Jan. 18, 2014
WACO, Texas - The Baylor women's tennis team claimed two victories on Saturday with wins over No. 72 Ohio State, 4-3, and UT Pan America, 6-1, at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
Baylor opened against Ohio State with a win in the doubles point as the BU duo of Jordaan Sanford and Alex Clay defeated Gabreiella De Santis and Miho Kowase, 6-2, at the No. 2 position. Meanwhile, Alex Leatu and Kiah Generette beat Noelle Malley and Ferny Angeles Paz at the No. 3 spot.
To start the second match against UTPA, Baylor snagged the doubles point as the 37th-ranked team of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle took down Christel Amsallem and Katia Stavroulaki with a straight set, 6-0, win at the No. 1 position. Abby Stainback and Alicia Robinson defeated Didi Fatchikova and Mariana Ranzahuer, 6-2, at the No. 3 position.
In singles action, the Lady Bears won five of their six matches. Ranked No. 38 Generette defeated Didi Fatchikova, 6-0, 6-2 and Robinson beat Christel Amsallem, 6-2, 6-2, Stainback took down Reegan Greenwood in the tiebreaker, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4). Kisialeva and Sanford each won 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively.
- Kisialeva and Sanford won both of their singles matches on Ohio State and UTPA.
- Newcomer Alicia Robinson won her first match as a Lady Bear.
STAT OF THE MATCH
Jordaan Sanford lost only four games in the four matches (singles and doubles) she played.
TWEET OF THE MATCH
TOP QUOTE #1
"Obviously, we played a lot of tennis today, I felt like the girls competed hard from start to finish. It's hard to focus for that length of time. I was pleased with the overall effort." - Head coach Joey Scrivano.
TOP QUOTE #2
"She's developed into a really consistent player. Right now she's the most consistent player we have. We know what we're getting from start to finish with her. We're proud of all the work she's put in and how far she's come." - Scrivano on Kisialeva
The Lady Bears will be back in action at home on Sunday with a doubleheader vs. Syracuse at noon at the Hurd Tennis Center and Prairie View A&M at 5 p.m. at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
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