The No. 13 Baylor men’s tennis team finished at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 4-2 loss to No. 9 USC Sunday.
The Bears got out to an early lead in doubles as Max Tchoutakian and Johannes Schretter beat No. 32 Brandon Holt and Riley Smith, 6-0, at the No. 1 spot. USC answered back with its own victory on court three with Jimmy Bendeck and Will Little falling 6-2 to Rob Bellamy and Jack Jaede.
That decision left the doubles point to be decided on court two where Juan Benitez and Constantin Frantzen were battling against 35th-ranked Nick Crystal and Laurens Verboven. The BU duo came up just short in a tiebreaker to give the opening point to the Trojans.
In singles actions he 54th-ranked Benitez got the Bears on the board by upsetting No. 13 Holt, 6-2, 7-5.
Fifty seventh ranked Tchoutakian secured Baylor’s second upset of the day after beating the 36th-ranked Logan Smith, 6-2, 6-3, on court two.