By Melissa Triebwasser
Frogs Today staff writer
All we do is win.
That’s the mantra for TCU Athletics currently, as the Horned Frogs had a holiday weekend to remember.
It started Friday morning, when TCU men’s tennis knocked off No. 14 seeded Baylor to open play in the ITA Indoor National Championships. Friday night, TCU baseball started their 2023 season with a dominating win over No. 10 Vanderbilt, routing the Commodores 11-4.
Saturday, the rout was on again; Mike Miles’ return to the lineup sparked TCU basketball, who dominated Oklahoma State with a resounding 100-75 final. In a hoops double-header at home, the women’s team finally got into the win column in the conference, beating Kansas State 75-62, their first Big 12 of the season – and in 13 months.
The nightcap Saturday saw Arkansas celebrating a meaningless home run late in an 18-6 loss, as the Frogs started the season 2-0 with two wins over top ten teams at the College Baseball Showdown.
Along the way, Tennis moved on to the quarterfinals at the ITA national championship by sweeping away Georgia — the first victory over the Bulldogs in 40 years — Rifle finished in first place in the NCAA Qualifier at Air Force, punching their ticket to the eight-team NCAA tournament, and Equestrian absolutely dusted the Aggies for their sixth ranked win of the season.
Sunday brought revenge on the courts in the Windy City, as tennis avenged their loss a year ago to Kentucky to move on to the championship match. They’ll face sixth-seeded Texas for the title after the Longhorns dispatched previously unbeaten Michigan. The match begins at noon.
But all good things must eventually come to an end. TCU baseball played an entertaining but sloppy finale against Missouri in the College Baseball Showdown, falling to the Tigers 9-8 in 10 innings to close out the weekend.
Though not the finish we wanted, it doesn’t take away from a pretty remarkable weekend. In fact, Miles might have said it best when asked by ESPN whether TCU was a football school or a basketball school.
“It’s an everything school,” Miles said. “We’re good at everything.”
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What to Watch
Men’s Basketball vs Kansas | 8 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas | ESPN
Baseball vs UT Arlington | 6 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas | KTCU 88.7 FM
Women’s Basketball vs Baylor | 6:30 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas | Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Baseball vs Florida State | 6:30 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas | Big 12 Now on ESPN+ | KTCU 88.7 FM
Men’s Basketball at Texas Tech | 11 a.m. | Lubbock, Texas | ESPN/2/U
Baseball vs Florida State | 2 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas | Big 12 Now on ESPN+ | KTCU 88.7 FM
Women’s Basketball at Iowa State | 5 p.m. | Ames, Iowa | Big 12 Now/ESPN+ | KTCU
Baseball vs Florida State | 1 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas | Big 12 Now on ESPN+ | KTCU 88.7 FM