Waves display singles strength in win over TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas – The #12 Pepperdine men’s tennis team picked up its second win of the week, topping #51-ranked TCU 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon. Although the Horned Frogs picked up the doubles point, the Waves rebounded convincingly in singles.
Pepperdine, coming off a 5-2 triumph against Florida State on Sunday, improves to 8-2 on the season with today’s win over TCU. The Horned Frogs fall to 7-4.
The home team took the early advantage, sweeping the doubles point to take a one point lead.
The Waves promptly took back control in singles, winning all six opening sets. Sebastian Fanselow (Essen, Germany/Kaplan College Prep), listed at #7 in the ITA singles poll, downed Nick Chappell 6-2, 6-1, while newly ranked #87 Francis Alcantara (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines/Fresno State) posted a straight-set victory over Orlando Superlano.
Mousheg Hovhannisyan (North Hollywood, Calif./Continental Academy) and Alex Sarkissian (Glendale, Calif./Glendale CC) both won in two sets to clinch the team victory for the Waves.
Rounding out Pepperdine’s wins for the day was Finn Tearney (Wellington, New Zealand/Wellington College), who chalked a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Arnau Dachs.
The Waves’ Spring Break schedule continues on Thursday, Feb. 28 with a dual at San Diego State, followed by the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, Calif. on March 1-3.
Pepperdine vs TCU
Feb. 26, 2013 at Fort Worth, Texas
(Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
#12 Pepperdine 5, #51 TCU 2
1. #7 Sebastian Fanselow (PEP) def. Nick Chappell (TCU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #83 Finn Tearney (PEP) def. #108 Arnau Dachs (TCU) 6-3, 6-4
3. #73 Alex Sarkissian (PEP) def. Facundo Lugones (TCU) 6-3, 7-5
4. #87 Francis Alcantara (PEP) def. Orlando Superlano (TCU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Mousheg Hovhannisyan (PEP) def. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) 6-2, 6-4
6. JT Sundling (TCU) def. David Sofaer (PEP) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
1. Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. #27 Francis Alcantara/Finn Tearney (PEP) 8-5
2. Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU) def. Sebastian Fanselow/Alex Sarkissian (PEP) 8-4
3. Arnau Dachs/Orlando Superlano (TCU) vs. Mousheg Hovhannisyan/David Sofaer (PEP) 6-5, unfinished
Pepperdine 8-2; National ranking #12
TCU 7-4; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,4,5,3,2,6)