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Women's Tennis Sweeps Syracuse, Prairie View A&M

Jan. 19, 2014

Box Score | Highlights


THE RUNDOWN
WACO, Texas -
The 19th ranked Baylor women's tennis team shutout Syracuse, 5-0, and Prairie View A&M, 7-0, on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center and Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

MATCH ONE
The first match against Syracuse started off with the Lady Bears taking the doubles point as the 37th-ranked duo of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle took down Maddie Kobelt and Valeria Salazar, 6-4, on court 1. Needing one more win to claim the point, Jordaan Sanford and Alex Clay defeated Amanda Rodgers and Breanna Bachini, 6-1, at the No. 2 spot.

In singles action, Shankle placed another point on the board with a straight-set win, 6-1, 6-1, over Breanna Bachini at the No. 5 position. The Lady Bears picked up three more wins from Kisialeva, 6-1, 6-2, Sanford, 6-2, 6-2, and Alex Leatu, 2-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-8) to claim the match. Kiah Generette and Clay's matches were suspended at that point.

MATCH TWO
Kicking off the match against Prairie View A&M, Sanford and Makenzie Craft defeated Erika Bond and Payton Gore, 6-1, at the No. 2 spot. Securing the doubles point, Kisialeva and Shankle beat Christine Ngo Gwodog and Sydney Thomas, 6-0, at the No. 1 spot.

The Lady Bears swept all six singles matches with straight-set wins. Finishing first at the No. 4 position, Craft played a perfect match against Donielle Richard, 6-0, 6-0. Following Craft, Shankle and Robinson finished strong with a perfect match as well at the No. 2 and 5 position, respectively.

Ranked No. 38 in the country, Generette took down Taylor LeFridge, 6-1, 6-1. Leatu defeated Sydney Thomas, 6-1, 6-0. To wrap up the match Abbey Stainback beat Maria Lackey, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shankle won her sixth consecutive match in singles for the season.
  • This is the second time the Lady Bears have gone 5-0 to start the season under head coach Joey Scrivano.

STAT OF THE MATCH
Baylor outscored its opponents 12-0, on Sunday.

TWEET OF THE MATCH
"After four wins in two days, Baylor stretches at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. #SicEm pic.twitter.com/LNYEpd3xak" - @BaylorWTennis

TOP QUOTE #1
"We're tough. Our players have a great will to win and it showed all weekend. They were focused and determined. They just did a great job overall." - Head coach Joey Scrivano

TOP QUOTE #2
"Blair (Shankle) is so coachable. She's very mature, very professional and it shows." - Scrivano on Shankle

WHAT'S NEXT
The Lady Bears will be back in action at home on Saturday against Penn State at 7 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.

To stay current on all things Baylor Women's Tennis, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram: @BaylorWTennis.


 

 

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