A monumental season for the second-ranked Baylor Bears has finally come to an end with a 4-2 loss to three-seed Virginia in the 2015 NCAA semifinals on Monday afternoon. As much as the loss hurts for the Bears, the fact that it was on their home courts make it that much more bittersweet.
Baylor failed to capitalize on an early doubles point and several weakened Cavaliers as the No. 2 Bears fell 4-2 to No. 3 Virginia to end their season in the Final Four at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.
Eight-seed Baylor women’s tennis was unable to pull off a massive upset at Sunday afternoon’s NCAA quarterfinal matchup, dropping a 4-1 decision to top-ranked USC at the Hurd Tennis Center.
For the first time since 2007, the second-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team will advance to the NCAA semifinals after the Bears posted a 4-2 win over defending national champion USC on Saturday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center.
James-Baker’s 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-1 win over Skylar Morton helped Baylor advance to its first Elite Eight appearance since 2011 and avenged a 4-1 loss to Virginia last year in the Sweet 16.
Two-seed Baylor men’s tennis posted a gritty 4-1 win over South Florida on Thursday evening to advance the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday. It was not as easy as the score dictated though.
Two-seed Baylor men’s tennis earned a spot in the NCAA Round of 16 for the 14th-straight year after sweeping both No. 29 LSU and unranked Bryant in the regional championships Friday and Saturday in Waco. Eight-seed Baylor women’s tennis edged Rice 4-2 after a grueling three-and-a-half-hour match.
Sophomore men’s tennis player Maxime Tchoutakian not only experiences the common college problems, but also a language barrier, different customs, and a culture shock since arriving in Waco in January.
The Baylor men’s basketball team experienced a much different offseason training over the past month. The Bears cross-trained with seven other teams, which included football, rowing, gymnastics, tennis, lacrosse, soccer and baseball.
Baylor tennis will host the first and second rounds of the 2015 NCAA Tennis Championships on May 8-10 at the Hurd Tennis Center after both programs received top 10 tournament bids on Tuesday afternoon.