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Will Little

Will  Little

RS Senior

Joplin, Mo.

High School:
College Heights Christian School

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 172



Men’s Tennis Falters to No. 5 Texas A&M in NCAA Second Round

Bears’ season ends with road loss to fifth-ranked Aggies


MT Paces League in Academic All-Big 12 Picks

Bears have a conference best five first-team selections.


Men’s Tennis Well Represented In Final ITA Rankings

Quartet of Bears in final singles rankings of 2016-17 season.


Men’s Tennis Duo Falters In NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

BU twosome went 2-1 in postseason doubles competition to earn All-American honors.


Benitez, Little Make NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

BU duo produce three-set victory over nation’s second-ranked pairing to advance.


Baylor Men's Tennis vs ACU - 02/28/2016



Baylor Men's Tennis vs Oregon - 01/24/2016


 2017 ITA All-American (doubles)
• 2017 All-Big 12 (doubles, first team)
• 2017 ITA Scholar-Athlete

 2017 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• Seven-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2017 Fall (Redshirt Junior): Posted a 6-3 singles record, playing in four tournaments…Posted an 8-4 record in doubles play, playing with both Jimmy Bendeck and Johannes Schretter…Went 3-2 with Jimmy Bendeck… Ranked nationally at No. 2 with Johannes Schretter as they went 4-1…Reached the semifinals in the ITA All-American Championships after defeating No. 15 Lucas Poullain and Jose Gracia of Florida State 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 1-0 (6) and No. 13 Mikael Torpegaard and Martin Joyce of Ohio State in the round of 16, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (9)…Fell to No. 3 Robert Kelly and William Blumberg of North Carolina in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-2…Ended the season going 1-1 with Johannes Schretter at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2016-17 (Redshirt Sophomore):
Earned first career ITA All-American honor in doubles with teammate Juan Benitez after advancing to the NCAA doubles quarterfinals… Went 17-12 in doubles play…With Benitez, posted an 8-5 record to earn first career All-Big 12 doubles honor…The duo was ranked in the top 25 from March 26 until the end of the season…Ranked as high as No. 13 on April 12…While unranked, had an upset win over No. 1 Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat of Cal on March 18…Downed the fifth-ranked duo of Julian Cash and Arjun Kadhe, 6-2, on April 9 to eventually help them move up from No. 29 to No. 13 in the National rankings…Recorded a signature win over No. 2 Johannes Inglidsen and Alfredo Perez, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 10-8 to advance to the NCAA doubles quarterfinals…Posted a 21-12 singles record as well…Went 15-8 in dual match play…Played it close with a 6-3, 7-5 win against Thibault Forget to help Baylor down No. 7 USC on March 19…Dominated Jochen Bertsch, 6-2, 6-2, in Baylor’s 4-3 win over No. 16 Oklahoma on April 7…Had a comeback victory in Baylor’s win over No. 45 Texas Tech on April 22 by beating Connor Curry, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4…In the fall, posted 5-2 singles record and 2-2 mark in doubles action...Won opening two singles matches at ITA Texas Regional in straight sets, before falling in round of 16 to Texas A&M's ninth-ranked Arthur Rinderknech...Produced 3-1 showing at Jack Kramer Invitational, losing to teammate Bjoern Petersen in semifinals...Partnered with Petersen in doubles winning one and losing one match at both fall tournaments...Was ranked No. 46 in preseason ITA doubles listings with partner Tyler Stayer...Earned spot on Baylor Dean's List in the spring...Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete Award to help team earn distinction for the 10th consecutive year...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll list.

2015-16 (Redshirt Freshman): Played primarily at No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots, going 14-10 before suffering a season-ending back injury...Won final singles match over Prairie View A&M's Anirudh Yadov on March 14...Played in final three matches at BNP Paribas Collegiate Tennis Challenge from March 18-20...Went 16-7 in doubles play, going 10-3 with partner Julian Lenz at the No. 1 spot...Earned two victories over ranked opponents, including an upset of second-ranked Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares of Texas Tech at the ITA National Indoors Championship on Feb. 13...Posted best team singles record in fall season, finishing at 5-2...Won three straight singles matches, including a 6-3, 6-2 win over Princeton's Luke Gamble at Napa Valley Tennis Classic...Paired with Jimmy Bendeck in doubles play, posting a 2-3 record in three tournaments...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Secured spot on Baylor Dean's List in spring...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team distinction.

2014-15 (True Freshman): Redshirted first year and did not compete in any matches...Made fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List both semesters.

Prep/Juniors: Ranked No. 2 in USTA 18 and under national rankings in senior season...Ranked No. 1 in Missouri Valley Region of USTA 14s, 16s, and 18s divisional rankings...Rated a 5-star blue chip recruit by USTA National Selection Tournament in February 2014 in Arlington, Texas, defeating Jacob Hansen 6-3,6-1 in finals...Won USTA National Open Championship on November 2013 in St. Louis, Mo., defeating Adrian Chamdani 6-4,3-6,6-2 in finals.

Personal: Parents are Blake and Missy Little...Graduated from College Heights Christian School...Majoring in accounting.

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