TCU lost semifinal matches to Baylor in the men’s and women’s division of the Big 12 Tennis Championship on Saturday in Waco.
No. 2 Baylor edged the No. 6 TCU men 4-3.
Nick Chappell battled back from being down a set and a break in the second to win the set and gave the Horned Frogs (21-7, 3-2) match point up 6-5 in the third.
But No. 1 Julian Lenz lifted the Bears (21-4, 4-1) to victory by breaking Chappell and then winning the tiebreaker to take the match.
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“I am obviously disappointed. We were right there and had a match point, but I couldn’t be more proud of our guys for the way they fought back,” coach David Roditi said.
The No. 17 women’s team was overwhelmed by Baylor in a 4-0 loss.
The Horned Frogs (18-8, 7-2) were unable to get any momentum going against the Bears (24-6, 8-1), who picked up the doubles point, before taking three singles matches in straight sets to get the victory.
“That is not the way we wanted to finish the tournament, but Baylor is a good team and I give them a lot of credit,” TCU coach Lee Taylor Walker said.
Both teams will await its selection into the NCAA Championship, which will be announced at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Frogs shot a 295, lowering their score by one stroke from Friday’s opening round. TCU is just one shot behind fourth place Iowa State.
McGovern and Kortnie Maxoutopoulis are both tied for ninth individually at 2-over-par 146. They are seven strokes behind Oklahoma State’s Kenzie Neisen, who leads with a 5-under 139.
With a 3-under 573, Baylor holds the team lead by 10 shots over Texas Tech.
UTA rained out
UT-Arlington’s softball doubleheader at Troy was rained out on Saturday.
The teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 9 a.m. today.
A&M tops LSU
Logan Taylor highlighted a four-run third inning with a two-run single, leading Texas A&M to a 6-2 victory over host LSU in an SEC baseball showdown.
Kyle Simons gave up one earned run in five innings for the No. 2 Aggies.
Top-ranked LSU won two of three games in the series.
Big 12 baseball
Oklahoma State 8, Texas Tech 2: Michael Freeman gave up no earned runs in eight innings and struck out 10, sending the Cowboys (28-14, 11-6) past the Red Raiders (27-16, 10-7).
Dustin Williams went 4 for 5 for OSU and Jacob Chappell had three RBIs.
▪ Kansas State 5, Baylor 3: The Wildcats (17-25, 6-11) scored single runs in the third, fourth, sixth, eighth and nine innings to beat the host Bears (19-22, 6-11).