FORT WORTH, TEXAS (May 21, 2008)TCU men’s tennis players Kriegler Brink and Cosmin Cotet will begin action at the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Individual Championships in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday (today). Brink and Cotet will team up in doubles competition, while Cotet also earned an automatic bid in singles play.
The Horned Frog tandem of Brink and Cotet earned an automatic bid out of the Mountain West Conference to the championships after receiving a No. 50 national ranking. The duo went 14-6 this spring at the top doubles position and 16-7 overall in 2007-08, including a trip to the quarterfinals of the Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa.
Cotet received an automatic bid for singles competition after compiling a dual-match record of 21-6 at the top position and an overall mark of 25-8. Cotet, a native of Iasi, Romania, is currently ranked No. 39 nationally and defeated 13 ranked opponents during the 2007-08 season. The TCU senior has won five consecutive contests, including four against ranked opponents. Cotet has defeated three players ranked in the top 20 this season, including an upset win over No. 2 Steven Moneke of Ohio State last fall in Tulsa.