WACO – WOMEN’S TENNIS SET TO FACE #2 GEORGIA, #4 GEORGIA TECH
The seventh-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team will play its first true road matches of the season as the Lady Bears travel to face second-ranked Georgia on Saturday and fourth-ranked Georgia Tech on Sunday. Baylor is coming off a 4-2 win over No. 10 Miami (Fla.) last weekend. The match, scheduled for the Baylor Tennis Center, was moved to the indoor courts at the Ennis Racquet Club. Live results and streaming video for the Georgia match can be found at www.GeorgiaDogs.com, while live stats for the Georgia Tech match will be available at www.RamblinWreck.com.
LAST TIME AGAINST GEORGIA, GEORGIA TECH
Jana Bielikova won a second-set tie breaker at number-five singles as fifth-ranked Baylor defeated sixth-ranked Georgia 4-3 at the Baylor Tennis Center. Baylor took the early lead with wins at number-one and number-two doubles to secure the 1-0 lead. Second-ranked Zuzana Zemenova and Lenka Broosova defeated Kelley Hyndman and Yvette Hyndman 8-2 at flight one, while No. 41 Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk topped Naoko Ueshima and Monika Dancevik 8-4 at number two. After falling behind 4-1, Karolina Filipiak and Zuzana Chmelerova rallied for four straight games to take a 5-4 lead before falling in a tiebreaker 8-7 (4) to Adrienne Elsberry and Cameron Ellis. Ormond gave the Lady Bears a two-point advantage with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Ueshima at number-two singles. Zemenova topped K. Hyndman at flight one singles in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, to put Baylor up 3-0. Elsberry downed Filipiak in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 at number-six singles to get Georgia on the board, and Y. Hyndman added another point for the Bulldogs at flight two with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 win over Broosova. Bielikova sealed the victory for the Lady Bears at number-five singles in a second-set tiebreaker over Ellis, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Dancevic defeated Stanivuk 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 at flight four singles, giving Georgia its third point.
The No. 11 Bears once again prevailed on the singles courts to capture a 6-1 win over No. 13 Georgia Tech. Baylor lost the doubles point but earned all six singles points. The Yellow Jackets stormed through the doubles matches winning all three to earn their only point of the day. Iva Mihaylova andZuzana Krchnakova were defeated by Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio 8-2 on court three while No. 39 duo Zuzana Zemenova and Daniela Covellofell to Kelly Anderson and Whitney McCray 8-2 on court two. Georgia Tech’s No. 12 pair Kristi Miller and Lyndsay Shosho also won with an 8-3 score over Baylor’s No. 28 team Zuzana Cerna and Klara Zrustova on court one. After the doubles disappointment, the Bears took revenge on the Yellow Jackets with all six singles wins. No. 16 Cerna finished first on court two and tallied Baylor’s first point with her 6-0, 7-5 win against No. 51 Shosho. The Bears then took a 2-1 lead when No. 92 Covello defeated McCray 6-3, 7-5 on court four. In a showdown on court one, the NCAA’s defending singles champion played against the nation’s currently top ranked player. No. 8 Zemenova battled with No. 1 Miller as the two traded off winning points until Zemenova clinched both sets 6-3, 6-3 for the upset win. On court six, Krchnakova sealed the win for the Bears as she defeated Christy Striplin 6-4, 7-5. Courts three and five went to third sets as Baylor worked to finish off Georgia Tech. Mihaylova posted the second upset of the afternoon on court five as she bested No. 76 Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Moments later Zrustova added a third upset with her 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over No. 61 Silverio.
LAST TIME OUT
The seventh-ranked Baylor tennis team defeated No. 10 Miami, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon to snap its two-match losing streak. The match, originally scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Baylor Tennis Center, was rescheduled for Saturday night at the Ennis Indoor Tennis Courts due to strong winds in the Central Texas area. Baylor opened the match by winning the doubles point. Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk defeated Michaela Kissell and Alessa Waibel, 8-4, on court two. Julia Cohen and Laura Vallverdu upset the seventh-ranked pair of Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi, 9-7, on court one. On court three, Nina Sercerbegovic and Kasia Siwosz held on to defeat Bianca Eichkorn and Gabriela Mejia in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (5), to secure the doubles point. In singles action, No. 26 Ormond defeated No. 34 Vallverdu, 7-5, 6-4, on court two to give Baylor a 2-0 lead. Miami got on the board on court four as No. 51 Eichkorn topped No. 75 Broosova, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. The loss is the second straight for Broosova, whose 23-match dual-match winning streak was broken last week against Duke. No. 20 Cohen defeated No. 54 Borsanyi, playing her first match of the season on court one, by a score of 6-4, 7-5. No. 40 Jelena Stanivuk rallied from a 5-4 third-set deficit to defeat No. 61 Kissell, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), on court three. Sercerbegovic downed Claudia Wasilewski, 6-0, 6-2, on court six to clinch the match for Baylor. On court five, Karolina Filipiak and Mejia did not finish as their match started the second set.