Baylor Men’s Tennis Loses At No. 8 Oklahoma - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor Men’s Tennis Loses At No. 8 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. - The 37th-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 8 Oklahoma Friday at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla.

The Bears (14-10, 1-2 Big 12) lost a tightly contested doubles point and then dropped three straight-set singles matches to lose to the Sooners (13-8, 2-1 Big 12).

Baylor and Oklahoma duked it out in doubles play, with BU opening up 4-3 leads on all courts early in the match. Senior Julian Lenz and junior Tyler Stayer struck first with a 6-4 win on court three over Andre Biro and Maxime Mora. The BU duo is now 2-0 in Big 12 play.

Then Oklahoma tied up doubles play after No. 46 Axel Alvarez-Llamas and Andrew Harris took a 6-4 win over No. 82 junior Max Tchoutakian and freshman Tommy Podvinski at the top of the lineup. The loss snapped a two-match winning streak over ranked opponents in conference action for the Bears.

Minutes later, senior Felipe Rios and freshman Jimmy Bendeck trailed 5-4 and came back to tie up the game at 30-all. Oklahoma’s Spencer Papa and Alex Ghilea took the next two points to clinch the doubles point with a 6-4 win on court two.

In singles play, Bendeck dropped a 6-0, 6-0 loss to No. 46 Ghilea on court four. Then, Stayer fought back in set two but eventually fell 6-1, 6-3 to Mora on court six.

Oklahoma clinched the match after Harris defeated No. 82 Tchoutakian at the No. 2 spot, 6-4, 6-0.

NOTABLES:

·         Oklahoma now leads the all-time series over Baylor, 25-20.

·         The Bears have now dropped five-straight matches to the Sooners.

·         Baylor is now 2-6 after dropping the doubles point.
Baylor was shutout for the second time in 2016 and the first time since Feb. 12 against Ohio State.

·         Julian Lenz and Tyler Stayer are now 2-0 in Big 12 doubles play at the No. 3 spot.

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor travels to nearby Stillwater, Okla. to face No. 14 Oklahoma State Sunday at 3:30 p.m. CT. The match against OSU will be televised on FS2 as part of the USTA's College Match Day series.

  • UMHB women's golf finishes third at Golfweek Fall Invitational

    UMHB women's golf finishes third at Golfweek Fall Invitational

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:19:35 GMT
    (Source: UMHB)(Source: UMHB)
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team fired its lowest round of the tournament on the final day as the Cru finished in third place at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational Tuesday in Florida. The Cru women lowered their score in each of the tournament’s three rounds. UMHB posted a final round 312 to finish with a 323-315-312=950. The Cru finished five strokes behind Huntingdon College’s second place total of 311-314-320=945. Washington Univers...More >>
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team fired its lowest round of the tournament on the final day as the Cru finished in third place at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational Tuesday in Florida. The Cru women lowered their score in each of the tournament’s three rounds. UMHB posted a final round 312 to finish with a 323-315-312=950. The Cru finished five strokes behind Huntingdon College’s second place total of 311-314-320=945. Washington Univers...More >>
  • UMHB men's golf ties for 15th at Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational

    UMHB men's golf ties for 15th at Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:17:58 GMT
    (Source: UMHB)(Source: UMHB)
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s golf team moved up one spot in the team standings on the final day as the Cru finished in a tie for 15th place at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational Tuesday in Florida. UMHB fired a final round 302 to finish with a 303-295-302=900 to tie with Wisconsin-Eau Claire (304-293-303=900) for 15th place. St. Thomas won the team title after carding a 284-278-295=857. Huntingdon College finished second with a 287-285-292=864, Illinois W...More >>
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s golf team moved up one spot in the team standings on the final day as the Cru finished in a tie for 15th place at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational Tuesday in Florida. UMHB fired a final round 302 to finish with a 303-295-302=900 to tie with Wisconsin-Eau Claire (304-293-303=900) for 15th place. St. Thomas won the team title after carding a 284-278-295=857. Huntingdon College finished second with a 287-285-292=864, Illinois W...More >>
  • Baylor's Kraus Wins Consolation Singles Title

    Baylor's Kraus Wins Consolation Singles Title

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:15:37 GMT
    Baylor women’s tennis freshman Livia Kraus played her way to the top of the singles consolation bracket at the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle, compiling a 4-1 mark over five days at Friedman Tennis Center. To claim her title, Kraus fought through a lengthy battle with Savannah Durkin from Rice to record the win, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8). It is the first title of her collegiate career and the second this season for Baylor. Kraus joins senior Theresa Van Zyl, wh...More >>
    Baylor women’s tennis freshman Livia Kraus played her way to the top of the singles consolation bracket at the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle, compiling a 4-1 mark over five days at Friedman Tennis Center. To claim her title, Kraus fought through a lengthy battle with Savannah Durkin from Rice to record the win, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8). It is the first title of her collegiate career and the second this season for Baylor. Kraus joins senior Theresa Van Zyl, wh...More >>
Powered by Frankly