CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 13th-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team displayed plenty of resolve, bouncing back from its first loss of the season to upset No. 10 Georgia, 4-2, Saturday in consolation play at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Georgia struck first in doubles as BU’s No. 1 duo of Max Tchoutakian and Johannes Schretter dropped a 6-2 decision to Jan Zielinski and Robert Loeb.
However, the Bears stormed back to capture the opening point with 6-4 victories on both court two and three. First, Juan Benitez and Constantin Frantzen bested Paul Oosterbaan and Walker Duncan at the No. 2 spot, followed by Jimmy Bendeck and Will Little’s triumph over Nathan Ponwith and Wayne Montgomery at the bottom of the lineup.
In singles, Johannes Schretter gave Baylor a 2-0 advantage by upsetting No. 117 Ponwith, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 3 spot.
“I am really proud of the guys,” Baylor coach Matt Knoll said. “It is a challenge to take a loss and then know you have to come out the next day and play another really, really good team. It is part of what makes this tournament so special.”