• Baylor abounds among spring sport national rankings

    Zuzana ZemenovaSpring semester classes don’t start until Monday, but the spring athletic season is already underway. And if preseason prognostications hold up, the next several months should be a lot of fun for Baylor fans. Baylor’s men’s tennis team is ranked No. 4 nationally, with a pair of players in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA’s) singles top 100; sophomore Denes Lukacs is No. 10, while junior David Galic is No. 79.

    The Baylor women’s tennis program isn’t far behind at No. 13. Five Bears earned spots in the ITA singles top 100, including three in the top 25: three-time all-American Zuzana Zemenova (pictured) at No. 15, sophomore Lenka Broosova at No. 18, and freshman Taylor Ormond at No. 23. Two doubles teams are ranked, as well.

    Over in the world of track and field, the Baylor men will start the spring ranked 10th in the nation. Three quartermilers rank among the top 20 individually, which might explain why Track and Field News ranked Baylor No. 1 in its national relay rankings.

    Women’s golf is in on the rankings party, too. Golf Digest named the Lady Bears the No. 22 program for students with dreams of playing golf in and beyond college and the No. 32 program for students who place equal emphasis on school and sports.

    And that doesn’t even include Baylor’s baseball and softball programs, each of which has its eyes on returning to the College World Series; we’ll look at those a little closer to their season openers.

    Sic ’em, Baylor athletics!

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