Baylor Men’s Tennis Travels North To Take On Tulsa

Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 16:27:02-04

The fourth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team will visit Tulsa for its last non-conference match of the 2017 regular season. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

The Bears (18-3) are currently riding a five-match winning streak with four of the five coming over top-40 opponents, including No. 38 SMU, No. 9 California and No. 5 USC at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge, and No. 34 Memphis last Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Tulsa is 10-12 this season, and 9-2 at home with their only losses coming to No. 10 UCLA and No. 46 Arkansas.

Baylor leads the all-time series, 8-3. Most recently, the Bears lost to the Golden Hurricane, 4-3, last year at the Hurd Tennis Center.

In the newest ITA rankings, the fifth-ranked sophomore Juan Benitez leads the team in singles action, followed by No. 37 senior Max Tchoutakian and No. 100 Johannes Schretter. Benitez pairs with redshirt sophomore Will Little to be the 29th-best doubles duo in the country. Little and freshmen Johannes Schretter are the 72nd-best doubles duo in the country.

Tulsa has one ranked singles player in No. 25 Or Ram-Harel.

Following the match against Tulsa, Baylor will open conference play against No. 13 Oklahoma on April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.