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Norrie goes 2 for 2 for TCU tennis

Cameron Norrie, practicing earlier this season, beat Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Sweet 16 singles.
Cameron Norrie, practicing earlier this season, beat Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Sweet 16 singles. Star-Telegram

Freshman Cameron Norrie of TCU was a double winner in the second round of the NCAA Tennis Championships in Waco on Thursday.

Norrie pulled an upset in his singles match and combined with freshman Trevor Johnson to win his doubles match.

Norrie, ranked No. 39 in the country, upset fourth-ranked Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

“I fought really hard after I went down on the first set 7-5,” Norrie said. “Then I just fought my way back into the match. I was struggling with the wind a little bit at the start, but I managed to come through in the end, so it feels good.”

Norrie and Johnson beat Jordan Angus and Filip Vittek of San Diego 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Norrie moves into the Sweet 16 and become the 22nd Horned Frog and 44th All-America selection in TCU men’s tennis program history.

This is the first All-America honor for the program since 2006 and the first singles All-America selection since 2001.

“Cameron had a very good day and beat one of the best and toughest players in the tournament,” coach David Roditi told gofrogs.com. “It was high quality match and I’m proud of the way he continued to fight regardless of the score.

“He and Trevor competed well and got the win and I’m sure they will continue to raise their level as they play more and more.”

Two Horned Frogs players and one doubles team lost matches.

Guillermo Nunez fell to Jakob Sude of Oklahoma State 6-0, 6-3; Simona Parajova fell to Jamie Loeb of North Carolina 6-7 (1), 6-4, 2-6; and Nick Chappell and Will Stein lost to Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese of Tennessee 6-7 (2) and 6-0.

Texas A&M wins

Blake Allemand hit two home runs and Matt Kent threw a complete game to lead Texas A&M over Vanderbilt 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament in Hoover, Ala.

Allemand hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the fourth to help the Aggies (46-10) build an early 6-0 lead.

The left-handed Kent did the rest, holding the Commodores (40-18) to just one run on four hits.

Texas A&M won’t play again until Saturday. Vanderbilt will face Alabama today in an elimination game.

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