WACO, Texas –The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team swept Abilene Christian University, 7-0,
on Sunday at the
Hurd Tennis Center in the first match of what was originally scheduled
to be a doubleheader, but was cut short due to BU's match against
Prairie View A&M being canceled.
The victory was the eighth straight for the Bears, who improved to 16-4 on the season. Meanwhile, Abilene Christian fell to 8-8.
Baylor claimed the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. The BU pairing of Robert Verzaal and Robbie Korth were first to finish, getting past Marco Benseley and Michael Morris 8-4 on court three. Baylor locked up the point with a Patrick Pradella and Diego Galeano 8-4 win on court one over Borja Cortes and Guilherme Gesser.
In singles play, the 15th-ranked Pradella gave the Bears a 2-0 lead with his win on court one. After dropping the first game of the first set, Pradella fought back to win the next five games in the set en route to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Cortes.
Mate Zsiga was the next Baylor competitor off court. After going up 2-1 in the first set, Zsiga closed out his match winning 10 consecutive games to record a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jason Proctor. Baylor clinched the match deciding point on court two were seventh-ranked Julian Lenz defeated Nicklas Wingord, 6-1, 6-2.
BU took a 5-0 lead with Vince Schneider's 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Guilherme Gesser on court four before Robert Verzaal got past Nico Agritelley 6-2, 7-6 (2). Baylor completed the sweep with a three set 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-5 victory on court six by Robbie Korth.
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- Baylor now leads in the all-time series with ACU 9-3,
- The Bears are a perfect 12-0 at home on the season.
- Baylor has 10 shutouts on the season.
STAT OF THE DAY
Mate Zsiga closed out his match against Jason Proctor on a 10-0 run to secure a 6-1, 6-0 victory.
TOP QUOTE #1
""The emphasis on today was getting matches in to get in situations that you can't simulate in practice. Unfortunately, we only got one match in, but it was good that some guys got some action. Everyone got a win and got some action in close sets." - assistant coach Dominick Muller on the match.
The Bears will be back in action on Wednesday when they host No. 31 South Florida at 6 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.