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Baylor Men's Tennis Closes Regular Season at No. 45 Texas Tech

The fourth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team closes Big 12 Conference play and its regular season with a match against No. 45 Texas Tech Saturday at 6 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Baylor (21-5 overall, 2-2 in Big 12 play) looks to rebound following Wednesday’s loss at home to No. 9 TCU and finish above .500 in conference play with a win over the Red Raiders.

Baylor dropped a 4-3 decision to Texas Tech in last year’s Big 12 Championship in last meeting between the two teams. The Bears have lost three-straight times to the Red Raiders in 2016, but the Bears hold a 22-4 lead in the series under head coach Matt Knoll. Prior to 2016, BU had defeated the Red Raiders in 22 of their last 23 matches. Baylor trails in the all-time series 28-29.

Texas Tech is 10-14 on the season, most recently dropping a 4-1 decision to No. 8 Texas Saturday in Austin. TTU is 0-4 overall in Big 12 play having also recorded losses to No. 9 TCU, No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 8 Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders are last in the Big 12, while Baylor is currently tied for third.

Texas Tech is led by No. 30 Jolan Cailleau in singles play, followed by No. 85 Bjorn Thomson. In doubles play, the Red Raiders have two ranked pairings in 16th-ranked Thomson and Connor Curry and the 89th-ranked pairing of Alex Sendegeya and Thomson.

Sophomore Juan Benitez leads the Bears with a No. 13 ITA singles ranking, boasting a 16-6 dual-match singles record. BU has two other ranked singles player in senior Max Tchoutakian at No. 43 and Johannes Schretter coming in at No. 53. Benitez also pairs up with Will Little for a No. 17 in the doubles ranking. Schretter and Jimmy Bendeck are the No. 64 doubles tandem, and Tchoutakian and Schretter are listed at No. 77.

Baylor will next play in the Big 12 Championship, which runs April 28-30 in Norman, Okla.

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