No. 6 Tennessee (26-7) has advanced to the NCAA Tournament tennis semifinals for the second consecutive season.
Tennessee defeated No. 3 Baylor (29-4), 4-3, Thursday at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign, Illinois.
Tennessee advances to play No. 7 Virginia Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT.
The quarterfinal against Baylor was not decided until the final match of the dual when freshman Shunsuke Mitsui notched a three-set victory over Baylor’s Finn Bass, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.
Two of Baylor’s four dual match losses have been against Tennessee.
The Vols recorded singles wins from Emile Hudd and Adam Walton.
Hudd defeated Sven Lah, 7-6 (3), 6-3, and Walton won in three sets over Adrian Boitan, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Tennessee won the doubles point by claiming two matches.
UT’s tandems of Johannus Monday and Walton, and Hudd and Mitsui, won in doubles competition for the Vols.