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The Baylor men’s tennis team throttled a Big Ten opponent for the second straight day as the Bears claimed a 7-0 match victory over Purdue on Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

CHICAGO — Baylor’s men’s tennis entered the ITA National Team Indoor Championship as a tenth-seed and faced No. 7 seed North Carolina Friday morning in the first round of the tournament. The Bears were unable to gain a point as North Carolina won, 4-0, at the Midtown Athletic Club.

This will be the sixth season in a row that Baylor’s men’s tennis team will travel to play in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago. Play will be Friday through Monday at the Midtown Athletic Club.

The No. 10 Baylor men’s tennis team put together a solid performance a week ago at the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Michigan. Coming off wins over a talented Georgia squad and a ranked Michigan team, the Bears had plenty of momentum as they returned home to host South Florida.

The No. 10 Baylor men’s tennis team hosts South Florida at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. Free pop sockets will be given away to fans at the door while supplies last.

Baylor men's tennis topped No. 24 Michigan, 4-1, in the ITA Kickoff Weekend championship match Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. to advance to next month's ITA National Indoor Team Championships in Chicago. The Bears have advanced to the national event in all nine seasons they have competed in the ITA Kickoff Weekend.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Baylor men’s tennis topped its first ranked opponent Saturday with a 4-2 victory over No. 12 Georgia in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

There was a little something different about the Bears when they took the courts for doubles Monday morning against Penn. Like what happened in Friday’s season-opening doubleheader, the Baylor men’s tennis team clinched the doubles point, but this time around head coach Brian Boland saw a bit more energy from his team as the Bears won, 6-1.

The Baylor men’s and women’s tennis teams are back in action Monday after going a combined 4-0 over the weekend to open their respective 2019 home slates.

Jimmy Bendeck threw his hands into the air as he gave an emphatic shout before yelling, “Let’s go Bears!” From court No. 6, the Baylor senior was able to get a clear look at the progress of his teammates as he wrapped up his second singles match victory of the night, 6-1, 6-1. As was the case in the 11th-ranked Bears season opener against Prairie View A&M earlier Friday afternoon, Bendeck watched as Baylor fought for its second victory of the day.

Brian Boland walked across the courts at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center sporting his Baylor sweatshirt and a smile. Boland, who led Virginia to four national championships during his 16-year tenure there, spent last season away from collegiate tennis as the head of men’s tennis for USTA Player Development. Now, on the verge of his first spring season at Baylor as the men host a doubleheader against Prairie View A&M and UT-Arlington Friday, the head coach is ready to go.

TULSA — Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah won the doubles draw of the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships Monday at the Case Tennis Center. The Baylor men’s tennis duo clinched their eighth straight match dating back to the team’s qualifying draw opener on Oct. 1.

Freshman Finn Bass will join the Baylor men's tennis team in January. The freshman from London, England, achieved a career-high ITF junior ranking of 44 while playing in several junior Grand Slams and reaching the Australian Open junior doubles quarterfinals.

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.