Texas' Harrison Scott, seen in a previous match, teamed up with Christian Sigsgaard to beat the No. 1 doubles team in the country. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT

Baylor tops UT in Big 12 men’s tennis final

Second-ranked Horns fall to eighth-ranked Bears 4-1

Posted April 21st, 2019

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Story highlights
  • UT's Harrison Scott and Christian Sigsgaard blank the No. 1 doubles team in the nation.
  • Baylor rallies to take the doubles point and three of four singles matches.
  • Texas will host an NCAA regional in May.

The eighth-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team won the doubles point and then piled up three singles victories Sunday to beat No. 2 Texas 4-1 in the final of the Big 12 Championships.

The Longhorns (23-3) started off on the right foot as sixth-ranked Harrison Scott and Christian Sigsgaard rolled to a 6-0 victory over Sven Lah and Jimmy Bendeck, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation.

But Matias Soto and Will Little topped Colin Markes and Leonardo Telles 6-4 and Johannes Schretter and Constantin Frantzen beat Chih Chi Huang and Yuya Ito 6-2 to take the doubles point.

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Scott evened the match with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Little, but Baylor went up 3-1 as Soto edged Ito 7-5, 7-6 (4) and Lah beat Markes 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Adrian Boitan clinched it with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Telles.

Next up for the Longhorns will be the NCAA regional on May 3-5 at the Texas Tennis Center.

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