April 13, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. -The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team (20-5, 3-1) defeated Oklahoma State (19-6, 2-2) 7-0 Sunday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
Baylor began the day sweeping the doubles point. The BU pairing of Michel Dornbusch and Julian Lenz recorded its fifth straight doubles victory, getting past Bradley Bohrnstedt and Chris Haworth, 8-4. Patrick Pradella and Mate Zsiga recorded Baylor's second doubles victory on court one in upset fashion, defeating the 21st-ranked pairing of Arjun Kadhe and Jakob Sude to clinch the doubles point for the Bears. BU capped the doubles sweep with an 8-6 win on court two by Tony Lupieri and Diego Galeano.
In singles competition, No. 29 Galeano put the Bears up 2-0 with a 6-4, 7-6(5) win over Kadhe on court three, before No. 102 Lupieri was able to get past Lucas Gerch on court four, 6-2, 7-6(12).
Baylor clinched the match point on court one where the 15th-ranked Pradella topped No. 86 Sude 6-4, 7-6(7) to secure Baylor's 20th- win of the season.
Dornbusch added another point for the Bears with a three set 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3 win on court six before second- ranked Lenz got past Sachs, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot. Zsiga capped the sweep of the cowboys with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 win on court five over Bohrnstedt.
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- Baylor improved to 20-5 on the season with Sunday's win.
- Baylor improved its overall record against the Cowboys to 22-8, including a 22-3 mark in the Matt Knoll era.
- Baylor improves to 3-3 in true road tests on the season.
- Baylor now has 13 shutouts on the year.
- Baylor has won at least 20 matches in 12 of the last 13 years.
STAT OF THE DAY
5 - the number of matches Baylor's doubles pairing of Michel Dornbusch and Julian Lenz have won in a row
TOP QUOTE #1
"I was really proud of our guys. They did a great job of bouncing back. Oklahoma State has a really talented team and we had to play indoors today because it was windy and raining. We won the doubles and won a couple of first sets and all of a sudden the roof started to leak and they had to stop a couple of matches. It was an unusual match and it was a challenge. On top of everything they have really good players. We won some really close sets and a few close games and we are excited to get out of here with a win." - Head coach Matt Knoll on the match.
The Bears will be back in action on Wednesday as they return to Waco to host No. 7 Texas for the last regular season matchup of the 2014 dual match season. Wednesday will also serve as Senior Day for Baylor.