May 1, 2013
Junior Patrick Pradella
and freshman Julian Lenz
will represent the Baylor men's tennis team in the individual portion of the NCAA Tennis Championships later this month in Urbana, Ill.
The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee made the announcement Wednesday that Lenz and Pradella would be two of 48 at-large bids into the 64-man singles bracket.
The NCAA Singles Championships will be held at the Atkins Tennis Center on May 22-27 in Urbana, Ill., following the conclusion of team championship play.
Pradella finished the season ranked No. 30 in the ITA rankings after posting a 20-4 record playing predominantly in the No. 1 spot. Pradella recorded wins against eight ranked opponents including No. 13 Jonas Lutjen of Ole Miss and No. 19 Costin Paval of Oklahoma in the conference championships.
Lenz also had a strong year, finishing with a 26-9 record and ranked No. 51 in the ITA listings. He also defeated eight nationally ranked opponents during the course of the season including No. 18 Tom Jomby of Kentucky and No. 36 Florent Diep of Florida.
Sophomore Marko Krickovic was named as an alternant for the singles Championships after finishing the season ranked No. 72 and finishing the year with a 21-11 overall record.
Baylor will host first and second round action of the NCAA Tennis Championships May 10-11 at the Hurd Tennis Center. First round action will get underway Friday at 3 p.m. when Michigan State will take on Tulsa, followed by Baylor and Prairie View A&M at 6 p.m.
To stay up to date with the team all season follow @BaylorMTennis on Twitter.