Jan. 11, 2014
HONOLULU - Despite a lengthy rain delay, the 19th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team opened the season with a 6-1 victory over Hawai'i on Saturday at the Hawai'i Tennis Complex.
Baylor opened the match with a win in the doubles point as the 37th-ranked duo of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle took down Xenia Suworowa and Cindy Nguyen, 6-2, at the No. 1 position. Meanwhile, Kiah Generette and Alex Leatu beat Kelsey Daguio and Rebecca Faltusz, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot to claim the point.
Inclement weather in the area then forced a three-hour rain delay before the start of singles play. Baylor picked up right where it left on in doubles by earning victories in five of six singles matches.
The Lady Bears picked up singles wins from the 38th-ranked Generette, Kisialeva, Jordaan Sanford, Shankle and Leatu.
- Baylor is now 4-0 all-time vs. Hawai'i and 3-0 under Scrivano.
- The Lady Bears are 10-2 in season openers under Scrivano and have won 10 in a row.
STAT OF THE MATCH
Baylor tallied a 60-9 game advantage in the singles matches that the Lady Bears won.
TWEET OF THE MATCH
Baylor 6 Hawaii 1. Back to Texas now! #SicEm-- Joey Scrivano (@BUScrivano) January 12, 2014
TOP QUOTE #1
"We did a great job with our energy and focus today. We maintained an evenness with our effort from start to finish even with a long rain delay. Our maturity is definitely moving in the right direction. This was definitely a good start for us." - head coach Joey Scrivano
TOP QUOTE #2
"Kiah played some high level tennis. She was trading punches with a tough an opponent. I really like her toughness and focus today. She's making good progress." - Scrivano on Kiah Generette
Baylor will return to open its home slate on Jan. 18 with a doubleheader vs. Ohio State at 1 p.m. and vs. Texas Pan-American at 6:30 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.