WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis advanced
three players to the semifinal round of the 2013 HEB Intercollegiate
singles draw at the Hurd Tennis Center on Saturday.
The tournament's top seeded and 16th-ranked
player, Patrick Pradella got past Hamid Derbrani of Laredo CC 6-4, 6-3
before defeating Oklahoma's Papac in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 6-3, to
earn a spot in the semifinals.
No. 79 Tony Lupieri advanced out of the round of 16
by defeating Oklahoma's Austin Siegel , 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. The win set up a
semifinals round showdown with fellow Baylor player and 38th- ranked Julian Lenz who defeated Idaho's
Jose Bendeck 7-5, 6-4 in his first match of the day.
Lenz then secured his spot in the semifinals with a
6-2, 6-2 victory over Diego Galeano in the quarterfinal round to give
Baylor three of the four spots in the tournament's semifinal round.
No. 60 Mate Zsiga also had success in the round of
16 recording a win over Illinois' Julian Childers 6-0, 6-1.
Unfortunately, he was unable to advance out of the quarterfinal round
where he lost 6-3, 6-4 to No. 85 Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma.
Baylor started the day with doubles play where the
No. 22 pairing of Galeano and Zsiga dropped an 8-4 decision to Alvarez
and Nick Papac of Oklahoma.
BU's Lenz and Lupieri got past UT Arlington's
Carlos Arbiza and Marek Pesicka 8-5 in the tournament's quarterfinal
round. The pairing then fell in the semifinal round to Hunter Johnson
and Yates Johnson, 8-6.
In singles consolation action, Vince Schneider fell 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 to Damian Farionla of ULL.