Latest TexasCollegeTennis Rankings and Information Released (03-25-13)

Virginia maintains the top spot on the men’s side, while North Carolina flips back over Texas A&M on the women’s side in the latest TexasCollegeTennis Rankings released today.

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St. Edward’s Rachel named Heartland Player of the Week

DALLAS – St Edward’s tennis student-athlete Paige Rachel was named Heartland Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 18-24.

Rachel was instrumental in St. Edward’s come-from-behind victories in both matches over the week. The Hilltoppers beat Drury, who is ranked #23 in the nation and Southern Nazarene. Rachel went 2-0 for the week, beating a regionally ranked player from Drury. Rachel clinched the match against SN with her singles victory.

St. Edward’s will be back in action Thursday when it travels to take on rival St. Mary’s in San Antonio, Texas.

No. 50 SMU Women Improve to 11-6 With 5-2 Over Marshall (SMU recap/box)

Mustangs Visit No. 22 Texas Next Sunday

LAS VEGAS — The No. 50 SMU women’s tennis team improved to 11-6 on the season with a 5-2 win against Marshall in Las Vegas on Sunday. After the Mustangs won the doubles point, they took four singles matches including three in straight sets.

SMU took the early lead with the win in doubles. At No. 2 Hristina Dishkova and Holly Verner won 8-2 while Edyta Cieplucha and Yana Erkeeva paired for a 9-7 win at No. 3.

In singles, SMU won at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5. On the top line, Edyta Cieplucha improved to 21-11 on the year with a 6-2, 6-1 sweep. No. 111 ranked Aleksandra Malyarchikova (19-5) followed with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles. In the No. 4 position, Elena Fayner (10-10) also won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. In the fifth spot, Hristina Dishkova (21-8) went three sets for the 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 triumph.

The Mustangs visit No. 22 Texas next Sunday at 1 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Marshall vs SMU
Mar 24, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nevada

#50 SMU 5, Marshall 2

Singles competition
1. Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Dominika Zaprazna (MAR) 6-2, 6-1
2. #111 Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Dana Oppinger (MAR) 6-3, 6-4
3. Maria Voscekova (MAR) def. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) 6-3, 6-7, 10-7
4. Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Kai Broomfield (MAR) 6-2, 6-3
5. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Kara Kucin (MAR) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
6. Karlyn Timko (MAR) def. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7

Doubles competition
1. Kara Kucin/Dominika Zaprazna (MAR) def. Vaszilisza Bulgakova/Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) 8-1
2. Hristina Dishkova/Holly Verner (SMU) def. Kai Broomfield/Maria Voscekova (MAR) 8-2
3. Edyta Cieplucha/Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Dana Oppinger/Karlyn Timko (MAR) 9-7

Match Notes:
Marshall 8-9
SMU 11-6; National ranking #50

Horned Frogs Drop Tight Match to Cal, 4-3 (TCU recap/box)

TCU was unable to win one of the last three matches on the court

FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team was topped by California in a 4-3 grinder Sunday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The 36th-ranked Horned Frogs slipped to 12-6 with the loss and saw their five-match winning streak come to a close. The No. 24-ranked Golden Bears improved to 8-6 on the year with the win.

“Credit to California for being able to win all three of the remaining matches left on the court,” TCU coach David Roditi said. “We just weren’t able to take advantage of some opportunities. We’ve got a quick turnaround, but we’ll be ready to go against San Diego.”

Cal took an early 1-0 lead in the match with wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles. No. 45-ranked Mads Engsted and Ben McLachlan won 8-5 over Max Stevens and JT Sundling at No. 2 for Cal’s first win.

The 33rd-ranked duo of Campbell Johnson and Christoffer Konigsfeldt better TCU’s No. 64-ranked sophomore tandem of Nick Chappell and Will Stein, 8-6, to clinch the point. The Frog pair fell behind early and battled to within a game, but were not able to get over the hump.

As singles began, the Frogs put the pedal to the floor and raced to a 3-1 lead with straight-set wins. Rodolfo Bustamante was first to win for TCU, dropping Wyatt Houghton, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

Sophomore Arnau Dachs was the next to win for the Frogs, scoring a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Cal’s No. 63-ranked Konigsfeldt at No. 2 singles. The Vic, Spain, native is 12-3 this spring and has won five-straight matches.

Chappell grabbed his second-straight win over a top-60 opponent, bettering No. 57 McLachlan, 6-0, 6-3 on the top singles court. Earlier this week, Chappell knocked off No. 34-ranked Winston Lin of Columbia.

Cal added wins at Nos. 3 and 4 singles to square the match at three, setting the stage for Sundling’s match at No. 5 singles to be the deciding match. Sundling dropped the first set 6-2, but battled through a second-set tiebreaker to force a third set.

The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native fell behind a break early in the third set and was able to earn a break of his own, but was broken again at 5-all and ultimately fell 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-5 to Cal’s Engsted.

TCU returns to action March 26 when No. 38 San Diego visits the Friedman Tennis Center. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.

MATCH RESULTS – #24 California 4, No. 36 TCU 3
No. 1 – Nick Chappell (TCU) def. #57 Ben McLachlan (CAL), 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 – Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. #63 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL), 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 – #47 Campbell Johnson (CAL) def. Orlando Superlano (TCU), 7-6 (5), 6-4
No. 4 – Gregory Bayane (CAL) def. Facundo Lugones (TCU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
No. 5 – Mads Engsted (CAL) def. JT Sundling (TCU), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-5
No. 6 – Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Wyatt Houghton (CAL), 6-3, 6-2

No. 1 – #33 Campbell Johnson/Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. #64 Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU), 8-6
No. 2 – #45 Mads Engsted/Ben McLachlan (CAL) def. Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU), 8-5
No. 3 – Arnau Dachs/Orlando Superlano vs. Gregory Bayane/Chase Melton (CAL), 7-5, unfinished

TCU 12-6; National ranking #36
California 8-6; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Singles (5,2,1,4,3,6); Doubles (2,1)

Houston Rally Falls Short Against No. 44 William & Mary, 5-2 (UH recap/box)

Kazimieruk, Fraser highlight afternoon for Cougars

HOUSTON – The University of Houston women’s tennis team fell just shy of an upset on Sunday afternoon, dropping a hard-fought 5-2 decision to No. 44 William and Mary in windy conditions at the Houston Country Club.

The Cougars fell to a ranked team for the second-straight match to drop to 12-6overall this season, while the Tribe improved to 13-4 on the spring.

“It might sound strange to say this after a loss, but this is the most proud I have been after any match this season,” head coach Patrick Sullivan said. “We couldn’t quite get it done, but our team finally understands how to compete correctly and we gave a William & Mary squad that was in the top 25 a couple of weeks ago all they could handle. It’s going to happen for us, we are right around the corner. The entire team is excited about finishing the season strong.

“I am especially proud of Celia (Fraser) and Maja (Kazimieruk) who are steamrolling people in both singles and doubles and providing great veteran leadership for us,” Sullivan continued. “Neither one of them have traditionally been good doubles players and I joked with them today about how just a few months ago I was trying to find ways to keep them out of the doubles lineup. It’s a realtestament to their character how they now, late in their college careers, have been willing to go outside their comfort zone and are now our most steady pair.”

After William and Mary’s fifth-ranked duo of Belaya and Loomans posted an 8-5 victory over Houston’s Rocio Martin Fernandez and Charlotte Phillips at the top position, Fraser and Kazimieruk evened the score with an 8-4 win over Nemchinov and Smith, marking the tandem’s 12th-straight victory to improve to 14-2 on the spring.

With the doubles action deadlocked, the attention turned to court No. 2 where Houston’s Elena Kordolaimi and Jo Garvey erased a 5-2 deficit to tie the match at 7-7. The Cougar duo dropped a marathon game to go up one in the match in an eventual 9-7 loss as the Tribe claimed the opening point.

After aWilliam & Mary straight-sets victory at the top singles position, Kazimieruk put Houston on the board with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Anik Cepeda at the No. 4 spot for her sixth-straight win to increase her team-best record to 16-2.

The Tribe pushed its lead to 3-1 with a win at court No. 3 before the Cougars began applying pressure.

Needing three more singles wins for the upset, Dionne Sanders bounced back from a 6-1 loss in the first set with a 6-2 victory in the second frame to force a decisive third set, and Fraser jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the third set at court No. 2.

Phillips battled back from a 6-2 first-set loss to force a second-set tiebreaker, where she led 4-1 before eventually falling 7-5 as William & Mary clinched the match.

Fraser would go on to post a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 defeat of Leeza Nemchinov to become thefifth Cougar to post double-double singles wins this season with a 10-7 mark.

The Cougars return to action at 2 p.m., on April 3 against Southeastern Louisiana at John E. Hoff Courts.

#44 William & Mary 5, Houston 2

1. #5 Belaya/Loomans (W&M) def. Phillips/Martin Fernandez (UH), 8-5
2. Cepeda/Johnson (W&M) def. Kordolaimi/Garvey (UH), 9-7
3. Fraser/Kazimieruk (UH) def. Nemchinov/Smith (W&M), 8-4
Order of Finish: 1,3,2*

1. Maria Belaya (W&M) def. Elena Kordolaimi (UH), 6-2, 6-2
2. Celia Fraser (UH) def. Leeza Nemchinov (W&M), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3. Jeltje Loomans (W&M) def. Rocio Martin Fernandez (UH), 6-3, 6-3
4. Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Anik Cepeda (W&M), 6-3, 6-2
5. Hope Johnson (W&M) def. Charlotte Phillips (UH), 6-2, 7-6(5)
6. SydneySmith (W&M) def. Dionne Sanders (UH), 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
Order of Finish: 1,4,3,5*,2,6

*Clinching point

No. 27 Rice bests No. 33 TCU women (Rice/TCU notes/box)

· 27th Ranked Rice defeated 33rd ranked TCU 5-2 in women’s tennis on Sunday for the Owls eighth straight win to run their record to 13-4

· Natalie Beazant won her 10th straight singles match, the ninth in straight sets.

· Rice ‘s top three in singles (Beazant, Dominique Harmath and Liat Zimmermann) defeated ranked opponents, with Zimmermann and Harmath needing three sets to do so.

TCU recap
The TCU women’s tennis team saw its winning streak snapped at nine Sunday when Rice claimed a 5-2 win over TCU at the Owls’ Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.

The 33rd-ranked Horned Frogs slipped to 12-2 on the year and lost for the first time since Feb. 2. The No. 27 Owls improved to 13-4 and won for the first time in their last 13 attempts against TCU.

“It was tough, but playing a match like this will help us,” TCU coach Dave Borelli said. “I’m disappointed we lost and played so poorly at the beginning. My hats off to Rice, they played well. We made a match of it and tried to come back. Monika and Federica played well and that’s good, but we’ve got to get better in doubles. It’s a long year and we’ve got a lot of matches ahead of us. We’ve just got to regroup and get better.”

Rice won all three doubles matches to open the match with a 1-0 lead. No. 30-ranked Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath bettered TCU’s No. 42-ranked tandem of Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith, 8-6, for Rice’s first win.

The Owls followed with an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles to clinch the point, then won the match at No. 2 doubles in a tiebreaker. The loss at No. 1 snapped a seven-match winning streak for Nichols and Smith.

As singles began, Rice won first sets on four of the six courts and looked in position to run away with the match. The Frogs refused to go quietly, though, notching wins at Nos. 5 and 6 singles to keep this interesting.

Federica Denti claimed a 7-6, 6-1 win at No. 5 to score TCU’s first point before Monika Sirilova added a 6-3, 7-5 triumph for TCU’s second point. The win at No. 6 made the score 3-2 in favor of Rice.

No. 65-ranked Stefanie Tan and No. 104-ranked Simona Parajova forced third sets at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, but were unable to get over the hump in either set as the Owls closed out a 5-2 win in the match.

Smith, ranked 79th, fell for the first time this season at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-4. The Bath, England, natve slipped to 10-1 on the year.

TCU returns to action March 27 when it travels to Baylor. The Frogs are 2-0 in Big 12 play.

No. 27 Rice 5, No. 33 TCU 2
3/24/2013 at Houston, Texas
(Jake Hess Tennis Stadium)
#27 Rice 5, #33 TCU 2

Singles competition
1. #59 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. #79 Olivia Smith (TCU) 6-0, 6-4
2. #105 Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. #65 Stefanie Tan (TCU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Liat Zimmermann (RICE) def. #104 Simona Parajova (TCU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
4. Katie Gater (RICE) def. Millie Nichols (TCU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Federica Denti (TCU) def. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) 7-6, 6-1
6. Monika Sirilova (TCU) def. Solomiya Zinko (RICE) 6-3, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. #30 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) 8-6
2. Katie Gater/Liat Zimmermann (RICE) def. Kelsey Sundaram/Stefanie Tan (TCU) 9-8
3. Daniela Trigo/Solomiya Zinko (RICE) def. Simona Parajova/Monika Sirilova (TCU) 8-6

Match Notes:
TCU 12-2; National ranking #33
Rice 13-4; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,5,6,3)
T-4:20 A-100

No. 22 Texas blanks West Virginia, 7-0 (UT recap/box)

Longhorns take the doubles point and sweep the singles session en route to their fourth straight conference win.

AUSTIN – No. 22 Texas (8-8, 4-0 Big 12) took a hard-fought doubles point and swept the singles session on its way to a 7-0 win over West Virginia (4-11, 0-4 Big 12) Sunday afternoon at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.

Texas’ Lina Padegimaite and Annat Rabinovich led off with an 8-2 win over WVU’s Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui at third doubles. West Virginia responded with a win at first doubles, but UT’s Elizabeth Begley and Aeriel Ellis clinched the doubles point for Texas with an 8-4 win over Emily Mathis and Audrey Wooland at second doubles.

Texas quickly put away the Mountaineers and nailed down its fourth straight conference win. Padegimaite shut out WVU’s Tsui at fifth singles, 6-0, 6-0 before Begley notched a 6-0, 6-2 win over Mathis at fourth singles. Texas clinched the match at first singles, where Ellis notched a 6-1, 6-3 over Wooland.

UT’s 52nd-ranked Breaunna Addison dealt WVU’s Hailey Barrett a 6-2, 6-0 defeat at second singles, and UT sophomore Annat Rabinovich posted a 6-0, 7-5 win over Toidze at sixth singles. Noel Scott closed out the 7-0 Texas win with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Iktesh Chahal at third singles.

Texas resumes its spring schedule on Sunday, March 31 when it hosts SMU.

No. 22 Texas 6, West Virginia 1
Doubles – Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1 Hailey Barrett/Iktesh Chahal (WVU) def. No. 19 Breaunna Addison/Noel Scott (UT) 8-6
2 Elizabeth Begley/Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Emily Mathis/Audrey Wooland (WVU) 8-4
3 Lina Padegimaite/Annat Rabinovich (UT) def.Irinka Toidze/Vivian Tsui (WVU) 8-2

Singles – Order of Finish: 5, 4, 1, 2, 6 ,3
1. No. 42 Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Audrey Wooland (WVU) 6-1, 6-3
2. No. 52 Breaunna Addison (UT) def. Hailey Barrett (WVU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Noel Scott (UT) def. Iktesh Chahal (WVU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Emily Mathis (WVU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Lina Padegimaite (UT) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Irinka Toidze (WVU) 6-0, 7-5

St. Mary’s edges St. Edward’s men in “Battle of the Saints” (SEU notes/box)

The Basic

-Score: St. Mary’s 5, St. Edward’s 4
-Records: St. Edward’s 5-7: St. Mary’s 9-5
-Location: Austin, Texas (Strohmeyer Courts)

How It Happened
-St. Edward’s jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after doubles action, getting wins at the number one and two positions.
-The Hilltoppers got wins from Maximo Agoglia and Felix Bake at the number three and four singles, positions, respectively to get to four points, but the fifth and deciding point proved elusive for the visitors. At the number two position, Pedro Brounstrup split the first two sets with the Rattlers’ Zach Nicholson. Nicholson, however, won the third set to clinch it for the home team.

St. Mary 5, St. Edward’s 4
Doubles competition
1. Felix Bake/Pedro Bronstrup (SEUMT) def. Zach Nicholson/Jared Fellows (STMUMT) 8-5
2. James Rogers/Maximo Agoglia (SEUMT) def. Andrej Klipa/Carlos Olea (STMUMT) 8-1
3. Brien Galon/Matt Banner (STMUMT) def. Alexandre Bueno/Adrian Garza (SEUMT) 8-6

Singles competition
1. Andrej Klipa (STMUMT) def. James Rogers (SEUMT) 6-2, 6-2
2. Zach Nicholson (STMUMT) def. Pedro Bronstrup (SEUMT) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3. Maximo Agoglia (SEUMT) def. Jared Fellows (STMUMT) 6-3, 6-2
4. Felix Bake (SEUMT) def. Carlos Olea (STMUMT) 6-3, 6-2
5. Matt Banner (STMUMT) def. Alexandre Bueno (SEUMT) 6-4, 6-4
6. Brien Galon (STMUMT) def. Jacob Belanger (SEUMT) 6-2, 6-2

Beyond the Box Score
-Despite St. Edward’s losing its last two matches, Bronstrup and Bake have both been impressive in their last 10 matches, posting identical 7-3 records.
-This was the first time St. Mary’s has beaten St. Edward’s since both teams moved to Division II in 1999. St. Edward’s now owns a 16-1 advantage in the series.

Courtside with Coach Sterns
Coach Russell Sterns on today’s match
“St. Mary’s is a much improved program over the last few years which is a credit to new head coach Lisa Dausin. It was a highly competitive match with both teams exhibiting great sportsmanship. We look forward to hopefully seeing them again in the Heartland Conference Tournament in April. Maximo Agoglia had a good day, winning two matches. In singles, Max demonstrated a level of consistency that earned him a straight-set victory over fellow freshman Jared Fellows of Boerne, Texas.”

Up Next
St. Edward’s will be back in action Wednesday when they travel to take on Incarnate Word. First-serve is set for 2 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas.

No. 17 Texas men end non-conference with sweeps of Abilene Christian, Rice (UT Recap/boxes)

Longhorns shutout Abilene Christian and Rice in a Saturday doubleheader.

AUSTIN, Texas – No. 17 Texas men’s tennis concluded non-conference play with two sweeps on Saturday at Penick-Allison Tennis Center. Texas (12-5) started the day with a 7-0 win over Abilene Christian (10-11) and ended the day under the lights with a 7-0 win over Rice (8-9).

The Longhorns improve to 7-1 at home this season and will begin a five-match Big 12 Conference season at No. 10 Oklahoma on April 5.

“I think we have learned a lot this year to this point,” Head Coach Michael Center said. “We came in this year with a little different attitude but I think as the year has gone on, our team has learned that every point is an opportunity to change the momentum of the match. If you compete and fight, good things can happen.”

In three all-time matches against NCAA Division II Abilene Christian, UT has not surrendered a point (23-0). The Longhorns improved their all-time series lead against Rice to 66-17-7.

Against ACU, the Horns won all six singles matches in straight sets. Freshman Andrew Korinek played No. 1 singles for the first time of his career and defeated ACU’s Hans Hach, 6-4, 6-2. 43rd-ranked Soren Hess-Olesen clinched the victory for the Horns in No. 2 singles with a victory over Gulherme Gesser (6-1, 6-3).

Texas’ match with Rice started with one of the closest doubles points of the season.

After Rice took a 3-0 lead in No. 2 singles, Soren Hess-Olesen and Lloyd Glasspool came back to win seven of the last eight sets to defeat Peter Frank and Philipp Seifert, 8-4. Jacoby Lewis and Nick Naumann traded sets with Jonathan Chang and Leif Berger until breaking serve at 7-7 and holding serve in the final set to win, 9-7, and clinch the doubles point.

Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead notched a 9-8 win with a 7-5 tiebreaker over Adam Gustafsson and Tommy Bennett in No. 1 doubles after the point had been decided.

“Obviously it helped the momentum heading into singles because we got off to quick starts in singles and rolled from there,” senior Daniel Whitehead said. “But that doubles point – that was the moment where it could have gone either way. I think that swung the match in our favor.”

After wins from freshmen Nick Naumann in No. 5 singles and Andrew Korinek in No. 6 singles, senior Daniel Whitehead clinched the dual match victory for the Longhorns with a straight set win over Philipp Seifert (6-3, 6-2).

The Longhorns begin Big 12 Conference play on Friday, April 5 at No. 10 Oklahoma, followed by a trip to Oklahoma State on Sunday, April 7.

No. 17 Texas 7, Rice 0
1. #43 Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) def. Jonathan Chang (Rice) – 6-3, 6-2
2. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) def. Adam Gustafsson (Rice) – 7-6(3), 6-2
3. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) def. Tommy Bennett (Rice) – 7-5, 6-2
4. #82 Daniel Whitehead (UT) def. Peter Frank (Rice) – 6-3, 6-2
5. Nick Naumann (UT) def. Peter Frank (Rice) – 6-1, 6-3
6. Andrew Korinek (UT) def. Gustavo Gonzalez (Rice) – 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 6, 4*, 1, 3, 2

1. Ben Chen / Daniel Whitehead (UT) def. Adam Gustafsson / Tommy Bennett (Rice) – 9-8(5)
2. Soren Hess-Olesen / Lloyd Glasspool (UT) def. Peter Frank / Philipp Seifert (Rice) – 8-4
3. Jacoby Lewis / Nick Naumann (UT) def. Jonathan Chang / Leif Berger (Rice) – 9-7
Order finish: 2, 3*, 1

No. 17 Texas 7, Abilene Christian 0
1. Andrew Korinek (UT) def. Hans Hach (ACU) – 6-4, 6-2
2. #43 Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) def. Gulherme Gesser (ACU) – 6-1, 6-3
3. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) def. Nicklas Wingord (ACU) – 6-1, 6-2
4. Ben Chen (UT) def. Jason Proctor (ACU) – 6-2, 6-3
5. Alex Hilliard (UT) def. Borja Cortes (ACU) – 6-1, 6-3
6. Jacoby Lewis (UT) def. Alfredo Desiati (ACU) – 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: 6, 3, 2*, 5, 4, 1

1. Ben Chen / Daniel Whitehead (UT) def. Hans Hach / Guilherme Gesser (ACU) – 8-4
2. Andrew Korinek / Alex Hilliard (UT) def. Borja Cortes / Jason Proctor (ACU) – 8-4
3. Jacoby Lewis / Lloyd Glasspool (UT) def. Marco Bensley / Nicklas Wingord (ACU) – 8-1
Order finish: 3, 1*, 2

Baylor Women Fall Short Against No. 10 Miami, 4-3 (BU recap/box)

BU falls to 4-11 against nationally ranked opponents.

WACO – The 29th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team fell just short against 10th-ranked Miami (Fla.), 4-3, on Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

“Miami has a really good team,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “They just competed harder and more consistently than we did from start to finish. That’s the difference. They wanted it more than we did, and they did a better job of competing.”

To open doubles play, the tandem of Alex Clay and Alex Leatu stumbled against Miami’s Clementina Riobueno and Monique Albuquerque, 8-2.

Baylor’s Jordaan Sanford and Kiah Generette came close to mounting a comeback against Kelsey Laurente and Melissa Bolivar, winning three sets in a row to tie the match at 4-4. Despite the comeback, Miami would clinch ultimately win the match, 8-5.

The 25th-ranked duo of Ema Burgic and Victoria Kisialeva’s match against No. 48 Stephanie Wagner and Lina Lileikite remained unfinished.

Kicking off singles, Miami extended its lead to 2-0 as Riobueno defeated Maria Biryukova on court 5 in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-2. Soon after, the Hurricanes followed up with another point as Wagner blew past Generette, 6-2, 6-2.

The 12th-ranked Burgic notched a point on the board for Baylor with her 6-2, 6-4 score over Laurente to make it 3-1. The Hurricanes clinched the match with Melissa Bolivar’s victory on court 6 against Alex Leatu, 6-1, 7-6(4).

Baylor would go on to win two more matches on the day. Sanford won her match against Monique Alburquerque, 6-4, 6-4. Kisialeva lost her first set, 3-6, but came back to win a second set, 7-5, to force a third-set tiebreak. Kisialeva won that 10-6.

“She did a good job of coming back and fighting hard and finding a way to win,” Scrivano said. “The unfortunate part is that she gets herself in a position where she could lose the match. That’s the problem we have. There’s no reason that match should be in three sets. If Victoria would do the right thing and be coachable, then she would find herself in much better positions earlier.”

With this loss, Miami now leads the all-time series against Baylor, 6-5.

Up next, Baylor will resume Big 12 play against 33rd-ranked TCU at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Miami vs Baylor
Mar 23, 2013 at Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center)
#10 Miami 4, #29 Baylor 3
1. #12 Ema Burgic (BU) def. #81 Kelsey Laurente (UM) 6-2, 6-4
2. #121 Victoria Kisialeva (BU) def. Lina Lileikite (UM) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
3. #100 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Kiah Generette (BU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Monique Albuquerque (UM) 6-4, 6-4
5. #116 Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Maria Biryukova (BU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Melissa Bolivar (UM) def. Alex Leatu (BU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

1. #25 Ema Burgic/Victoria Kisialeva (BU) vs. #48 Stephanie Wagner/Lina Lileikite (UM) unfinished
2. Kelsey Laurente/Melissa Bolivar (UM) def. Kiah Generette/Jordaan Sanford (BU) 8-5
3. Clementina Riobueno/Monique Albuquerque (UM) def. Alex Clay/Alex Leatu (BU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Miami 9-3; National ranking #10
Baylor 7-11; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,3,1,6,4,2)