Notes & Quotes: #20 Michigan 4, TCU 3

Jan. 20, 2013

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• With tonight's win, Michigan claimed its 10th consecutive victory in season openers. The Wolverines are 9-0 in season openers under head coach Bruce Berque.

• The Wolverines secured their first-ever victory over TCU in program history. The Wolverines entered the dual 0-3 all-time against the Horned Frogs.


Michigan Head Coach Bruce Berque
On earning the doubles point ..."With the no-ad scoring in doubles, I think we learned that if you lose one point the match can change so quickly. Overall, I thought the energy and fight was really good in doubles, but I didn't think our execution was as consistent as it needs to be."

On junior Barrett Franks' win at No. 5 singles ..."That was amazing. He has had a couple great matches, but I haven't seen anything better than this. When I stepped on the court, he was playing from behind and he had to hold to tie the score the whole last set. He served his way out of trouble and made some really clutch points."

On Franks' come-from-behind win ..."We needed his match and under pressure like that I thought it was an incredible effort. I've seen him do it before so I can't say I'm shocked, but that was a pretty special one from him."

On the Wolverines' first dual of the season ..."Competitively and composure-wise I give the team an A-plus. That was a tough opening match, the toughest team we've played to start the dual season. I know they are not ranked, but I think this could be a top 20 team that we played tonight. If our composure and effort are like this at the end of the year I'll be pleased.

U-M Senior Evan King
On clinching the match for U-M ..."That's why you play college tennis, you love those situations. You are fighting for Michigan and you are fighting for all the guys that practice with you every single day. I was glad I was able to pull it out and get the win."

On the atmosphere at the Varsity Tennis Center ..."That was fun. They were loud, they were rowdy and they definitely helped. The fans really got me going and that's why I love playing at home."

U-M Junior Barrett Franks
On his come-from-behind win at No. 5 singles..."I lost a little bit of energy after the second set, but I tried to put it all behind me and lay everything on the court for the win. Coach Berque tells us not to watch the scoreboard, but as soon as it was me and (Evan) King on the court we knew the dual would come down to our matches."