Baylor Press Release
By: Cody Soto
WACO, Texas – Baylor men’s tennis (8-0) recorded its best start to a season since 2005 with 4-0 sweeps over Nebraska and UTRGV Sunday at Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
The 8-0 start is the first since the 2005 team who won 33 in a row and finished in the NCAA title match. Most recently, Baylor opened the 2017 season with a 7-0 record.
Baylor improved to 22-3 against Nebraska and 14-10 against UTRGV, improving to 22-1 in its last 23 home matches dating back to 2017.
MATCH ONE: Baylor 4, Nebraska 0
Baylor got out to the hot start in doubles play and used a 6-0 win from third-ranked Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah to take the early advantage. Matias Soto and Adrian Boitan paired up and clinched the opening point with a 6-1 victory at the No. 3 spot.
Bendeck opened up singles action with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 effort over Isaac Nortey at the No. 6 spot, followed by 17th-ranked Will Little’s 6-4, 6-2 win against Victor Moreno Lozano at the No. 3 spot.
Lah clinched his second-straight match with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Will Gleason at the No. 4 spot.
MATCH TWO: Baylor 4, UTRGV 0
Baylor picked up where it left off from the first leg of the doubleheader, picking up early leads on all three doubles courts. Soto and Boitan won their second match together with a 6-1 win on court three.
Johannes Schretter and Will Little clinched the opening point with a 6-2 victory at the No. 2 spot, helping Baylor improve to 7-1 in doubles action.
17th-ranked Little won his second match of the day after he came away with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Clement Sarradin at the No. 3 spot, followed by Bendeck with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph against Zane Kohrs on court six.
Sven Lah clinched the third consecutive match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Georgije Babic at the No. 4 spot.