Oct. 11, 2007
WACO, Texas - Baylor's men's tennis team will be split this weekend as four players will compete in the University of Kentucky-hosted Charles Fluitt Invitational while two others are entered in the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas.
The Charles Fluitt Invitational will be played October 13-15 will be held at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on the UK campus in Lexington. The tournament will feature top collegians from across the nation and the winner will secure a spot in the 2008 ATP Masters Series qualifying draw. Traveling to Lexington with head coach Matt Knoll and competing in singles will be junior Matt Brown, sophomores Denes Lukacs and Dominik Mueller and freshman Jordan Rux.
Lukacs comes into the weekend as the Bears' hottest player after advancing through the qualifying draw to the main draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships. After winning four straight matches in the tournament, which included victories over three ranked opponents including ninth-rated Ryan Rowe of Illinois, he was eliminated in the round of 32. Lukacs owns a team-best 6-2 season mark while Brown follows closely with a 5-2 record.
Assistant coach Kyle Spencer will accompany David Galic and Attila Bucko to the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, Oct. 12-14. Galic will take on UCLA's Ahmed Ismail in round of 32 action while Bucko will open up with Boise State's Paul Koeneke. The Baylor tandem will also play doubles, pairings have not been announced.
Baylor's results will be posted at www.BaylorBears.com at the end of each day's competition.