Feb. 7, 2014
WACO, Texas - The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team extended its unbeaten streak to six matches with 7-0 wins over Cameron and Louisiana at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center on Friday.
The Bears stayed undefeated in doubles, taking the point with wins on courts one and three. The pairing of Julian Lenz and Robert Verzaal defeated Angelo Lencioni and Felipe Oyarzun 6-1, before Tony Lupieri and Robbie Korth took down Rory DeBoer and Dean Weigelt, 6-2, to clinch the point.
Vince Schneider got the Bears off to a fast start in singles play securing the first point on court four with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lencioni. Robbie Korth clinched the match for BU on court six with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Weigelt. The Bears closed closed out the
Baylor again got off to a fast start in doubles play against the Ragin' Cajuns, claiming the point with wins on courts one and two. Diego Galeano and Tony Lupieri claimed the first Baylor victory on court two with a 6-2 win over Rick de Groot and Jake Wynan. Playing in the one spot, Patrick Pradella and Mate Zsiga clinched the point by getting past Hunter and Yates Johnson, 6-3.
In singles play, No. 92 Tony Lupieri completed a sweep of Will Huyton 6-0, 6-0 to give the Bears a 2-0 advantage in the match. No. 2 Lenz clinched the match for BU with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Damion Farinola. This was Lenz's fourth consecutive match allowing under five points.
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- With tonight's win, Baylor improves to 10-5 against Louisiana including a 9-0 mark in the Knoll era.
- Baylor is 6-0 on the season for the first time since 2008 when the Bears started 7-0.
- Baylor recorded its fourth shutout win of the 2014 season.
STAT OF THE DAY
Baylor only gave up 15 first set points on the day, including only four in the first match against Cameron.
TOP QUOTE #1
"It is great to have Diego Galeano back. I thought Tony had a super performance in singles. He played tough and really fought for every point and I thought he was really impressive. I think overall it was a great effort. I thought the guys competed well. Both Mate and Vince played in a super breaker and did a great job coming through. Pat wasn't playing his best tennis, but was able to win a tough breaker down the stretch. I thought across the board guys competed well." - Head coach Matt Knoll on the matches today
TOP QUOTE #2
"I think the Davis Cup was a really good experience. It was tough and we played a lot of tennis in that weekend, but coming back here we have excellent trainers and coaches who got us ready to play two matches today so I am really happy for that." - Diego Galeano on competing in the Davis Cup
TOP QUOTE #3
"Everyone is just waiting to show how good we are. We know how good we are, but I don't think everyone else does yet. We are excited to go to Houston and play some really good teams and prove ourselves." - Patrick Pradella on the strength of this team heading into the ITA Indoor Championships next weekend
Baylor will take part in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The competition starts on Feb. 14 in Houston. The opponent and time for Baylor's first round opponent are TBA.