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When Brian Boland first stepped on Baylor’s campus with his family as the new men’s tennis head coach, Mitch Mann told Boland’s son, Brendan, that there were two bears on campus. Brendan wasn’t sure what Mann meant. He thought there were two bears casually walking and roaming around the campus.

Matt Knoll resigned Sunday as the Baylor men’s tennis head coach after spending 22 seasons at the helm of the program. He’s coached Baylor since its first season of Big 12 play in 1997 and was inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

The No. 18 Baylor men’s tennis team fell, 4-1, to No. 5 Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station.

You don’t have to look long to see that Baylor is playing it’s best tennis of the year right now. In the Big 12 Championships, the men’s tennis team blanked No. 17 Oklahoma State, 4-0, before pulling off the upset over top-seeded and No. 17 TCU, 4-2. The Bears weren’t able to clinch the Big 12 title as they fell to No. 15 Texas in the finals, 4-2.

After stellar performances at the Big 12 Tennis Championships last week — the women’s team topping Kansas to advance to the semifinals and the men’s team ousting top-seed TCU for a runner-up finish — the two teams sat inside the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center eagerly awaiting their postseason fate.

Baylor men’s and women’s tennis programs are hosting a NCAA Selection Show Watch Party on Tuesday, May 1 inside the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with the men’s selection show beginning at 4 p.m. and the women’s following at 4:30 p.m.

The fifth-seeded Baylor men’s tennis team upset top seed TCU, 4-2, Saturday afternoon at the Texas Tennis Center to clinch a spot in Sunday’s Big 12 Championship match.

Fifth-seeded Baylor men’s tennis swept four-seed Oklahoma State, 4-0, in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals Friday morning at the Texas Tennis Center. The Bears advance to the conference tournament’s semifinals for the 20th time in the 22-year history of the tournament. Baylor will face top-seeded TCU at noon Saturday.

No. 23 Baylor men’s tennis plays its last Big 12 road match of the season with a 5:30 p.m. matchup against sixth-ranked TCU at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth.

No. 24 Baylor looks to end its two-match losing streak as it No. 30 Texas Tech comes to town for a 6 p.m. match on Saturday. The Bears not only hope to return to the win column but also to secure their first Big 12 win of the season.

The University of Oklahoma has not been kind to the Baylor Bears recently, sweeping both the baseball and softball teams in conference series. Add the Baylor men’s tennis team as one that fell to Oklahoma. The Bears lost, 4-2, to No. 16 Oklahoma on Friday in Norman.

Baylor men’s tennis extended their home winning streak to 11 after downing Tulsa, 4-0, Friday night at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

No. 24 Baylor (14-4) hosts Tulsa at 4 p.m. Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center. It marks the first of a three-game homestand to close out nonconference play.

No. 29 Baylor (13-4) fell 4-2 to No. 39 California at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge Saturday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Bears captures the doubles point after Sven Lah and Roy Smith won, 6-4, and Akos Kotorman and Constantin Frantzen won, 7-5.

Bjoern Petersen was named the Big 12 Player of the Week after the sophomore handed Columbia’s ninth-ranked Victor Pham his first loss of the dual-match season in three sets, 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4. The victory marked Petersen’s highest ranked win of his career.

No. 24 Baylor (11-3) takes on No. 11 Columbia at 3 p.m. Monday at the Hurd Tennis Center. The Bears are currently on an 11-match home winning streak as they welcome their second top-25 opponent. Baylor is currently 2-2 against ranked foes this season.

Baylor men’s tennis was selected to host the ITA Regional Championships as the Texas region site Oct. 19-22 at the Hurd Tennis Center. Baylor will be one of 12 Division I regional sites across the country.

Baylor men’s tennis is slated to take on No. 41 Memphis at 3 p.m. Friday at Hurd Tennis Center. This will be the seventh-straight season the two programs have faced off. The Bears are perfect against the Tigers under head coach Matt Knoll.

Baylor swept Abilene Christian, 7-0, twice in Saturday’s doubleheader at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. The wins move the 18th-ranked Bears to 8-0 at home this season and increases Baylor’s home winning streak to 10 dating back to last season.

Baylor men’s tennis returns to Waco to host Abilene Christian for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center. The No. 18-ranked Bears lead the all-time series against ACU, 12-3, and hold a 7-0 record against the Wildcats under head coach Matt Knoll.

Baylor men’s tennis received the 12th seed in the ITA National Tennis Indoor Championship and will open play against fifth-seeded Stanford at 5:30 p.m. at the Seattle Tennis Club in Seattle. The ITA National Team Indoor Championship is scheduled to run Friday through Monday.

No. 12 Baylor men’s tennis swept South Florida, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. The Bears are now 5-0 all time against the Bulls and 6-0 at home for the second straight season.

No. 12 Baylor returned to the win column Saturday morning as the Bears topped Purdue 4-0 at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. Baylor is now 7-0 all time against the Boilermakers and 4-0 at home this season.

After its first loss of the season, the No. 12 Baylor men’s tennis team hopes to return to the win column this weekend with a pair of home matches. The first is against Purdue at 11 a.m. Saturday and the second is at 1 p.m. Sunday. Both will take place at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

No. 9 Baylor men’s tennis travels to face Ole Miss at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Bears look to bring home their first road win after starting the season with a 4-0 home record. With a win, Baylor would start the season 5-0 for the third-straight season and fourth time in the last five seasons.

Will Little was named the Big 12 Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon after the Baylor men’s tennis redshirt junior provided both a doubles and a singles point in the Bears’ 4-1 win over No. 21 Florida State on Sunday. The victory clinched Baylor a spot at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.

Sven Lah was trying to focus on his court. While the Baylor freshman held a 1-0 advantage over UNLV’s Courtney Lock, he knew he was up five games to none in the second set. What he didn’t know was that two of his teammates, Will Little and Roy Smith, had already won their singles matches. But when Lock failed to return a volley, Lah was well aware what was happening as his singles point gave the No. 11 Bears the 4-0 win over UNLV. And that win Saturday afternoon inside the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center marked win No. 500 for Baylor head coach Matt Knoll.

Baylor men’s tennis went 2-0 Saturday afternoon to open up its spring season. The Bears secured 7-0 sweeps over UMKC for their 22nd home season opener in 23 tries. It also marked the 19th season opener victory under Baylor men’s tennis head coach Matt Knoll.

Matt Knoll isn’t sure his guys can count. The Baylor men’s tennis coach said Thursday afternoon that if every Bear tennis player was lined up and asked if he would play this weekend, they’d all say, “Oh, I’m playing for sure.”