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Mar. 12, 1997

Red Raiders Lose First Big-12 Match

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech men's tennis team dropped to 4-7 overall and 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference after losing, 5-2, to Baylor today at the Lubbock Municipal Tennis Center. The Bears improved to 7-5 overall and 1-1 in conference.

The Red Raiders won two-of-three doubles matches to clinch the first point of the match before Doug Lacy earned Tech's only singles win at the No. 6 spot.

"I take full responsibility for the way things are," said Texas Tech head coach Tim Siegel. "I have to do a better job making sure the team is ready. We are a good team, but Baylor is a better team."

Texas Tech's next match will at home against Oklahoma State on Friday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Baylor 5, Texas Tech 2

Singles
No. 1 Johann Jooste (BU) def. Steve Woods (TTU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Aaron Ramos (BU) def. Adam Baranowski (TTU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Joey Michalsky (BU) def. Tylir Jimenez (TTU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 David Hodge (BU) def. Ryan Shupe (TTU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 5 Jaro Turek (BU) def. Peter Danolic (TTU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
No. 6 Doug Lacy (TTU) def. Brevin Birmingham (BU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Doubles
No. 1 Jooste/Hodge (BU) def. Thomas Wheat/Shupe (TTU) 9-8 (11-9)
No. 2 Woods/Baranowksi (TTU) def. Ramos/Michalsky (BU) 8-5
No. 3 Jimenez/Lacy (TTU) def. Previn Waas/Mathews (BU) 8-4

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