No. 6 TCU blanked No. 29 Oklahoma State 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 men’s tennis championships on Friday in Waco.
Because of a brief rain delay, the teams began with singles play. The Frogs (21-6) won four consecutive matches in straight sets.
It was TCU’s seventh consecutive victory.
“I am very pleased with the way our team came out of the gate,” coach David Roditi said. “We won every first set on all six courts and our team handled a lot of the changes well today.”
Will Stein, Cameron Norrie and Arnau Dachs each won their 21st matches of the season. Facundo Lugones won his 18th, including his ninth straight.
TCU faces No. 2 and host Baylor in the semifinals at noon today.
In other TCU news:
▪ Women’s tennis: Seda Arantekin won at No. 6 singles 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to tie the match and force doubles play, and the No. 17-ranked Frogs (18-7) won the doubles point to beat No. 32 Texas 4-3 in the women’s Big 12 championships quarterfinals.
Play started with singles first, and Simona Parajova and Palina Dubavets won to set up Arantekin’s clutch performance.
TCU will play No. 1 seed Baylor at 3 p.m. today.
▪ Women’s golf: TCU shot 296 and is in sixth place after the first round of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship in San Antonio.
Kortnie Maxoutopoulis shot an even-par 72 and is in 10th place to lead the Frogs. Two of her three birdies came on the front nine. Maxoutopoulis is four strokes off the lead held by Kansas’ Pornvipa Sakdee, who shot a 68.
Kelly McGovern had a 73 for the Frogs and is tied for 11th.
Baylor shot a 6-under-par 282 and holds a seven-stroke lead over Texas Tech.
▪ Track & field: TCU earned two regional marks at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on Friday in Gaineville, Fla.
Ronnie Baker ran a 10.11 in the 100 meters to finish first among collegiate competitors. The time was a personal-best under wind-legal conditions.
Kolby Listenbee posted a 10.37 in his first 100 of the season to finish second among collegiate competitors.
In his first 200 meters event of the outdoor season, Listenbee ran a 20.79 to finish first overall among college athletes.
Paola Miranda finished second in the women’s hammer throw with a 193-6.
▪ Oklahoma basketball: Guard Buddy Hield, the Big 12 player of the year, will return for his senior season. Hield averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season.
▪ Oklahoma State football: The NCAA put the program on a year of probation for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated. The Committee on Infractions also ordered Oklahoma State to suspend its Orange Pride student organization after determining the all-female group “impermissibly” helped in recruiting efforts after being organized by the football program.
▪ Texas A&M baseball: The No. 2 Aggies lost 9-6 at top-ranked LSU, which scored four runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to erase a 5-2 A&M lead. LSU (37-6, 14-5 SEC) won 4-3 Thursday against the Aggies (36-7, 12-7) in the series opener.