Baylor Men's Tennis Adds International Standout Kotorman - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor Men's Tennis Adds International Standout Kotorman

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor men's tennis head coach Matt Knoll announced the signing of Akos Kotorman to a National Letter of Intent Monday.

"Akos is everything we look for in our program,” Knoll said.  “He is hard working, determined, intelligent and dynamic. He's played at the highest level in his country, Europe and the world. Our coaching staff could not be more excited about having Akos join the program."

The lefthander, who is from Budapest, Hungary, holds an International Tennis Federation Junior ranking of No. 62.  Kotorman won the Hungarian National Junior Championship under 16 in singles and doubles and the Hungarian National Junior Championship under 18 in singles and doubles. He also reached the final of the European Team Championship under 18. Kotorman plans to major in business and his favorite player is Rafael Nadal.

Kotorman is the second signee for the 2017 class, joining Roy Smith (New Haven, Conn.).

The pair will enter a BU program that has won 13 Big 12 Conference regular season titles and eight tournament crowns over the 21-year history of the league. Under head coach Matt Knoll’s guidance, Baylor has become one of the nation's most successful collegiate men's tennis teams over the past 14 seasons (2002-16). During that span, the Bears have reached the NCAA Championship semifinals five times, winning the national championship in 2004, and reaching at least the round of 16 in 13 of those 14 years.

  • No. 8/9 Baylor Women's Basketball Battles Georgia Tech for the

    No. 8/9 Baylor Women's Basketball Battles Georgia Tech for the

    Friday, November 24 2017 9:27 PM EST2017-11-25 02:27:02 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)
    After a day off, in which the Lady Bears rode jet skis and banana boats at their beach party, fed stingrays, snorkeled in a shipwreck and got an up close look at a shark in the Bahamas, No. 8/9 Baylor (4-1) is set to meet RV/RV Georgia Tech (6-0) for the Junkanoo Jam Championship game on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Gateway Christian Academy located on the island of Bimini. FOLLOW ALONG • Fans can watch an online stream of all Junkanoo Jam games through FloHoops. Visit ww...More >>
    After a day off, in which the Lady Bears rode jet skis and banana boats at their beach party, fed stingrays, snorkeled in a shipwreck and got an up close look at a shark in the Bahamas, No. 8/9 Baylor (4-1) is set to meet RV/RV Georgia Tech (6-0) for the Junkanoo Jam Championship game on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Gateway Christian Academy located on the island of Bimini. FOLLOW ALONG • Fans can watch an online stream of all Junkanoo Jam games through FloHoops. Visit ww...More >>
  • Baylor Soccer Storied Season Ends with Elite 8 Loss at No. 3 Duke

    Baylor Soccer Storied Season Ends with Elite 8 Loss at No. 3 Duke

    Friday, November 24 2017 9:02 PM EST2017-11-25 02:02:11 GMT
    Baylor soccer (15-6-3, 4-4-1 Big 12) saw its storybook postseason run end with a 4-0 loss to No. 3 Duke (23-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC) on Friday evening at Koskinen Stadium. Playing in the program’s first-ever Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, the Bears upset hopes were iced after a first half goal and a pair of quick second-half scores by the Blue Devils. Duke cracked through with the first score of the match in the sixth minute. A pass into the box cut behind the BU backline, allo...More >>
    Baylor soccer (15-6-3, 4-4-1 Big 12) saw its storybook postseason run end with a 4-0 loss to No. 3 Duke (23-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC) on Friday evening at Koskinen Stadium. Playing in the program’s first-ever Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, the Bears upset hopes were iced after a first half goal and a pair of quick second-half scores by the Blue Devils. Duke cracked through with the first score of the match in the sixth minute. A pass into the box cut behind the BU backline, allo...More >>
  • FINAL: TCU beats Baylor, Bears end the season at 1-11

    FINAL: TCU beats Baylor, Bears end the season at 1-11

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-11-24 21:22:14 GMT

    Baylor's hot start was not enough to beat TCU in Fort Worth. 

    More >>

    Baylor's hot start was not enough to beat TCU in Fort Worth. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly