By Tyler Alley
Baylor men’s tennis earned three points in a row in its match Wednesday against Tulsa at the Hurd Tennis Center.
Unfortunately, Tulsa had already won the match by getting the first four points and ultimately winning the match 4-3.
Baylor dropped the doubles point to begin the match. The pair of senior Julian Bley and freshman Marko Krikovic was the only to take a match from Tulsa, winning 8-5 over Tulsa’s Alejandro Espejo and Lucian Gheorghe.
Senior Kike Grangeiro and sophomore Robert Verzaal fell 8-5 to Tulsa’s Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson.
Baylor’s No. 67 pair of freshmen, Mate Zsiga and Diego Galeano, lost to the sixth-ranked doubles pair in the nation, Tulsa’s Clifford Marsland and Ashley Watling, 9-8.
In singles, Verzaal fell first to Tulsa’s Jackson 7-5, 6-1.
Bley then lost to Espejo 6-1, 6-3 in the second match.
Tulsa’s Marsland, No. 93 in the nation, defeated Krikovic 6-4, 6-2 to give Tulsa a 4-0 lead and earn them the victory.
Baylor would capture its final three matches to bring the final tally to 4-3.
Galeano defeated Tulsa’s No. 83 Watling 7-6, 3-6, 1-0.
Grangeiro defeated Tulsa’s Ive 7-6, 7-6.
No. 23 Zsiga defeated Tulsa’s No. 92 Japie De Klerk 6-2, 6-7, 1-0.
Baylor falls to 13-9 on the season with the loss.
Men’s tennis returns to action at 6 p.m. Friday against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.