Men’s Tennis Secures outright Big 12 Championship

first_imgWhat to watch during quarantine printThe No. 9 Horned Frogs defeated the No. 7 Texas Longhorns 4-1 for the team’s fifth win over a top-ranked team this season and their 12th consecutive victory to claim the outright Big 12 Championship and push their record to 17-4 overall and 5-0 in conference play this season.The Frogs battled through the tightly contested doubles match, winning both matches 6-4 for their 10th straight doubles point. The No. 34 pair of Jerry Lopez and Reese Stalder won their first match. Cameron Norrie and Trevor Johnson claimed the doubles point for the Frogs with their sixth consecutive win.“It’s exciting to win the conference and everyone knows what we have gone through this year and to have the resilience to hang in there and win such a tough conference is amazing,” Coach Roditi said. “I am happy for the guys, we just have to keep getting better.”The Frogs took the first set on five of the six courts during singles matches and quickly earned a 3-0 lead with quick wins on courts one and six. Trevor Johnson continued his undefeated season with a 6-3, 6-3 victory, while No. 2 Norrie (now No. 1)  defeated his 14th ranked opponent of the season 6-2, 7-5. No. 27 Alex Rybakov won his 17th straight match with a straight set win to clinch the match.“It was a fell fought match and deserving of the Big 12 title,” Roditi said.This match wraps up the regular season for the Horned Frogs as they claim the outright Big 12 title. TCU earned the No. 1 seed and a bye in the first round of the Big 12 Championship. The tournament runs from April 27-30 in Norman, Okla. Robbie Vaglio Facebook Twitter + posts Twitter Frogs win back to back conference titles with win over Longhorns. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Facebook Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Linkedin Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Robbie Vaglio I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Previous articleTCU Baseball falters 6-2 to Stephen F. AustinNext articleSociety of Women Engineers help build Fort Worth home Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Huge drop in social housing refits in Limerick

first_imgTwitter Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenMaurice Quinlivan TD with John Nugent, Sinn Féin Representative at the Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenPicture Brendan gleesonHOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy has been criticised for a whopping 86 per cent drop in the number of vacant social housing units being brought back into use in Limerick.Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan this week hit out at the government’s housing policy, criticising the huge number of local authority houses lying idle in Limerick, as they await central government funding for refurbishment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “My constituency office is inundated with working families with nowhere to live. This government has completely failed to get a handle on the homelessness and housing crisis, and their policies in housing have been a complete failure. There are now 2,725 people on the housing waiting list in Limerick, yet if you look around the city you will find a large number of local authority houses boarded up and lying idle,” Deputy Quinlivan told the Limerick Post.Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenBoarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenPicture Brendan gleeson“This is a source of great frustration for so many people, who rightly can’t understand why these houses are boarded up and left empty in the midst of a homelessness and housing crisis.”The problem, the deputy maintains, is that the Fine Gael government is not providing the capital required by local authorities to refurbish these social housing units, and get them into use.“Limerick Council has informed me that they are awaiting funding approval from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for void houses.“Last month I wrote to Minister Murphy outlining my concerns about this, and asking when funding will be provided for these houses. Unfortunately, the Minister or his Department failed to reply to any of my questions.“In 2017, just €215,520 in funding was provided to Limerick Council to return vacant social housing units to use, down from €915,969 in 2014. As a result, the number of void units returned has substantially dropped from 94 units in 2014, to just 13 last year, a whopping 86 per cent fall,” he declared.Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenBoarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenPicture Brendan gleesonThe Limerick politician went on to invite Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to come to the city to see for himself the huge number of boarded up social housing units waiting for funding.“Time and time again we hear the Minister and this government say funding is not an issue for local authorities. This is complete nonsense, and these figures prove funding is desperately needed.“These homes are sitting idle, while thousands of people in Limerick wait for a local authority house. It’s a ridiculous situation. The buck stops with Minister Murphy, and if he can’t manage to do the job, we need an election now to let the people decide who should.”Fine Gael Senator for Limerick, Kieran O’Donnell told the Limerick Post this Wednesday that he has received confirmation from Minister Murphy that funding is being provided to the Council to refurbish 70 voids owned by the local authority and bring them back into use.“These are much-needed homes here in Limerick and the total cost of this refurbishment programme is €1.4m. Having this funding approval in place will enable the local authority to bring these vacant homes up to standard and back into use as quickly as possible,” Senator O’Donnell commented. Advertisement TAGSHousingNewspolitics NewsHousingPoliticsHuge drop in social housing refits in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 23, 2018 5401 Facebook Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleMunster will look to take learnings from Exeter with bigger tests aheadNext article‘Eye Scream’ Mural vandals condemned Alan Jacques Email Print Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Linkedin Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more