College notes: No. 6 TCU golfers outduel No. 8 Georgia Tech

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The No. 6-ranked Frogs held on for a narrow dual-match victory over No. 8 Georgia Tech in a showdown at the Crabapple Course at Capital City Club on Friday in Atlanta.

TCU posted a 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 victory over the Yellow Jackets after outright victories by seniors Eli Cole (3 and 2) and Daniel Jennevret (2 and 1) and sophomore Thomas Mantovanini (2 up). Sophomore Julien Brun halved his match against Georgia Tech’s top player, Ollie Schniederjans.

It was TCU’s second of two dual matches of the season. The Frogs defeated Pepperdine 4-1 back in early March.

TCU coach Bill Montigel added the events in preparation for a possible trip to the NCAA Championship in late May. Friday’s dual match also served as a preview for the Frogs of the course where the NCAA Championship will be held.

The Frogs open the championship portion of their schedule early next week in Hutchinson, Kan. with their inaugural appearence in the Big 12 Championships.

TCU falls short

No. 4 seeded TCU came up short in Western at the Extraco Coliseum in Waco, falling to No. 5 seeded South Carolina in the second round of the equestrian national championships, 5-2.

TCU ends the year 10-5 in Western, while South Carolina improved to 10-5. As a team, TCU closed its season with an 8-9 record.

In Horsemanship, the Frogs battled the Gamecocks, who are coming off an SEC Championship, to a 2-2 draw, but couldn’t make up the difference following a sweep by South Carolina in Reining.

Briefly

• TCU women’s tennis: The No. 25-ranked Frogs rallied in singles against No. 15 Texas Tech but came up short 4-3 against Texas Tech at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. TCU (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) rallied with victories by Kelsey Sundaram, playing in place of Federica Denti, picking up a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Caroline Starck, and Olivia Smith beat Tech’s Kenna Kilgo 7-6, 6-2, and Monika Sirilova rallied to beat Elizabeth Ullathorne, 4-6, 7-6 (8), 1-0 (9). TCU plays host to No. 26 Texas at noon Sunday.

• TCU women’s golf: Sophomore April McCoy is tied for sixth individually, while the Horned Frogs are seventh as a team after the opening round of the Big 12 Championship in Rhodes, Iowa. McCoy shot a 6-over 78, four behind leader Lauren Taylor of Baylor. TCU’s 326 is only 10 strokes behind leader and No. 22 Texas Tech.

• UTA track and field: Katelyn Hayward set a school record in the steeplechase of 10 minutes, 48.03 seconds on the first day of the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

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