WACO, Texas - After taking the doubles point in dominant fashion, No. 32 Baylor men's tennis (10-3) took down 41st-ranked Memphis, 4-1, at the Hurd Tennis Center Friday afternoon.
The Bears move to 9-0 at home this season and hold an 11-match home winning streak dating back to last season.
In doubles play, the fifth-ranked tandem of Johannes Schretter and Will Little earned a quick 6-1 victory over Andrew Watson and Ryan Peniston to give BU the early advantage. Following up their performance was Constantin Frantzen and Matias Soto, clinching the opening point with a 6-4 triumph over Kai Lemke and Matt Story at the No. 2 spot.
In singles action, the Bears and Tigers (5-3) split the opening sets before Roy Smith put a point on the board with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Matt Story at the No. 6 spot.
Memphis would earn its lone point of the day when Matias Soto fell 6-3, 6-2 to Andrew Watson on court two, snapping his eight-match singles winning streak.
No. 39 Johannes Schretter collected his third singles win in a row as he rolled to a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Kai Lemke on court three to put Baylor up 3-1.
For the second-straight match, Constantin Frantzen clinched the victory as he took a 7-5, 6-1 triumph over Turner Voges on court five.
• Constantin Frantzen clinched the match and moved to 7-0 in dual-match singles play with Friday's win.
• Baylor improves to 11-2 in the doubles point this season and 10-1 when winning the opening point.
• Fifth-ranked Johannes Schretter and Will Little collected their fourth consecutive doubles victory together, improving to 5-2 on the dual-match season.
• Baylor improves to 9-0 at home this season and is on a 11-match home winning streak dating back to last season.
• Baylor improves to 9-0 all-time against Memphis.
STAT OF THE MATCH
0 - the amount of games Johannes Schretter lost in his second set.
"I'm proud of the guys. I'm glad that we got off to a good start in doubles and played well. The guys fought hard and earned the point. We really didn't get off to a good start in singles, and I'm not really sure why. We had some guys that weren't playing their best tennis that managed to hold it together to fight and battle. It was one of those days where we didn't play as well as we had liked, but I'm happy with how we competed. At the end of the day that's more important than anything else. Compete hard, and good things happen." --head coach Matt Knoll
The Bears trek east to take on UCF on Monday, March 5, in Orlando, Fla. The match is slated for a 5 p.m. CT start with live scoring and live video available.
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