April 20, 2013
#37 TCU (17-7, 2-2) vs. #15 Baylor (18-4, 4-0)
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 6 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center
WACO, Texas - 15th-ranked Baylor men's tennis team will be back in action Sunday as they look to stay undefeated in conference play and host the No. 37 TCU Horned Frogs. The match is slated to begin at 6 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center and is designated as Senior Night.
The Bears (18-4, 4-0) have five singles competitors ranked in the latest ITA rankings. Patrick Pradella, Julian Lenz, Mate Zsiga, Marko Krickovic, and Tony Lupieri are ranked 35, 43, 66, 79 and 84, respectively. In doubles, Zsiga and Diego Galeano, are ranked No. 61 with a 6-0 mark in dual-match play.
On Wednesday, Baylor clinched a share of the Big 12 regular-season crown with a 6-1 victory over No. 19 Texas in Austin. With a win Sunday, the Bears will win the Big 12 regular-season title outright, before heading to Norman on Thursday to compete in the Big 12 Tournament.
It would be Baylor's ninth outright Big 12 title and its ninth undefeated Big 12 season.
Tony Lupieri continues to be a solid player for the Bears in the middle of the lineup. With his 6-3, 6-4 victory in Austin, the sophomore has improved his win streak to nine matches with four wins coming against ranked opponents.
TCU (17-7, 2-2) beat Texas Tech on Friday, 4-3 and is 6-3 on the road this year.
No. 94 Nick Chappell is TCU's lone ranked singles competitor in the latest ITA rankings that were released on Tuesday. The Horned Frogs also have one doubles pairing ranked in No. 63 Nick Chappell and Will Stein.
TCU leads 31-19 in the overall series with Baylor, despite the Bears going 14-5 against the Horned Frogs in the Matt Knoll era. Baylor has claimed wins in the last 11 meeting between the two teams and has not lost to TCU since the 2001 season.
Sunday's match is designated as Senior Night and Roberto Maytin will be honored during the break between doubles and singles competition. Maytin has posted an 8-6 record in singles play, and has contributed an 8-4 record in doubles action.
Admission to Sunday's match is free and live scoring and a live blog will be available on BaylorBears.com. There will be also be a live video stream of match.
To stay up to date with the team all season by following @BaylorMTennis on Twitter.