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No. 5 TCU Chops Down 15th-ranked Stanford 5-2

No. 5 TCU Chops Down 15th-ranked Stanford 5-2

FORT WORTH – No. 5 TCU faced its toughest test to date when No. 15 Stanford arrived in the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on Friday night.
 
However, the Horned Frogs axed any hopes of an upset early, throttling the Cardinal 5-2.
 
TCU claimed the doubles point in the top-two flights. The Horned Frogs secured the clinch with consecutive singles victories on courts 2-4 courtesy of Jack Pinnington, Pedro Vives and Sebastian Gorzny. The teams agreed to play out the remaining courts, with TCU tacking onto its final margin of victory via a sweep by Lui Maxted out of the No. 5 post.
 
“The guys got it done against Stanford,” said head coach David Roditi. “The level out here is incredible. If you did not come out to watch this match, it is too bad for you, because the level on every court, the top-four singles courts, I was looking around thinking, ‘Is this really college tennis?’ It was unbelievable. These guys are going to be on Tour. So proud of our guys, great win at home. It started with doubles and singles, unbelievable. Go Frogs!”
 
With the victory, TCU now is 45-13 inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center since head coach David Roditi took over the program. TCU also improved to 28-4 in home indoor matches since 2018.
 
TCU also has won 29 indoor matches in a row.
 
Doubles Rundown
The No. 7-ranked duo of Sebastian Gorzny and Pedro Vives took court one over Stanford’s
Samir Banerjee and Nico Godsick, 6-3.
 
The 15th-ranked tandem of Duncan Chan and Lui Maxted clinched the doubles on court two, defeating Stanford’s Aryan Chaudhary and Harsh Hemang Parikh, 6-4.
 
Nearly seconds after Chan and Maxted clinched the doubles points, Jake Fearnley and Jack Pinnington bested Stanford’s Nishesh Basavareddy and Kyle Kang, 6-3.
 
The doubles triumph marked Fearnley’s 150th career win in purple and white.
 
Doubles Results

  1. No. 7 Sebastian Gorzny / Pedro Vives (TCU) def. Samir Banerjee / Nico Godsick (Stanford): 6-3
  2. No. 15 Duncan Chan / Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Aryan Chaudhary / Harsh Hemang Parikh (Stanford): 6-4
  3. Jack Pinnington / Jake Fearnley (TCU) def. Nishesh Basavareddy / Kyle Kang (Stanford): 6-3

 
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
 
Singles Rundown 
The matchup between TCU and Stanford featured some of the nation’s elite talents, but TCU towered above its tall fir counterpart.
 
No. 3 Jack Pinnington struck first with a straight set win over No. 37 Samir Banerjee. The sophomore took set one with ease, 6-1. Banerjee battled back in set two, forcing a 5-5 gridlock but Pinnington stood his ground, breaking Banerjee before finishing the match on serve.
 
No. 30 Sebastian Gorzny put TCU within a point of the clinch, taking down Max Basing in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, on court four.
 
Pedro Vives, the ITA No. 14 singles player, secured his second match-clincher in his last three outings from there, outdueling Kyle Kang 7-5, 6-3, in the third flight.
 
Stanford got on the board after Nishesh Basavareddy knocked off Jake Fearnley on the top court via a 7-6 [8-6]. 6-2 margin. Fearnley earned a triple break in the opening set. He led 5-2 and was up 30-love on serve in the frame but was unable to land the knockout blow.
 
Lui Maxted proved to be too much for Nico Godsick on court five, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 to move to 3-0 in singles play this spring.
 
No. 53 Neel Rajesh defeated TCU’s Tomas Jirousek 5-7, 6-3, [10-5] in the evening’s final match.
 
Singles Results

  1. Nishesh Basavareddy (Stanford) def. Jake Fearnley (TCU): 7-6 [8-6], 6-2
  2. No. 3 Jack Pinnington (TCU) def No. 37 Samir Banerjee (Stanford): 6-1, 7-5
  3. No. 14 Pedro Vives (TCU) def. Kyle Kang (Stanford): 7-5, 6-3
  4. No. 30 Sebastian Gorzny (TCU) def. Max Basing (Stanford): 6-4, 7-5
  5. No. 64 Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Nico Godsick (Stanford): 6-3, 6-3
  6. No. 53 Neel Rajesh (Stanford) def. Tomas Jirousek (TCU): 7-5, 3-6, [10-5]

Order of finish: 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 6
 
Up Next
TCU hosts No. 6 Tennessee at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It will be the fourth meeting in 24 months – all on the indoor courts – between the programs. TCU bested the Volunteers 4-1 in the 2022 ITA Indoor National Championship.