The No. 8 Baylor men’s tennis team fell to No. 10 Virginia 6-1 on Saturday. No. 18 women’s tennis had better luck, opening Big 12 Conference play with a 6-1 victory over No. 28 Texas Tech at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
The No. 7 Baylor men’s tennis team improved to 8-2 on the season with a 4-0 shutout of No. 26 Mississippi (2-3) on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.
The No. 18-ranked women’s tennis team split a pair of games over the weekend losing to No. 15 Vanderbilt 4-3 and bounced back by defeating No. 7-ranked Northwestern 5-2.
The No.19-ranked Lady Bears tennis team claimed a 6-1 victory over No.22 Rice on Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
The No.6-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team extended its unbeaten streak to six matches with a pair of 7-0 wins over Cameron and Louisiana at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center on Friday.
The Baylor men’s tennis team includes 11 talented tennis players who have collectively started off the season 4-0 to earn a No. 6 ranking. Among these players is sophomore Julian Lenz. Julian has represented Baylor both on and off the tennis court as a student-athlete who does what it takes to succeed.
No. 7 Baylor men’s tennis took down Incarnate Word and No. 73 Purdue 7-0, 6-1, over the weekend.
The Bears (4-0) have extended their win streak to four with two wins over the weekend.
“We’re just trying to build some momentum for what’s coming up,” head coach Matt Knoll said. “We just have to continue to improve for what’s ahead of us down the road.”
The Baylor men’s tennis team, ranked 13th in the nation, starts the Big 12 Championship Saturday as the top seed. The Bears (19-4) will play the winner of TCU and Texas.
The team began the season with a rough start in a loss at Tulsa, but then went on an eight-match win streak. The team then lost three in a row to top-five teams, including top-ranked Virginia. However, the Bears found themselves in every third set against the Cavaliers, making for a close match.
Despite his best efforts to evade being drenched, head coach Joey Scrivano was unsuccessful in avoiding the contents of the water jug as the Baylor women’s tennis team celebrated its ninth Big 12 title in 11 years.
“That was the best bath I’ve had in a long time,” Scrivano said. “I missed having that bath last year and I couldn’t wait to get it this year. To win any kind of championship takes a tremendous amount of work. We battled a lot of adversity this year and it was great to see a completely new team have this experience.”
The 15th-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team won the outright Big 12 Regular Season Championship after beating the 37th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs 5-2 Sunday. The team also celebrated senior Roberto Maytin’s “Senior Night.”