Baylor Men’s Tennis Set for ITA All-American Championships

Posted at 2:20 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 15:20:45-04

Seven Baylor men’s tennis players will compete in the 2017 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, held in Tulsa, Okla., running Sept. 30-Oct. 9.

The tournament is hosted by University of Tulsa at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center for the 13th-straight season. The 2017 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships will be held in three different stages. The prequalifying draws will take place on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, the qualifying draws on Oct. 2-3, and the main draw will be held on Oct. 5-9.

In singles, No. 40 Johannes Schretter will compete in the main draw while No. 68 Jimmy Bendeck, Will Little and Sven Lah will begin in the qualifying draw. Freshmen Akos Kotorman and Roy Smith will compete in the pre-qualifying draw, set to begin on Saturday, Sept. 30.

In doubles, No. 19 Schretter and Little will play in the main draw while Bendeck and Kotorman will begin the qualifying draw. Smith and Lah will compete in the pre-qualifying draw.

Schretter is coming off a 3-1 showing at the Oracle ITA Masters, which included an upset of No. 22 Harrison Scott of Texas to advance to the main draw semifinals.

Bendeck went 2-2 while Little is 3-1 after competing in the Ivy-Plus Invitational in Princeton, N.J. last weekend.

The three freshmen will compete in their first tournament since their fall showing at the Napa Valley Tennis Classic on Sept. 15-17. Smith went 2-0 at the event while Kotorman and Lah are looking for their first collegiate singles victories.