Junior Lars Poerschke finished his season with a 27-8 singles record and gained All-American status.
May 23, 2007
Athens, Ga. - Zuzana Zemenova won her round of 64 match at the NCAA Singles Championships at the Dan McGill Tennis Campus at the University of Georgia, but it was one-and-done for Lars Poerschke and Zuzana Cerna.
Zemenova, ranked No. 18, downed 17th-ranked Anne Yelsey of Stanford, 6-1, 7-6(3) and now moves to the round of 32 where on Thursday she will face Vanderbilt's Amanda Taylor an upset winner over Sarah Fansler of USC, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Lars Poerschke, ranked No. 11, took on 53rd-ranked Daniel Vallverdu of Miami and dropped a 7-5, 7-6(4) decision. The two-time All-American ends his season with a 27-8 singles record. Cerna, No. 49, faced the tournament's No. 7 seed, Natalie Frazier of Georgia and lost 6-1, 6-2. Cerna ends her three-year Baylor career with 111 singles victories and 68 doubles wins, which ranks her No. 4 and No. 7, respectively on Baylor's career charts.
"ZZ (Zemenova) played an intelligent match today against a very tough opponent. We are excited about the way she is playing at the moment," said women's head coach Joey Scrivano. "Zuzana Cerna ran into a buzz saw and just couldn't get Frazier off of her game. We wish we could have a different ending to Zuzana's career but she will leave an incredible legacy with Baylor tennis. We appreciate all that she has done for our program".
"Lars' opponent, Vallverdu, played very well today. Lars had a great season for us and will be a terrific leader next year," said head coach Matt Knoll.
Doubles competition begins on Thursday, May 24 with Matija Zgaga and David Galic as the only Baylor doubles team competing. The 25th-ranked tandem will play No. 21 Alexandru Cojanu and Colin O'Brien of William and Mary.
Live scoring and results will be posted on the internet on both the University of Georgia Athletic Association's official web site www.georgiadogs.com and at ncaasports.com.