It's getting dark outside. The sun has sunk beneath the horizon but there are still a few stray rays of light peeking over. One of those rays is baseball, which managed to do just enough to make the Big 12 tournament for the 19th consecutive year, the only Big 12 team do never miss out on the conference tournament. Another emanates from women's golf, who journey to Bradenton, Florida this weekend for the NCAA Championships. Track and Field is the last, but one of the brightest after a historic showing at the Big 12 Tournament over the weekend.
Men's Tennis Season Ends vs. Virginia
There was no shame in the way Baylor finished their men's tennis season, losing a tightly contested match to No. 3 Virginia, whom the Bears beat earlier in the season. A tense doubles point went Baylor's way, but the Cavaliers put on an inspiring show in singles play, where Julian Lenz and Felipe Rios fell in two sets. Diego Galeano would earn Baylor's only singles point of the day after physically outlasting his opponent, but Mate Zsiga, Max Tchoutakian, and Tony Lupieri were unable to hold on. Tchoutakian and Lupieri lost simultaneously just as Zsiga began to fall behind on court five, and it was over.
Zsiga, Lupieri, and Galeano, as well as Robby Korth, who saw little of the court in his senior year, are moving on with their Baylor degrees. We love them for what they have done for the school, and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Julian Lenz, Max Tchoutakian, and Felipe Rios will return as starters and lead what may even be an improved team next season.
Goodnight for now.
Baseball Enters Big 12 Tournament as No. 8 Seed Wednesday
Baylor will open the Big 12 Tournament against No. 1 seed TCU tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Baseball has, thus far, been the only sport in which TCU has bested Baylor in the 2014-2015 academic year. An upset here is a virtual impossibility, but would cement Baylor's dominance over the Big 12's youngest member. Don't get your hopes up.
Track and Field Wins 8 Big 12 IndividualChampionships
Baylor won eight individual championships at the Big 12 Track and Field Finals in Ames this weekend, beating the school record by one. The winners include Trayvon Bromell in the 100m and 200m, George Caddick in the 400m, Rachel Johnson in the 3000m steeplechase, Tiffani McReynolds in the 100m hurdles, Felix Obi in the triple jump, Brianna Richardson in the triple jump, and Richard Gary, Kevin Harris, Brandon Moore, and George Caddick in the 4x400 relay.
Congrats to all the winners, best of luck in the remainder of the postseason, and props on Baylor T&F for yet another outstanding season in which we failed to lose to TCU.
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