked duo of Brink and Cotet won both matches, while the team of Zach Nichols and Jack Seider also won both matches at the No. 3 position.

The Frogs will open the home season on Monday at 2 p.m. against Idaho at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

No. 63 TCU (2-0) def. UT-San Antonio (0-1), 7-0

1. No. 27 Cosmin Cotet (TCU) def. Rodrigo Morgado (UTSA) 6-1, 6-3
2. No. 54 Adrian Simon (TCU) def. Robin Fernandes (UTSA) 4-6, 7-5, 10-6
3. Kriegler Brink (TCU) def. Max Stratmann (UTSA) 6-3, 6-2
4. No. 93 Zach Nichols (TCU) def. Adam Becker (UTSA) 6-3, 6-4
5. Jack Seider (TCU) def. Andre Moreira (UTSA) 6-0, 6-1
6. Casey Powers (TCU) def. Daniel Moreiras (UTSA) 6-3, 6-2

1. No. 44 Brink/Cotet (TCU) def. Fernandes/Morgado (UTSA) 8-4
2. Becker/Moreira (UTSA) def. Powers/Simon (TCU) 8-2
3. Nichols/Seider (TCU) def. Moreiras/Stratmann (UTSA) 8-6

No. 63 TCU (2-0) def. St. Edward’s (0-1), 7-0

1. No. 27 Cosmin Cotet (TCU) def. Justin Raiti (St. Edward’s) 6-3, 6-1
2. No. 54 Adrian Simon (TCU) def. Boris Barrios (St. Edward’s) 6-3, 6-4
3. Kriegler Brink (TCU) def. Brett Powers (St. Edward’s) 6-1, 6-3
4. No. 93 Zach Nichols (TCU) def. Jacob Walley (St. Edward’s) 7-6, 6-4
5. Jack Seider (TCU) def. Bernard Lancaster (St. Edward’s) 6-2, 6-1
6. Casey Powers (TCU) def. Mick Walter (St. Edward’s) 3-6, 7-5, 10-6

1. No. 44 Brink/Cotet (TCU) def. Powers/Walley (St. Edward’s) 9-8(5)
2. Barrios/Raiti (St. Edward’s) def. Bulls/Simon (TCU) 8-5
3. Nichols/Seider (TCU) def. Arnold/Walter (St. Edward’s) 8-3

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