BU tennis hunting for Texas sized upset

BU tennis hunting for Texas sized upset
Posted at 9:39 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 22:39:40-04

No. 23 Baylor men’s tennis (18-6, 1-2 Big 12) will close out its Big 12 road schedule with a Thursday matchup against sixth-ranked TCU at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth. First serve is slated for 5:30 p.m. CT.

BU looks to capture its first Big 12 road win of the season and knot up its current road record. Baylor currently holds a 2-3 record in away matches.

Historically, Baylor trails the all-time series against the Horned Frogs, 33-24, but hold a 19-7 lead under head coach Matt Knoll.

BU looks to snap a two-match losing streak to TCU and capture its first win since 2015. Last season, Baylor suffered a 4-1 loss in Waco with the lone point coming from Max Tchoutakian at the No. 3 spot.

Junior Johannes Schretter leads the Bears in the latest ITA singles rankings at No. 64, and sophomore Bjoern Peterson checks in at No. 74.  Freshman Sven Lah leads the team with a seven-match winning streak in singles action, followed by Will Little with three consecutive singles matches won.

Schretter teams up with Little as the ninth-ranked doubles duo in the country. Akos Kotorman and Constantin Frantzen follow as the No. 54 doubles pair in the No. 2 spot for the Bears.

TCU looks to capture at least a share of the Big 12 title with a win over Baylor Thursday evening. It would be the third-straight conference title for the Horned Frogs.

Alex Rybakov leads TCU in the latest ITA singles rankings at No. 19, followed by No. 57 Alastair Gray, No. 69 Trevor Johnson and No. 91 Guillermo Nuñez. The Horned Frogs have three ranked doubles duos in No. 6 Guillermo Nuñez and Alex Rybakov, No. 36 Alastair Gray and Alex Rybakov and No. 70 Bertus Kruger and Reese Stalder.