Nov. 10, 2013
FLUSHING, New York- Baylor’s Patrick Pradella fell in the singles final of the consolation draw at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Sunday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The 16th-ranked Pradella got behind UCLA’s sixth-ranked Marcus Giron early and was never able to recover, dropping a 6-4, 6-2 decision. The loss ends the BU senior’s fall season with a 9-4 record.
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TOP QUOTE 1:
“Pradella has been moving better and coming forward with more confidence. He has been doing a lot of good things. His serve has been at times dominant through the fall. Today, I thought it was closer than the score indicated. He scored some break points, but the other guy just came up big. I was really proud of Pat, I thought he competed hard the whole time and that is going to pay off for him down the road.” –Head coach Matt Knoll on Patrick Pradella.
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“I think if you go man by man on our team, big improvements were made by everyone. I think they invested in their fitness and working on some of the things that needed to be worked on with their game. It has clearly translated into some good tennis and I know we are excited about moving forward.” – Head coach Matt Knoll on the success of the team this fall.
Baylor will now have a few months off as the fall season has concluded with Sunday’s match. The Bears will be back in action in January as they begin their spring dual match season.