Matt Brown advanced to the round of 16 with his victories on Friday.
Oct. 13, 2006
Midland, Texs - Members of Baylor's men's and women's tennis teams enjoyed success in Midland, Texas, on Friday in the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational at the Midland Racquet Club. Tournament action continues through the weekend with the championships taking place on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Three of the four Baylor men entered in the tournament received first round byes. David Galic, the lone Bear in the first round, lost to Bruno Alcala from the University of Arizona, 6-1, 6-3. In the second round it took Matt Brown three sets to dispose of Colin Mascall of Arkansas while Michal Kokta posted a two-set win over SMU's David Kuczer and Denes Lukacs beat Brent Werbeck of Boise State in straight sets. Brown, was the only player to advance to the tournament's round of 16 after he defeated TCU's Chris Biro 7-5, 6-4. Lukacs and Kokta each fell in the round of 32. In doubles, Galic and Kokta received a first-round bye while Brown and Lucas defeated Alberto Agis and Diego Mattar of UT-Arlington.
In women's singles action Lenka Broosova, Jessica Zok and Klara Zrustova all swept their first first round matches in straight sets. Broosova and Zok were victorious in round of 16 play and will compete in quarterfinal action on Saturday while Zrustova lost a three-setter to Judy Devera of USC. Broosova, the tournament's No. 5 seed, will take on Iva Gersic from New Mexico while Zok, a No. 8 seed, faces Pepperdine's Sylvia Kosakowski. Baylor entered only one doubles tandem and Zok and Zrustova cruised to an easy 8-2 win over Rice's Christine Dao and Emily Braid.
"I really liked the way our freshman played today, they played agressive but discplined," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "Klara did well to sneak out the second set but just fell short in the third,." he added.
At the end of each day's competition, Baylor results will be posted at www.baylorbears.com.
Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational
Friday Baylor Results (tournament seed)
Bruno Alcala (Arizona) def. David Galic (BU) 6-1, 6-3
Round of 16
Barry King (Notre Dame) def. Lukacs (BU) 7-6, 3-6, 7-5
Claudio Christen (Arizona) def. Kokta (BU) 6-3, 7-5
Brown (BU) def. Chris Biro (TCU) 7-5, 6-4
Federico Murgier (SMU) def. Galic (BU) 6-4, 6-3
Brown/Lucas (BU) def. Alberto Agis/Diego Mattar (UTA) 3-1 def. injury
Galic/Kokta had a first round bye
Round of 32
(8) Jessica Zok (BU) def. Rebecca Lin (Rice) 6-3, 6-2
(5) Klara Zrustova (BU) def. Anete Bandere (Pepperdine) 7-5, 6-1
(7) Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Tatiana Ganzha (Boise State) 6-1, 6-1
Round of 16
Zok (BU) def. Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) 6-2, 6-0
Judy Devera (USC) def. Zrustova 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Broosova def. Christine Dao (Rice) 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16
Zok/Zrustova vs. Christine Dao/Emily Braid (Rice) 8-2