GoFrogs: Men's Tennis Signs Two Graduate Transfers

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May 25, 2007
Mineral Wells, Texas

GoFrogs: TCU Signs Two Graduate Transfers

FORT WORTH – TCU men's tennis head coach David Roditi has signed two graduate transfers from top programs to the 2021-22 roster: three-time All-American Juan Carlos Aguilar (Texas A&M) and Tim Ruehl (Arizona State). Both student-athletes carry a combined 236 career-college tennis victories to Fort Worth, joining a roster that returns five of seven starters from TCU's Elite Eight team from this past season.

"We're excited to welcome Tim to our team," Roditi said. "He brings a ton of experience, work ethic and success in singles and doubles from his time at ASU. We know him well from playing him many times over the years and we love his ability to play from all parts of the court. He can apply pressure really well and compete very hard, while always being a true class act."

Ruehl comes to the purple courts after four years with Arizona State where he tallied 102 combined victories for the Sun Devils. From Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany, Ruehl holds career-best rankings of No. 12 in doubles and No. 102 in singles play.

He played mostly at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles for ASU this past season, while also getting starts at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. He has been a member of the top doubles pairing for the last two seasons while playing in the top three singles positions in each of his four seasons of experience.

"We're equally as excited to welcome Charlie to our squad," Roditi said. "As the statistics show, he brings a ton of expeirence and success in both singles and doubles. He'll make an immediate impact in our lineup. He's beaten us many times over the last four seasons. So it will be nice to finally be on the same side of the net as Charlie. I believe he will become a fan favorite over time with his ability to move and control the ball. He's a very exciting player to watch and I'm so happy to welcome him in the Horned Frog Family."

Aguilar joins the Horned Frogs after earning three All-America doubles selections in his four seasons at Texas A&M (2018, '19 & '21). The senior, from La Paz, Bolivia, is a former No. 1-ranked doubles player and boasts a career-best singles ranking of No. 13. He has been ranked in the national Top-10 for doubles in each of his four seasons in college tennis, including finishing this season ranked No. 7 (doubles) and No. 30 (singles).

He played on TAMU's No. 1 doubles team in each of his four seasons while playing in the Top 3 of singles in his last three years in College Station. He has amassed 134 combined victories, 76 singles and 58 doubles.

"We feel very fortunate to have, what we believe to be, two of the best graduate transfers from this past season," Roditi said. "We know them both well and they know us. It's very flattering that they have chosen TCU as their next university and family. We have played a total of eight duals against these two guys over their careers and we're honored that they saw what we are building here at TCU and chose to be a part of it, especially since their talent allowed them to choose whichever program they felt was best for them. This will add a lot of experience and maturity to an already well seasoned squad."

Ruehl and Aguilar join a TCU squad that is brimming with experience. The Horned Frogs return both of their All-Americans from this past season, Luc Fomba and Alastair Gray, along with all five singles competitors who earned end-of-year rankings: Fomba, Gray, Sander Jong, Tomas Jirousek and Jake Fearnley.

The Horned Frogs 2021-22 squad will now feature three All-Americans, seven Horned Frogs who have earned national rankings in singles play and six to have earned national rankings in doubles competition.

For more information on TCU men's tennis, visit gofrogs.com and follow the team on social media: @TCUMensTennis on twitter, Facebook and the all new men's tennis Instagram.