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ST. LOUIS – Missouri Baptist Men's Tennis struggled to gain any momentum on Wednesday against NCAA D-I Opponent, Saint Louis (Mo.). The Spartans put together a couple of nice sets, but were unable to overcome the Billikens in the team's final test of the 2016 fall campaign.
ST. LOUIS – Missouri Baptist Men's Tennis played through rainy conditions against a quality NCAA Division II squad, Lindenwood (Mo.) and was unable to gather any momentum on Thursday. The Spartans played tough in several matches, but after four of the six singles matches were unable to be finished, the team lost 5-0 to the Lions.
Missouri Baptist men's tennis completed its most successful season in program history, finishing with an 11-8 record, its first conference title, and a trip to the NAIA National Championships.
MOBILE, Ala. - Missouri Baptist men's tennis played its first ever match at the NAIA national tournament on Wednesday. The 22-seeded Spartans took on the 11-seeded Crusaders from William Carey, but fell 5-1, ending the Spartans' historic season.
ST. LOUIS -- [BRACKET] The Missouri Baptist Men's Tennis program is set to make its first-ever NAIA National Championship appearance next week in Mobile, Ala. The Spartans drew the 22-seed and will face 11-seed William Carey (Miss.) on Tuesday, May 17th.
Quick Facts: Spartans- 11-7 (7-1), Automatic Qualifier (NAIA Unaffiliated Conference Tournament Champion). William Carey- 12-7 (7-3), At-Large Selection. Field consists of 24 teams (13 Automatic, 10 At-Large, 1 Host Bid). Winner will face 6-seed Keiser (Fla.). Follow @MBUAthletics for updates throughout the match.
Head coach Cole Stevenson sat down with MBU Athletics to discuss the team's path to Mobile, expectations for the tournament and much more.