Baylor sweeps Illinois for second time this season to head to quarterfinals
ATHENS, Ga. -- Baylor (26-5) swept Illinois (24-9) 4-0 on Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex to earn a spot in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA championships.
BU jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after securing the doubles point with wins on court Nos. 2 and 3. Baylor’s pairing of Julian Lenz and Michel Dornbusch was first to finish, recording an 8-3 win versus Blake Bazarnik and Farris Gosea at the No. 3 spot. Baylor then clinched the point with an 8-6 win by Diego Galeano and Tony Lupieri on court No. 2.
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Lenz was the first Baylor player off court in singles play after securing a 6-2, 6-2 win at the top of the lineup versus Jared Hiltzik to give the Bears a 2-0 lead in the match. After losing his first three games in the first set, Galeano roared back to claim the next five games to set up his 6-4, 6-3 win on court No. 3 against Tim Kopinski.
Baylor clinched the match deciding point on court No. 4 where Dornbusch disposed of Blake Bazarnik 6-4, 6-4 to propel the Bears into the quarterfinal round of the championships.