Galeano, Lenz Make NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals

Posted at 10:09 PM, May 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-22 23:09:05-04

WACO, Texas – The Baylor men's tennis doubles duo of Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz reached the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with a three-set victory Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

The BU pairing, which is ranked No. 8 in the country, rallied to beat Wake Forest's 13th-ranked tandem of Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1. 

Galeano and Lenz were named to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team on Tuesday and earned ITA All-America honors by being a No. 5-8 seed for the doubles championship.

The Baylor pairing has now won 22 of their last 23 matches to up its record to 25-2.

The 35th-ranked Tony Lupieri had his NCAA Singles Championship run ended by No. 19 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski of Virginia, 6-1, 6-1. 

Lupieri completes his senior season with an 18-14 record in singles play and as an All-American. He was 69-29 in singles action during his BU career. 


  • Under Knoll, Baylor players have earned 31 All-American honors, including 12 doubles honors by nine different players.
  • Four players have garnered All-American status in 2015, including Julian Lenz and Lupieri in singles and Lenz and Galeano in doubles.
  • It is BU's first doubles All-American honors since 2011 when John Peers and Roberto Maytin recorded the honors.
  • Galeano and Lenz are the first BU duo to make the doubles quarterfinals since Peers and Maytin accomplished the honor in 2011.

“The Wake Forest team was two big physical guys that served it well. We had a couple chances in the first and didn't get it and then really played well at the end. I think as the match ended we played some good tennis. Hopefully that is something we can build on for the next round.” – head coach Matt Knoll on the day

“We played way more aggressive in the second and third sets. We tried harder to take time away from them. I think those were the key changes we made.”– Diego Galeano on the match

“Every single time Diego gets mad, he plays much better because he's more energized and doesn't want to lose to them.”
– Julian Lenz on his partner's play

Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz will now face Tennessee's Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese. That duo is seeded No. 4 in the event and ranked No. 4 in the country. The match is slated to start at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Live scoring and a video feed of the match will be available for each match through links on