Women’s golfer Laura Lonardi and women’s tennis player Blair Shankle honored
Bears ranked No. 32 in end-of-year team rankings.
BU duo concludes season with straight-set loss Friday in Tulsa, Okla.
BU duo takes straight-set victory Thursday in Tulsa, Okla.
Doubles duo will open action Thursday in Tulsa, Okla.
Baylor Women's NCAA tennis, 05/09/2015
2015 All-Big 12 Singles & Doubles
2014 ITA All-American Doubles
2013, 2014 & 2015 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2015 Fall (Junior): Earned team-high fall ranking of No. 25 in singles play and went 2-2 in pair of fall events...Was 1-1 at both ITA All-American Championships and UNLV Rebel Invitational...Downed Texas Tech's 86th-ranked Sabrina Federici to open season in three sets...Lost two other matches against ranked foes, including No. 49 Frances Altick of Vanderbilt and North Carolina's 114th-ranked Zoe Katz...Paired with Kiah Generette to go 4-1 in doubles action...Reached round of 16 of the ITA All-American Championships before falling to country's No. 7 team...Enjoyed wins over the country's 35th and 36th-ranked tandems...Ended doubles season by going 1-2 with Elizabeth Profit at UNLV event for 5-3 fall doubles record...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Earned ITA All-America doubles honors for second-straight year by reaching NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with partner Ema Burgic...Secured All-Big 12 Singles and Doubles honors...Led team with 29-7 singles record overall and 23-2 dual-match record...Played in top-three spots in singles lineup, including a 12-0 mark in No. 3 position...Was 8-0 in Big 12 play and 9-6 against ranked foes in singles action...Finished 27-7 in doubles play with five different partners...Spent end of season with Kiah Generette and had 9-1 record...Ended year with eight wins, all at the No. 3 spot, including victories in all four NCAA Championship team matches...In NCAA Doubles Championship, upset No. 8 Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger of Auburn in opening round and then downed Desirae Krawczyk and Stephanie Vlad of Arizona State in the Round of 16...Fell to Alabama's top-ranked tandem of Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, to end season...Finished the year with 13-5 record with Burgic and a 6-5 mark against ranked opponents, but didn't play together after March 22, except for NCAA event...Concluded year ranked as nation's No. 12 duo...Lost opening-match of NCAA Singles Championship to Miami's No. 11 Stephanie Wagner, 6-3, 6-2...Closed year ranked No. 38 in singles...Reached season-high ranking of No. 28 in late March...Did not lose from March 19 through May 15 in singles, winning 14-straight matches...Downed highest-ranked opponent by beating No. 7 Chanelle Van Nguyen of UCLA, 6-4, 6-2...Produced four-straight singles wins to open dual-match season...Tallied upset of No. 40 Stephanie Nauta, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to help BU advance to NCAA Quarterfinals with 4-3 win over No. 8 Virginia...Ranked No. 78 entering the fall season...Went on to record 6-4 singles mark in three tournaments...Beat 99th-ranked Anna Mamalat of Texas A&M to open year at Under Armour Kick-off...Won three matches, including upset of Texas' No. 13 Breaunna Addison, to advance to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships...Fell to Rice's 93rd-ranked Natalie Beazant in quarterfinals...Netted an at-large selection to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships...Went 2-1 at national event...Overall, three of four singles losses were to ranked foes...Had team-best 6-1 record in doubles play with partners Ema Buric (3-0) and Kelley Anderson (3-1)...Ranked No. 37 when paired with Burgic as duo won all three matches at Under Armour Kick-Off...Reached semifinals of regional championships with Anderson, before dropping 4-6, 6-4, 11-13 decision...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Tallied ITA Scholar Athlete honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2013-14 (Freshman): Enjoyed most successful season of any BU player...Earned ITA All-American doubles honors by advancing to NCAA quarterfinals with partner Victoria Kisialeva...Went 34-5 in singles action overall for ninth-most wins in single season in program history, including 24-2 mark in dual-match play...Was 35-7 (.833) in doubles action overall with three different partners...That doubles percentage ranks No. 1 in BU history for singles season and 35 wins is third-most in program history...Teamed with Kisialeva to produce 21-6 record and 10-3 mark in dual-match play...Ended season ranked No. 22...Had not played with Kisialeva since March 19, before winning opening two matches of NCAA Championship to reach quarterfinals...Beat No. 9 Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips of UCLA in opening round, 6-3, 6-3, before downing No. 27 Belinda Woolcock and Sofie Oyen of Florida, 4-6,6-4, 6-2...Fell 6-3, 6-1 to No. 2 Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia to end season...Spent latter part of season playing No. 3 doubles with Alex Clay as duo was 13-1 and 10-1 at No. 3 spot...Majority of singles matches came at No. 4 and 5 singles positions with a 22-2 record...Won season's final five decisions...Only losses in dual-match play were to No. 27 Sofie Oyen of Florida and Mia Lancaster of Oklahoma...Reached season high rank of No. 103 on March 27 and was No. 109 at end of season in singles...Provided clinching point in 4-3 victory at No. 20 Texas (April 18) with 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5) victory over Neda Koprcina to help BU complete undefeated Big 12 regular season and claim outright league title...Posted 7-1 record in Big 12 play to earn share of No. 4 singles position title...Tallied deciding point in 4-1 triumph over No. 25 Oklahoma State in Big 12 Championship finale with 6-2, 7-6(3) win over Katarina Adamovic...Had breakout fall season, going 10-3 in three tournaments...Won consolation final at Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational with five straight wins, after opening career with loss...Went 2-1 at USTA/ITA Texas Regional, dropping round of 32 match to No. 10 Breaunna Addison of Texas...Closed fall with 3-1 mark at Jack Kramer Club Invite...Produced 10-2 record in doubles action, including 9-2 mark with Kisialeva...Teamed with Kisialeva to win doubles title at season-opening Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational...Reached semifinals of USTA/ITA Regional Championships...Made quarterfinals at Jack Kramer tournament...Tallied ITA Scholar Athlete honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
Prep/Juniors: Played for Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas...Won the girls singles in the TAPPS 4A State Championship leading her team to a third-place overall finish...Played in the U.S. Open Junior Championship and won a pair of tournaments in doubles and made three quarterfinals in singles.
Personal: Full name is Sydney Blair Shankle...Born Aug. 14, 1994, in San Antonio, Texas...Daughter of Jimmy and Terri Shankle...Accounting major.