FORT WORTH, Texas –The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team (19-4, 2-0) defeated No. 56 TCU (10-11,
0-4) on Tuesday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
paring of Julian Lenz and Michel Dornbusch first claimed an 8-2 win
over Blake Hudson and Facundo Lugones in the No. 3 spot. Diego Galeano
and Tony Lupieri were next
to finish recording an 8-3 victory on court two over Arnau Dachs and
Trey Daniel to give the Bears the point. BU completed the sweep on court
one with an upset win by Mate Zsiga and Patrick Pradella over the No.
10 pairing of Nick Chappell and Will Stein,
singles action, the 15th- ranked Pradella maintained his momentum
following his doubles victory and was the first Baylor competitor off
court, posting a 6-2, 6-0 victory
over No. 83 Lugones to give the Bears a 2-0 advantage in the match.
12 Player of the Week Michel Dornbusch was quick to follow with a 6-4,
6-0 victory on court six over Andres Alfonzo to move the Bears a point
away from victory.
second-ranked Lenz fought back from a 1-6 defeat in the first set of
his match against No. 49 Chappell to clinch the match for the Bears 1-6,
With the match decided, the 29th-ranked Galeano got past Dachs 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to put the Bears up 5-0.
TCU put its only point on the board as Tony Lupieri fell to Trey Daniel 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5).
Mate Zsiga closed out the night on a positive note with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
victory over Rodolfo Bustamante at the No. 5 spot.
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STAT OF THE DAY
11 – the number of matches Baylor has won in a row, which is the most its won consecutively since 2011.
TOP QUOTE #1
"It was a battle. I thought their guys competed incredibly well. We were right down to the end on a lot of the courts down the stretch. It was a fun match for us. I thought the level was pretty good and I thought everyone played hard." - Head coach Matt Knoll on the match.
TOP QUOTE #2
"We talked about it the other day and I think those guys are good. I think we have a really good one doubles team and it has just kind of been the way that things have fallen that they have dropped tough matches in tie breakers, but I give them a lot of credit. They are seeing the glass half full and I think they are just more optimistic and have really looked into each other and started to believe and go win." - Knoll on the upset win in No. 1 doubles.
The Bears continue their road trip with two matches in Oklahoma next
weekend. BU's next outing will be a match in Norman, Okla. where the
Bears will face No. 4 Oklahoma Friday at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. matchup with No. 24 Oklahoma State on Sunday.