FORT WORTH - Baylor men’s tennis sophomore Jimmy Bendeck won two singles matches Saturday at the ITA Texas Regional Championships Presented by Oracle to make the main draw quarterfinals at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
Bendeck, seeded 10th at the event, best Lamar’s Sebastian Santibanez, 6-2, 6-4, in the round of 64. Later in the day, the BU sophomore upset sixth-seed Gerardo Lopez Villasenor of TCU, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, to get to the quarterfinals. Bendeck is now 11-1 on the year in singles play.
Will Little and Bjoern Petersen were both knocked out of the singles main draw in the round of 16. Little came up short, 6-4, 6-4, against Texas A&M’s Arthur Rinderknech, who is seeded No. 1 and ranked No. 9 in the nation.
Petersen suffered a 7-6, 6-4 setback to Texas’ Harrison Scott, who is seeded fifth and ranked No. 71 in the country.
In doubles, Little and Petersen fell 8-6 in round of 16 action against Christian Sigsgaard and Julian Zlobinsky of Texas.
Meanwhile in the consolation draw, Bendeck and Frantzen won a pair of matches. First, the BU pair took down Abilene Christian’s Jackson Fine and Cole Lawson, 8-4. In the quarterfinals, Bendeck and Frantzen bested Kevin Lam (Texas A&M) and Luis Tirado (UTSA), 8-2.
On Sunday, Bendeck will play in the singles quarterfinals at 3 p.m. CT against Texas’ Yuya Ito, who is seeded fourth.
In the doubles consolation draw, Bendeck and Frantzen will play in the semifinals against Lamar’s Michael Feucht and Santibanez at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.