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Baylor Men, Women Each Move One Spot in Tennis Polls

May 2, 2001

WACO, Texas - Both Baylor tennis teams moved one spot in the latest national rankings, according to the listing released Wednesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The women jumped one spot to No. 17, while the men fell one place to No. 30.

Both teams lost in the semifinals of last week's Big 12 Championships. The women lost to Oklahoma State for the second time this year, while the men fell to regular season conference champ Texas A&M.

For the third week in a row, seven Bears placed among the latest national leaders in the individual rankings.

Three Baylor women remain in the singles rankings. Senior Jahnavi Parekh moved up three places to No. 34, but junior Katja Kovac fell four spots to No. 37. Sophomore Vida Mulec dropped 13 places to No. 96 in the nation after the Big 12 Championships.

In doubles, Kovac and Parekh moved up for the third week in a row, this week landing up seven spots to No. 21 in the nation. The team boasts a 14-3 record on the year.

The men's doubles team of Reiner Neurohr and Mark Williams climbed to 24th in the nation. The pair has ranked no lower than 28th all season.

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The two teams now await word from the NCAA regarding further postseason play. The NCAA will announce tournament sites and selections Thursday afternoon.



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