ORLANDO, Fla. — The top-seeded Florida men rallied to beat Baylor 4-1, and the second-seeded Texas women topped Pepperdine 4-3, to claim team national titles on Saturday night.
No. 2 seed Baylor took a 1-0 lead when Constantin Frantzen and Sven Lah beat Florida’s Duarte Vale and Johannes Ingildsen 6-2, and the Bears’ Finn Bass and Charles Broom beat Brian Berdusco and Will Grant 6-1 to win the doubles point. But the Gators won four consecutive singles matches to seal the program’s first national championship. Ben Shelton, the son of Florida coach Bryan Shelton, clinched the title with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Broom at No. 5 singles.
Peyton Stearns rallied from down a set to beat Pepperdine’s Ashley Lahey 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Lulu Sun held on to beat Taisiya Pachkaleva 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 in the decisive match at No. 3 singles for second-seeded Texas, which won its third women’s tennis title.