Feb. 14, 2009
MADISON, Wis. -
A day after a come-from-behind victory against No. 11 North Carolina, the fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team's rally fell short as the Lady Bears dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 14 Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
Once again, the doubles point was closely contested, coming down to court two to decide the point. On court one, third-ranked Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi defeated top-ranked Kristy Frilling and Kelcy Tefft, 8-0. Notre Dame's Shannon Mathews and Colleen Rielley defeated Nina Sercerbegovic and Kasia Siwosz, 8-4. On court two, Cosmina Ciobanu and Kali Krisik downed Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk, 9-8, to clinch the point for Notre Dame.
Mathews defeated Karolina Filipiak, 6-0, 6-1, on court six to give Notre Dame a 2-0 lead. No. 65 Stanivuk rolled over No. 62 Kristen Rafael on court four, 6-2 .6-0, to get Baylor on the board.
Broosova tied the match at 2-2 with a win over No. 39 Frilling, 6-3. 6-3, on court two. Broosova extends her dual-match winning streak to 23 straight wins. No. 45 Tefft downed No. 19 Ormond in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, on court one to put Notre Dame ahead 3-2. No. 32 Borsanyi defeated No. 46 Krisik 6-2, 6-3, on court three to tie the match again.
Secerbegovic, who entered the match with a 3-0 record in dual-match action, fell to Ciobanu, 6-4, 6-3, to seal the victory for Notre Dame.
Baylor returns to action on Sunday as the Lady Bears continue play at the ITA National Indoor Championships. Baylor will face the loser of the Northwestern/Duke match.