Longhorns fall to Bears in landslide defeat

Nitya Duran

No. 19 Texas fell to No. 15 Baylor, 6-1, on Wednesday as it was unable to rally from behind like it did against TCU last weekend.

The Longhorns dropped the doubles point (8-5, 9-8(6), 8-6) for the third time in four matches during Big 12 play and was defeated in every singles spot except the No. 2 singles position, where Lloyd Glasspool continued to play exceedingly well and managed to edge out 43rd-ranked Julian Lenz (7-6 (3), 7-6 (6)). 40th-ranked Sophomore Soren Hess-Olesen, who is ranked No. 40 , has played well in the last two conference matches for the Longhorns, but lost to 35th-ranked Patrick Pradella (6-2, 6-4) in No. 1 singles.

Texas will look for better play from 93rd-ranked senior leader Daniel Whitehead to bounce back from this defeat and gather momentum going into the Big 12 Championships next weekend.

The Longhorns had a two-game win streak snapped with the loss to the Bears. Texas moves to 2-2 in conference play on the season with yesterday’s defeat.

In order for Texas to stay competitive and make a run during the Big 12 Championships, the team will look for resilience as they prepare for a tough match up against Texas Tech as they play host this Sunday for Senior Day at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.