Feb. 1, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor's 19th-ranked women's tennis team came up short against second-ranked Florida, 7-0, on Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
In doubles play, the Gators claimed the first match on court 2 as Kourtney Keegan and Olivia Janowicz defeated Jordaan Sanford and Alex Clay, 6-0. The 32nd-ranked pairing of Sofie Oyen and Belinda Woolcock snagged the second victory over the 38th-ranked duo Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle, 6-3 on court 1.
In singles action, Florida took control of all six matches. First, the 36th-ranked Woolcock beat Alex Leatu, 6-0, 6-2, shortly before No. 27 Oyen defeated Shankle, 6-1, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Kisialeva fell against 23rd-ranked Alexandra Cercone, 6-0, 6-2, and Sanford fell to No. 18 Brianna Morgan, 6-3, 6-0. The 39th-ranked Keegan claimed her win over Makenzie Craft, 6-4, 6-1 on court 5.
To end the match, 38th-ranked Generette pushed the 17th-ranked Janowicz to a third set, but ended up on the short end of a 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 10-3 decision.
The Lady Bears now hold a 6-1 record and Florida leads the all-time series 5-0.
- The last time the Lady Bears got swept was Feb. 27, 2013 against Texas A&M in College Station.
STAT OF THE MATCH
1- Kisialeva, Shankle, and Sanford all suffered their first loss of the season in singles action.
TOP QUOTE #1
"This is where maturity comes in. If we can look at this match and examine the details then we could learn from it and get a lot better." - Head coach Joey Scrivano
TOP QUOTE #2
"Winning in tennis is really hard especially when you're playing opponents like Janowicz, who's a senior, who has won over 100 matches. Unfortunately, you have to go through matches like that to learn, but the good news is she put herself in a position to win and right now that's a step in the right direction" - Scrivano on Generette
The Lady Bears will be back in action on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. when they will face Rice at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
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