Baylor men’s tennis reaches Sweet 16 for 17th time in 19 seasons
For the 17th time in the last 19 full seasons, Baylor men’s tennis is headed to the Sweet 16!
Ranked No. 1 in the polls (and given the No. 2 overall seed by the NCAA tournament committee), the Bears made easy work of their first two tournament opponents this past weekend in Waco. They swept both Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Oregon by identical 4-0 scores to advance to the finals site at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
The wins came just days after Michael Woodson’s promotion from interim to permanent head coach; Woodson had the Bears since last summer under the interim title, but earned the permanent spot after leading the Bears to a 29-4 regular season record and both the Big 12 regular season and tournament championship — the 23rd and 24th conference titles in program history.
Next up for Baylor? No. 14-ranked Ole Miss on Monday, May 17, at 12 p.m. CT. in the Round of 16. The winner of that match would play either No. 7 TCU or Ohio State on May 20 for the right to play in the NCAA semifinals.
Sic ’em, Baylor men’s tennis!