Oct. 20, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor men's tennis enjoyed a successful first day of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships held at the Hurd Tennis Center on Saturday.
Freshman Vince Schneider was the only Baylor player to not have a first round bye in singles competition and faced a first-round matchup with Max Montague of Texas A&M. Schneider wasted no time claiming a 6-3, 6-2 first round victory to set up a second round matchup with Maxwell Andrews of Rice. After jumping out to a 6-1 first set victory, Schneider found himself having to battle off a charging Andrews to claim a match winning 7-6(3) second-set victory. Schneider will be back in action Sunday against Texas' No. 10 Soren Hess-Olesen in the third round of competition.
No. 60 Mate Zsiga began his day in the afternoon after a first-round bye and easily got past Julio Olaya of SMU 6-0, 6-1. He will also compete in third round competition Sunday facing Andres Alfonzo of TCU who reached the third round with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 win over Jordan Szabo of Texas A&M.
The 79th-ranked Tony Lupieri also began his day in the second round of competition. He got past Nikita Lis of Lamar, 6-2, 6-4, to set up a third round match with Will Stein of TCU.
Diego Galeano defeated Texas' Jacoby Lewis 7-6 (4), 6-1 to set up his third round matchup with Behzad Minavi of Texas A&M on Sunday.
In doubles play, Baylor's pairing of Lupieri and Schneider defeated Brandon Davis and Antonio Cavazos of Incarnate Word, 8-2. The Baylor tandem picked up its second win as they faced UT Arlington's Daniel Echeverry and Pablo Colvee with another 8-2 score.
The 22nd-ranked pairing of Galeano and Zsiga defeated Srikar Alla and Maxwell Adams of Rice by a score of 8-2.
Competition will resume tomorrow with Baylor's earliest match beginning at 8 a.m. for doubles play and 9:30 a.m. in singles competition.
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