Men's Tennis Hosts Annual Invitational

Sept. 24, 2008

WACO, Texas - Baylor men's tennis hosts the eighth annual Baylor HEB Intercollegiate Invitational, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 26-28 at the Baylor Tennis Center.

This year's tournament consists of 19 schools with over 100 student-athletes participating. The field includes 22 players currently ranked among the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) national pre-season rankings including 11 of the top 50 and three of the top 10. In addition to an impressive singles draw, six of the competing doubles teams are ranked in the ITA's national pre-season poll.

The tournament will consist of two 64-player singles draws, flight A and B, as well as a 32-team doubles draws in both flights A and B. There will be consolation for flight A singles. Oklahoma State's Oleksandr Nedovyesov is the tournament's highest ranked player at No. 1 followed by Baylor's Denes Lukacs at No. 2 and Tulsa's Arnau Brugues at No. 6. Top-ranked doubles tandems include No. 4 Conor Pollock/ Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M) and No. 10 Nathan Brynes/ Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State).

Teams participating include: Air Force, Arkansas, Baylor, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Portland, Rice, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UL-Lafayette, Texas, UT-Arlington, UT-San Antonio and Wichita State.

"We are fortunate to have a terrific field again for this year's HEB Tournament," said head coach Matt Knoll. "This tournament continues to grow in stature and is arguably the strongest fall event in the nation aside from the ITA national tournaments. It should be a fantastic weekend of tennis."

Six Baylor players will participate in the tournament including juniors Denes Lukacs (No. 2), Dominik Mueller (No. 44), and Attila Bucko (No. 100), sophomore Jordan Rux (No. 86), and freshmen Julian Bley and Marc Bruche.



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