Baylor Men's Tennis Finishes No. 3 In Final Oracle/ITA Rankings

Posted at 9:04 PM, May 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-26 22:04:15-04

SKILLMAN, N.J. – Baylor men's tennis came in at No. 3 in the final Oracle/ITA rankings of the 2015 season, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday. 

After posting a 25-6 record and making the NCAA Championship semifinals for the first time since 2007, BU earned its highest final ranking since being No. 2 at the end of 2005 season. With the 2015 ranking, BU carded its sixth top-five and the 14th-top 10 final ranking in program history.

During 2015, Baylor won the Big 12 regular season crown, the 21st conference title in school history, and tallied 25 wins for the 11th-time in the last 17 seasons.

BU completes its 2015 campaign as the highest ranked team in Texas and in the top-20 for the 16th-time in program history. The Bears have been in the ITA top-20 in 14 consecutive years.

Baylor tallied 84.63 points in the computer-based rankings, which was 9.76 points behind No. 2 Oklahoma and 13.66 points ahead of No. 4 TCU.

BU posted eight wins during the season over the final ITA top-10, including No. 1 Virginia (2), No. 4 TCU (2), No. 7 USC (2), No. 9 Texas and No. 10 Duke. Baylor's six losses on the season came against No. 1 Virginia, No. 2 Oklahoma (4) and No. 6 Illinois.

End-of-the-year singles and doubles rankings will be released by the ITA on June 3.

With the women team being ranked No. 8, Baylor is one of only five schools nationally to have both of its tennis programs in the top-10.