Senior earns Texas Regional Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award
The Bears end the season with an 18-14 record
The Bears advance to the second round for the 14th year in a row
The Bears will head to UCLA for NCAA First and Second Rounds
26th-ranked Bears topple 18th-ranked Kansas Friday
Baylor WT vs Oregon Feb. 4, 2017 Hawkins Tennis Center
Baylor WT vs UTRGV Jan. 22, 2017 at Hawkins Tennis Center
• 2018 Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award (Texas Region)
• 2016, 2017, 2018 Academic All-Big 12 (First Team)
• 2017 Big 12 Player of the Week (March 8)
• 2017 ITA Scholar-Athlete
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2017-18 (Senior)... Team captain... 2018 Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award recipient (Texas Region)... Compiled a 13-15 record on the season, competing for the Bears primarily at the No. 1 singles position... Registered a 5-12 record in dual match action, an 8-3 mark in tournament play and a 1-4 record in the Big 12... Defeated two ranked opponents on the season... Registered a 10-17 doubles record with four partners... Saw the most success with freshman Giorgia Testa, notching a 5-6 record... Earned an Oracle wildcard selection to compete in the ITA Nationals Fall Championship... Won the main draw singles title at the H-E-B Invitational in the fall.
2016-17 (Junior): Posted a 19-7 singles record overall, including a 15-6 mark in dual match play, a 4-1 record in tournament action and a 4-2 mark in Big 12 action... Competed primarily at No. 4 singles, but also saw time at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 positions... Compiled a 15-8 doubles record with four partners... Saw the most success with sophomore Elizabeth Profit, posting a 9-2 mark... Competed primarily at No. 3 doubles, but also saw time at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles... Secured her first Big 12 Player of the Week honor on March 8, after posting a 4-0 singles record and a 2-1 doubles record in four matches... Clinched a team-high nine dual matches for the Lady Bears... Recognized as an ITA Scholar-Athlete and named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the second consecutive season.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Finished second season in Waco with 17-13 overall singles record and 10-8 mark in dual-match play...Played primarily in the bottom three spots of singles lineup, including a 6-1 on court five...Held 3-1 mark in Big 12 action...Played best tennis late in season, winning final five decisions and nine of last 11...Was first Bear to win in singles in 4-2 victory over No. 28 TCU with 6-1, 6-3 decision against Aleksandra Zenovka at No. 5 spot...Provided another straight-set triumph in 4-2 upset of No. 24 Texas with 7-6(1), 6-1 win vs. Daniella Roldan at No. 5 singles...Helped BU pick up first round NCAA victory over No. 26 Wake Forest by downing Luisa Fernandez, 6-2, 6-1, on court six to open singles...Played with seven different partners in doubles action, producing a combined record of 14-13...Was 4-3 with Elizabeth Profit and 2-0 with both Karina Traxler and Kiah Generette...Had lone win over ranked opponent with with Profit, downing 32nd-ranked Ferny Angeles Paz and Sandy Niehuas of Ohio State, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot...In fall action, recorded team-best seven wins in collegiate singles play, while playing a team-most 12 matches...Played in four fall events...Opened season with 2-1 mark at Under Armour/H-E-B Kickoff...Went 1-2 at Rice Invitational...Was 1-1 at USTA/ITA Regional Championships...Completed season with 3-1 mark at Jack Kramer Club Invitational, including victories in final three matches...Had 6-6 record in doubles matches with three different partners...Reached semifinals of Rice Invitational with Gabriela Ferreira, before falling to No. 31 Alison Ho and Lindsey Hodge...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team..Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 Spring (Freshman): Joined program in January...Enjoyed 15-6 overall singles record with all of those contests coming in dual-matches...Played in the bottom three spots of the singles lineup with 3-0, 7-4, 5-2 records at positions 4, 5 and 6, respectively...Was 4-1 in Big 12 Conference play and 1-1 in matches against ranked opponents...Clinched 4-0 victory over No. 16 Texas Tech in Big 12 Championship finale with 6-2, 7-5 triumph at No. 5 spot over Sabrina Federici...Got season-best win over Texas A&M's No. 124 Stefania Hristov by 6-3, 6-2 score...Secured 4-3 BU win over No. 14 Clemson by winning final match on court at No. 6 spot, 6-4, 7-5, over Yuilynn Miao...Went 13-9 in doubles play with seven different partners...Had most success with Kelley Anderson as duo was 4-1, including 8-3 victory over Virginia's Mercer/Nauta in NCAA Championship Round of 16, which helped BU win doubles point and match 4-3...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Prep/Juniors: Owned career ITF record of 101-61 in singles and 112-48 in doubles...In 2014, racked up 32 doubles wins and only 12 losses, while tallying 17-15 record in singles...Achieved career-high combined ranking of No. 103 by the ITF in March 2014...Won singles and doubles titles at ITF 18 & Under South Central Circuit - Zimbabwe 3 in August 2014...Claimed four other doubles crowns in final season prior to college at ITF Juniors Tennis Club Hammam-Sousse, NWU PUK/RVTA ITF 1, Biesterbos Open 2014 and ITF 18 & Under South Central Circuit - Zimbabwe 2...Competed in 2014 International Hard Court Junior Championships and US Open Junior Tennis Championships.
Personal: Parents are Fred and Patricia Van Zyl...Has two older sisters...accounting major.