Baylor men send duo to NCAA doubles tournament

Baylor men send duo to NCAA doubles tournament
Posted at 10:03 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 23:03:48-04

Baylor men’s tennis juniors Johannes Schretter and Will Little were selected to participate in NCAA individual championship action starting May 23 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee made the announcement Wednesday that Schretter and Little would be one of the 24 at-large bids into the 32-tandem doubles bracket.

The NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships will be held at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex May 23-28 in Winston-Salem, N.C., following the conclusion of team championship play. All matches will be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a 7-point tiebreaker at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.

As the 11th-ranked duo in the country, Schretter and Little are 13-10 this season and 8-8 at the No. 1 spot. They boast a 5-4 record against ranked opponents in 2018 with the biggest coming against then-No. 7 Victor Pham and Jackie Tang of Columbia in the Bears’ matchup against then-No. 14 Columbia at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Feb. 17. The duo was ranked as high as No. 2 this season.

Additionally, Schretter is the sixth alternate to the 64-man singles bracket.

Team competition was announced on Tuesday, and the Bears will travel to College Station, Texas to meet Arizona State in the NCAA First Round with a matchup against No. 5 seed Texas A&M or Lamar if BU advances to the second round.

Baylor and Arizona State begin NCAA action at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, May 11 at the Mitchell Tennis Center, followed by Texas A&M and Lamar at 1 p.m. CT. The two winning teams will meet in the NCAA Second Round at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

BU is currently 20-9 on the season and ranked No. 27 in the latest Oracle/ITA team rankings.