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Texas Christian University Men | Women

Division:NCAA - Div. I
Conference:Big 12
Location:Fort Worth, TX
Head Coach:David Roditi
Assistant Coach:Devin Bowen
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Large city
Student Population:10,000+
Top Recruiting Classes: #4 in 2019, R.V. in 2015, #11 in 2014, R.V. in 2013, #20 in 2011, #22 in 2007
Top Mid-Major Classes: #5 in 2007

Conference Highlights
* TCU has collected 22 conference team championships since 1988, which is just short of one per year and includes eight regular-season crowns and 14 tournament titles

*The Horned Frogs won the 2016 Big 12 Regular Season and Conference Championship for the first time in program history

* The Frogs claimed five Mountain West Conference Championships in their first five years in the league. After winning the 2006 tournament championships, the squad swept the two titles in 2008. TCU claimed the 2009 regular-season crown before winning the 2010 tournament championship.
Post Season Highlights
* TCU has made 27 appearances in the NCAA Championship. The Frogs own an all-time NCAA record of 31-28 and have reached the national semifinals on four occasions (1989, 1996, 2001, 2015). Four other times the team has advanced at least to the quarterfinal round

TCU All-Time NCAA Team Appearances:
* 1977 - First Round
1982 - Quarterfinals
1987 - Second Round
1988 - First Round
1989 - Semifinals
1991 - Second Round
1992 - Quarterfinals
1993 - Second Round
1994 - Quarterfinals
1995 - Quarterfinals
1996 - Semifinals
1997 - Region VI Finals
1998 - Region VI Semifinals
1999 - Second Round
2000 - Quarterfinals
2001 - Semifinals
2002 - First Round
2003 - Second Round
2004 - Third Round
2005 - First Round
2006 - Second Round
2008 - First Round
2009 - First Round
2010 - First Round
2013 - First Round
2015 - Semifinals
2016 - Third Round

* In the NCAA Individual Championships, TCU has featured at least one entry in 35 of the last 41 years, including a string of 27 straight between 1975 and 2001. Frogs have advanced to the quarterfinals or further on 12 different occasions in either singles or doubles play.

*Cameron Norrie became the first TCU tennis player in program history to advance to the NCAA Singles Final Four in 2016.

* David Pate and Karl Richter claimed the only individual championship in program history in 1982, when the pairing survived three sets to earn the NCAA doubles title in Athens, Ga.

* TCU reached the finals of the ITA Indoor Team Championships in 1992 for the first time in program history, where the squad fell to Stanford. The Frogs also have reached the semifinals (2001, 2016) and quarterfinals (1996).
Individual Achievements
* In the NCAA Individual Championships, TCU has featured at least one entry in 35 of the last 41 years, including a string of 27 straight between 1975 and 2001. Frogs have advanced to the quarterfinals or further on 12 different occasions in either singles or doubles play.

* David Pate and Karl Richter claimed the only individual championship in program history in 1982, when the pairing survived three sets to earn the NCAA doubles title in Athens, Ga.

* A total of 21 different Horned Frogs have earned 44 All-America selections since 1977. Ten different TCU netters have earned multiple selections, led by David Pate and Paul Robinson, who each tallied six.

* Pate was named an All-American in both singles and doubles from 1981-1983. He teamed up with Karl Richter to earn the honors in 1981 and 1982, and played with Corey Wittenberg in 1983. Pate and Richter went on to claim the 1981 NCAA Doubles Championship. As a professional, Pate reached No. 1 in the ATP doubles rankings in 1991.

* Robinson also earned three selections in both singles and doubles from 1994-1996. Robinson teamed up with David Roditi all three years in doubles play.

* Luis Ruette earned four All-America selections, with two each in singles and doubles. Ruette was named a singles All-American in 1990 and 1991, and earned the doubles honors with Sandon Stolle in 1990 and Tony Bujan in 1992.

* Esteban Carril is one of only three former Frogs (David Pate, Paul Robinson) to be named a singles All-American on three occasions. Carril earned the accolades from 1999-2001. Other players who earned multiple selections include Tony Bujan (3), Clinton Banducci (2), Ashley Fisher (2) and Jason Weir-Smith (2).

* Three different squads in TCU history have had at least three All-Americans named in that season. The 1996 team had four All-Americans, while the 1990 and 2001 squads each had three.


* Randy Crawford – 1977
David Pate – 1981 (s/d), 1982 (s/d), 1983 (s/d)
Karl Richter – 1981 (d), 1982 (d)
Corey Wittenberg – 1983 (d)
Tom Mercer – 1986 (s)
Neil Broad – 1987 (s)
Earl Zinn – 1988 (d)
Clinton Banducci – 1988 (d), 1989 (d)
Eric Lingg – 1989 (d)
Sandon Stolle – 1990 (d)
Tony Bujan – 1990 (s), 1992 (s/d)
Luis Ruette – 1990 (s/d), 1991 (s), 1992 (d)
Paul Robinson – 1994 (s/d), 1995 (s/d), 1996 (s/d)
David Roditi – 1994 (d), 1995 (d), 1996 (d)
Ashley Fisher – 1996 (d), 1997 (d)
Jason Weir-Smith – 1996 (d), 1997 (d)
Esteban Carril – 1999 (s), 2000 (s), 2001 (s)
Trace Fielding – 2001 (d)
Jimmy Haney – 2001 (d)
Rafael Abreu – 2006 (d)
Jordan Freitas – 2006 (d)


* TCU has had players win 8 major national tournament championships:

* Esteban Carril – 1998 ITA National Clay Courts Singles Champion
Scott Eddins – 1999 ITA National Summer Doubles Champion
David Pate – 1981 NCAA Doubles Champion; 1982 ITCA National Indoor Singles Champion
Karl Richter – 1981 NCAA Doubles Champion
Paul Robinson – 1994 ITA All-American Doubles Champion; 1995 ITA National Clay Courts Singles Champion; 1994, 1995 ITA National Clay Courts Doubles Champion
David Roditi – 1994 ITA All-American Doubles Champion; 1994, 1995 ITA National Clay Courts Doubles Champion

* Since the breakup of the Southwest Conference in 1996, the top players in TCU’s conference have been determined by a vote of league coaches. Three Frogs have earned Player of the Year honors:

* Esteban Carril – 1998, 1999 WAC Player of the Year
Fabrizio Sestini – 2005 Conference USA Player of the Year
Cosmin Cotet – 2008 Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year.

* Back in the days of the Southwest Conference, 11 Frogs combined to win 15 individual conference championships, seven in singles and eight in doubles:

* Clinton Banducci (1988 Southwest Conference Doubles)
Tut Bartzen Jr. (1976 Southwest Conference Doubles)
Tony Bujan (1992 Southwest Conference singles & doubles)
Randy Crawford (1976 Southwest Conference doubles, 1977 Southwest Conference singles)
David Pate (1981 Southwest Conference singles, 1982 Southwest Conference doubles)
Karl Richter (1982 Southwest Conference doubles)
Paul Robinson (1994, 95, 96 Southwest Conference singles; 1995, 96 Southwest Conference doubles)
David Roditi (1995, 96 Southwest Conference doubles)
Luis Ruette (1991 Southwest Conference singles; 1990, 92 Southwest Conference doubles)
Sandon Stolle (1990 Southwest Conference doubles)
Earl Zinn (1988 Southwest Conference doubles)
Coaching Achievements
* David Roditi is one of the great players in the history of the TCU men's tennis program. Roditi begins his first season as head coach of his alma mater.

* Roditi, a three-time doubles All-American who lettered from 1993-96, still holds the school record for career combined victories.

* Roditi returns to TCU after serving the previous five years as Lead National Coach at the USTA Training Center in Carson, Calif. Prior to joining the USTA in 2005, he worked as the Associate Director of St. Stephens Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas, and was also an assistant coach at Texas from 2000-02.

* Among the players Roditi has coached with the USTA is current top American male prospect Ryan Harrison, who recently upended 15th seed Ivan Ljubicic in the first round of the U.S. Open. The victory marked the first win in a Grand Slam tournament for the 18-year old, who has been under Roditi’s watch since he was only 13.

* In addition to Harrison, Roditi has tutored a number of other top juniors. He served as coach for the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team that won the 2008 Junior Davis Cup title.

* Other players Roditi has been involved with include John Isner, currently the world’s No. 20-ranked singles player. Isner grabbed headlines this past summer for his first-round victory at Wimbledon over Nicolas Mahut that ranked as the longest match in the history of professional tennis (6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68).

* Roditi will lead a TCU program that he helped build into a national power during a four-year career from 1993 through 1996 playing for legendary former head coach Tut Bartzen. The Frogs finished the season ranked among the nation’s top-7 teams in each of Roditi’s final three years, including a school-record rating of No. 3 following his senior campaign. The Frogs advanced to the NCAA semifinals that season, one of three Final Four appearances in program history.

* In addition to the team’s success during his playing days, Roditi racked up numerous individual accomplishments as a Frog. A nationally ranked player during each of his four years on campus, he twice reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships alongside partner Paul Robinson.

* Roditi and Robinson finished the 1995 season ranked No. 2 nationally in doubles and was rated as high as No. 1 at times in both 1995 and 1996. Among the titles won by the duo were two ITA National Clay Court championships (1994, 1995) and the 1994 ITA All-American Championships crown. The players were also named to the Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team in 1996.

* Roditi capped his career by earning a career-best No. 25 singles rating in 1996 to go along with a No. 5 mark in doubles. Overall, he posted a career combined record of 250-82 for TCU, which is 12 victories more than any other player in program history. He also ranks No. 2 in doubles wins (121) and No. 4 in singles victories (129).

* During his collegiate career, Roditi was ranked All-Southwest Conference in both singles and doubles (1994, 1995, 1996) and he combined for five individual SWC individual singles and doubles titles. The accomplishments resulted in his election to the TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

* Following his time as a Frog, Roditi experienced a highly successful professional career. He reached a career-high position of No. 41 in the ATP doubles rankings and recorded a win over the former No. 1 doubles team of Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge. He also represented Mexico in 10 Davis Cup matches.
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