March 27, 2014
WACO, Texas -
The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team (14-4) will host No. 32 Memphis (9-3) Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a doubleheader vs. Abilene Christian and Prairie View A&M on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
"Our focus is on Memphis," head coach Matt Knoll said. "They have a good team. They made the Sweet 16 last year and they have a mature team with a lot of the same guys back from last year. They are going to be a tough team. They play incredibly good doubles. We know that we are going to have our hands full. They have a great team and a great program and we are just looking forward to it."
Baylor enters the weekend riding a six-match win streak following a pair of wins last Saturday against SMU and Laredo Community College. The Bears also have four singles competitors ranked in the latest ITA rankings including Julian Lenz, Patrick Pradella, Diego Galeano and Tony Lupieri who check in at No. 7, 15, 27 and 104 respectively.
Memphis enters this weekend's play following a 4-3 win over No. 61 UC San Diego. The Tigers have two singles competitors ranked, including No. 51 Connor Glennon, and No. 118 Joe Salisbury. The Tigers also have the eighth-ranked doubles tandem in the nation in Salisbury and David O'Hare.
Baylor owns a 3-0 record all-time against Memphis and has beaten the Tigers in each of the last two years.
Saturday's doubleheader will feature a match against Abilene Christian at 1 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. matchup against Prairie View A&M. Baylor leads in the all-time series with ACU 8-3, while leading in the Prairie View series 5-0. The last meeting between BU and Prairie View was in the first round of last season's NCAA Championships at the Hurd Tennis Center. BU won that match 4-0.
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