Four Big 12 women’s teams made it through the first round of the NCAA Tennis championships this past weekend, but none of the four survived their second-round match and were consequently eliminated from postseason championship play.
Baylor was knocked out the tournament on Saturday, losing to Tulsa, snd the four other women’s tennis squads representing the Big 12 fell by the wayside in second-round action on Sunday.
Eighteenth-ranked Texas made it close in a match with Virginia, winning a doubles point and two singles points, but in the end that wasn’t enough to hold off the Lady Cavaliers, who triumphed by a 4-3 score. The loss ended UT’s season with an 18-11 overall record.
Texas Tech, ranked 17th in the nation, fell by the same narrow score as the Lady Longhorns, dropping a 4-3 decision to 15th-ranked Duke Sunday at Tech’s McLeod Tennis Center. The Red Raiders’ 20 wins this season matched the most in program history.
That leaves the Oklahoma and Baylor men as the only remaining Big 12 teams still remaining in the team portion of the NCAA Tennis Championships. Both the Sooners’ and Bears’ men’s squads advanced to the third round this weekend in Urbana, Ill., home of the University of Illinois.