Baylor’s top-ranked women’s tennis team continued its league dominance, posting its 53rd straight win over a Big 12 school with its 4-0 victory over 72nd-ranked Colorado in the Big 12 Championships on Friday morning. The tournament is being held at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Texas.
It took the Lady Bears, who are aiming for their fifth straight Big 12 Championship title, just two hours to post the win, finishing the match minutes before tournament play was halted briefly due to a light rain in the area.
“It was an early start time (9 a.m.), that was a challenge for us, the earliest match we’ve played this year. That’s something that we had to prepare for and obviously the players did a good job, they were ready to play,” said head coach Joey Scrivano.
The Lady Bears gained the doubles point with victories on courts one and three. Taylor Ormond and Carla Lindlar, playing at No. 3 made quick work of Colorado’s Ania Anuszkeiwicz and Erin Sanders, walking off the court first with an 8-1 win. Soon after that, at the No. 1 doubles spot, BU’s Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi downed Monica Milewski and Melisa Esposito, 8-3, to cinch the doubles point. With the win, the 11th-ranked Broosova/Borsanyi tandem extended its doubles record to 21-3 in dual match play.
Singles play lasted just over an hour before the Lady Bears claimed victory. The 98th-ranked Borsanyi was first off the courts with her 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Michala Jensen at No. 4. About 20 seconds later, 19th-ranked Nina Secerbegovic , playing at No. 2, posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Esposito. Broosova, ranked fifth nationally and playing at No. 1 for the Lady Bears, clinched the victory with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Milewski, ranked No. 59.
“At this point in the season, our whole team is playing well. I was especially glad to see Csilla (Borsanyi) win so convincingly. She had a tough match with that young lady (Michala Jensen) last time they played and for her to not lose a game, that says a lot about how she’s playing right now,” said Scrivano.
Baylor is now 25-2 on the season while Colorado drops to 11-13. Baylor advances to Saturday’s 3 p.m. semifinals and will play the winner of the Texas A&M/Oklahoma match.
Baylor 4, Colorado 0
Apr 30, 2010
(Penick-Allison Tennis Center)
1 #5 Lenka Broosova, Baylor d. Monica Milewski, Colorado 61 61
2 #19 Nina Secerbegovic, Baylor d. Melisa Esposito, 60 61
3 Abbie Probert, Colorado v. #68 Taylor Ormond, Baylor dnf
4 #98 Csilla Borsanyi, Baylor d. Michala Jensen, Colorado 60 60
5 Ania Anuszkiewicz, Colorado v. Karolina Filipiak, Baylor dnf
6 Erin Sanders, Colorado v. Carla Lindlar, Baylor dnf
1 #11 Lenka Broosova/Csilla Borsanyi, Baylor d. Monica Milewski/Melisa Esposito, Colorado 8-3
2 Nina Secerbegovic/Karolina Filipiak, Baylor led Abbie Probert/Michala Jensen, Colorado 7-1
3 Taylor Ormond/Carla Lindlar, Baylor d. Ania Anuszkiewicz/Erin Sanders, Colorado 8-1