Sept. 14, 2010
WACO, Texas -
With a squad featuring three new faces, the Baylor's men's tennis team landed one returnee and one first-year Bear in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) preseason poll, the organization announced recently. The rankings include the nation's top 125 singles players and 60 doubles teams.
Newcomer John Peers (Melbourne, Australia) is the lone Bear listed among the nation's top 125 singles players. The senior transfer from Middle Tennessee State is listed at No. 28, after going 29-9 for the Blue Raiders last season. Peers finished 2010 as the 44th-ranked player in the nation following a trip to the NCAA Individual Championships. The No. 28 ranking ties the highest of Peers career set in March of 2010.
Baylor landed one doubles tandem on the rankings list as Peers and sophomore Roberto Maytin (Valenica, Venezuela) are listed at No. 57. With Peers transferring in the pairing did not play any matches together last season. However, Maytin was 16-11 on the year in fall and spring doubles matches last season, while playing with Jordan Rux and Denes Lukacs.
For a full list of rankings, please visit: ITATennis.com.
The Bears will open their fall season of competition on Friday when select members of the team travel to Midland, Texas, to partcipate in the 11th-annual Midland Collegiate Invitational.
Bears in the Ranking
John Peers - 28
Peers/ Roberto Maytin - 57