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Fast Facts: Baylor men's tennis to face Florida in NCAA Quarters

Posted: 10:09 PM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 03:09:42Z
Baylor Men's Tennis

WACO, TX — Playing at the final site for the 13th time in program history, sixth-seeded and sixth-ranked Baylor will challenge third-seeded and fourth-ranked Florida in the NCAA quarterfinals Thursday at 6 p.m. CT in Orlando, Fla.

The match will be live on the Tennis Channel with Sam Gore and Katrina Adams covering the action in Orlando.

TOP STORYLINES
• The Bears sealed a perfect home record in 2019 (16-0) when they took a 4-1 win over No. 11 UCLA in the NCAA Super Regional last Friday. BU also defeated No. 42 Utah and No. 20 Michigan in the first and second rounds in Waco.
• The Bears look to advance to their sixth NCAA semifinal match and first since 2015.
• BU is playing its 14th consecutive ranked opponent and eighth straight in the postseason.
• BU is 3-0 against SEC teams in 2019, including a top-three upset over Mississippi State at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
• BU is currently on a five-match winning streak, including the 2019 Big 12 Tournament Championship in Lawrence, Kan. on April 20-21.
• BU is one of six Big 12 teams to make the NCAA Tournament field and was one of two to host a Super Regional last weekend. The Bears are accompanied by No. 2 Texas and No. 10 TCU at the final site in Orlando.
• BU is 16-5 against the NCAA Tournament field, including wins over No. 2 seed Texas, No. 7 Mississippi State, No. 8 USC, No. 10 TCU, No. 11 UCLA and No. 15 Illinois.
• All five of Baylor’s 2019 losses have come to NCAA Tournament teams.

TEAM NOTES
• The Bears are 8-2 all-time as the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Championship. BU was last the No. 6 seed in 2009 where they advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in College Station.
• BU is 17-5 against ranked opponents this season.
• BU won its league-leading ninth Big 12 postseason title with a 4-1 win over No. 2 Texas.
• BU is 22-7 in the doubles point this season and 21-1 when winning and 4-3 when dropping the opening point.
• With a win over Oklahoma State on April 7, Baylor captured its 18th 20-win season in 23 years and first under head coach Brian Boland.
• With last Friday’s win over UCLA, Baylor captured its 12th 25-win season in program history and first since 2015.
• Head coach Brian Boland is one win away from 600 career wins.
• Four Bears were selected to the NCAA Individual Championships May 20-25 in Orlando, Fla. Johannes Schretter and Matias Soto earned at-large singles bids while Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah are the top-seeded doubles team.