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Baylor Men's Tennis' Bendeck and Lah Win Thrilling NCAA Doubles Opener

Posted at 10:55 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 23:55:39-04

ORLANDO, FL — Baylor men’s tennis senior Jimmy Bendeck and sophomore Sven Lah used a thrilling round of 32 win to advance in the doubles draw Tuesday at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

The top-seeded tandem fell down early and dropped the opening set against No. 18 Trey Hilderbrand and Bogdan Pavel but ultimately prevailed with a 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 1-0(11-9) victory on court two.

The Baylor duo improves to 27-6 on the season, good for the second-most doubles victories in a season by a single team and seventh-most all-time in Baylor history.

In singles action, sophomore Matias Soto ended his run in the round of 32 with a 6-1, 6-1 loss to No. 9-16 seed and 19th-ranked William Blumberg of North Carolina on court two.

He finishes his sophomore season with a 22-9 singles record and a 9-5 record against ranked opponents.

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No. 1 seed and top-ranked Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah advance to the doubles round of 16 to face 38th-ranked Brandon Laubser and Tad Maclean of Auburn Wednesday.