TCU Horned Frogs men's tennis

The TCU Horned Frogs men's tennis team represents Texas Christian University in NCAA Division I college tennis. The team is part of the Big 12 Conference and plays home matches at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Horned Frogs are currently led by head coach David Roditi, who was a three-time All-American in his playing days at TCU.[2]

TCU Horned Frogs men's tennis
TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
Founded1974
UniversityTexas Christian University
Head coachDavid Roditi (9th season)
ConferenceBig 12
LocationFort Worth, TX
Home CourtBayard H. Friedman Tennis Center,
NicknameHorned Frogs
ColorsPurple and White[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1977, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017
Conference regular season champions
1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018

HistoryEdit

TCU first fielded a varsity men's tennis team in 1974 under Bernard "Tut" Bartzen, who would go on to amass more than 500 victories in his 25 years as head coach. The Frogs made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1977, led by All-American Randy Crawford. Fifteen more Horned Frogs earned All-America honors under Bartzen, and twelve more teams made the NCAA Tournament - advancing as far as the national semifinals in 1989 and 1996.

Following Bartzen's retirement in 1998, the Frogs were led by a series of short-tenured coaches - Michael Center (1999-2000), Joey Rive (2001-2006) and Dave Borelli (2007-2010) - who combined to produce eleven NCAA Tournament appearances and five All-American players.

On September 7, 2010, TCU alum and three-time All-American David Roditi was named the program's 5th head coach. The Frogs have made the NCAA Tournament in five of Roditi's first eight seasons back on campus, highlighted by a trip to the national semifinals in 2015 and three consecutive Big 12 regular season titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He also worked with the Big 12 to amend rules for spectator behavior, allowing for a more boisterous atmosphere at matches. This has led to TCU becoming one of the nation's leading programs in terms of attendance.[3]

All-AmericansEdit

  • Randy Crawford (1977)
  • David Pate (1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Karl Richter (1981, 1982)
  • Corey Wittenberg (1983)
  • Tom Mercer (1986)
  • Neil Broad (1987)
  • Earl Zinn (1988)
  • Clinton Banducci (1988, 1989)
  • Eric Lingg (1989)
  • Sandon Stolle (1990)
  • Tony Bujan (1990, 1992)
  • Luis Ruette (1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Paul Robinson (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • David Roditi (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Ashley Fisher (1996, 1997)
  • Jason Weir-Smith (1996, 1997)
  • Esteban Carril (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Trace Fielding (2001)
  • Jimmy Haney (2001)
  • Rafael Abreu (2006)
  • Jordan Freitas (2006)
  • Cameron Norrie (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Alex Rybakov (2017, 2018)
  • Jerry Lopez (2017)
  • Reese Stalder (2017)

Year-by-year resultsEdit

Season Coach Record Postseason Final
Nat'l Rank
Titles
1974 Tut Bartzen 13–11 None NR -
1975 Tut Bartzen 14–8 None NR -
1976 Tut Bartzen 25–10 None NR -
1977 Tut Bartzen 33–6 NCAA 1st Round #9 -
1978 Tut Bartzen 24–7 None #15 -
1979 Tut Bartzen 17–10 None #18 -
1980 Tut Bartzen 13–9 None #16 -
1981 Tut Bartzen 34–9 None #13 -
1982 Tut Bartzen 30–8 NCAA Quarterfinals #9 -
1983 Tut Bartzen 26–9 None #19 -
1984 Tut Bartzen 29–13 None NR -
1985 Tut Bartzen 21–14 NIT #18 -
1986 Tut Bartzen 17–8 None #15 -
1987 Tut Bartzen 17–8 NCAA 2nd Round #12 -
1988 Tut Bartzen 20–5 NCAA 1st Round #14 SWC Tournament Champions
1989 Tut Bartzen 26–7 NCAA Semifinals #4 SWC Regular-Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
1990 Tut Bartzen 20–5 None #13 -
1991 Tut Bartzen 16–6 NCAA 2nd Round #11 SWC Regular-Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
1992 Tut Bartzen 20–4 NCAA 2nd Round #7 SWC Regular-Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
1993 Tut Bartzen 20–7 NCAA 2nd Round #14 -
1994 Tut Bartzen 18–5 NCAA Quarterfinals #6 SWC Regular-Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
1995 Tut Bartzen 25–6 NCAA Quarterfinals #7 SWC Tournament Champions
1996 Tut Bartzen 23–3 NCAA Semifinals #3 SWC Regular-Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
1997 Tut Bartzen 15–12 NCAA 1st Round NR WAC Tournament Champions
1998 Tut Bartzen 11–13 NCAA 1st Round #38 -
1999 Michael Center 14–7 NCAA 2nd Round #22 -
2000 Michael Center 22–5 NCAA Quarterfinals #10 WAC Tournament Champions
2001 Joey Rive 24–4 NCAA Semifinals #5 WAC Tournament Champions
2002 Joey Rive 11–12 NCAA 1st Round #32 -
2003 Joey Rive 16–9 NCAA 2nd Round #21 -
2004 Joey Rive 18–7 NCAA Round of 16 #18 -
2005 Joey Rive 8–15 NCAA 1st Round #49 -
2006 Joey Rive 18–10 NCAA 2nd Round #31 MWC Tournament Champions
2007 Dave Borelli 10–12 None #68 -
2008 Dave Borelli 20–8 NCAA 1st Round #34 MWC Regular-Season Co-Champions
MWC Tournament Champions
2009 Dave Borelli 12–12 NCAA 1st Round #38 MWC Regular-Season Champions
2010 Dave Borelli 12–13 NCAA 1st Round #52 MWC Tournament Champions
2011 David Roditi 13–13 None #51 -
2012 David Roditi 9–15 None NR -
2013 David Roditi 18–10 NCAA 1st Round #38 -
2014 David Roditi 12–12 None #49 -
2015 David Roditi 25–8 NCAA Semifinals #4 -
2016 David Roditi 26–4 NCAA Round of 16 #3 Big 12 Regular-Season Co-Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
2017 David Roditi 22–5 NCAA Quarterfinals #8 Big 12 Regular-Season Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
2018 David Roditi 20–5 NCAA Round of 16 #9 Big 12 Regular-Season Champions
2019 David Roditi 22–7 NCAA Round of 8 TBD
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Texas Christian University Logo Identity Standards". Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "First Person: David Roditi '96". TCU Magazine. 1 March 2011.
  3. ^ "TCU tennis coach hopes new rule will make sport "more relevant"". TCU 360. 30 April 2015.