Feb. 17, 2008
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Baylor's tenth-ranked women's tennis team pulled off a mild upset Sunday afternoon in Coral Gables, Fla., as the Bears defeated No. 7 Miami, 4-1, to improve to 5-1.
The Bears took an early advantage by winning the doubles point as the nation's 50th-ranked doubles team of Jana Bielikova and Karolina Filipiak made quick work of Michaela Kissell and Gina Sabatino, 8-2, before Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk clinched the point with an 8-4 dismissing of Bianca Eichkorn and Caren Seenauth.
No. 18 Lenka Broosova put the Bears ahead 2-0 following a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Romy Farah. In the midst of inclement weather, Baylor finished off the Hurricanes with straight-set wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
Stanivuk earned a 6-1, 6-3 win over Seenauth at the No. 5 spot and 87th-ranked Filipiak provided the match-winning point with her 7-6, 6-2 victory at the No. 6 spot.
"Miami has a very good team and they are exceptionally hard to beat at home," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "This was a good win for us."
Miami earned their lone point at No. 1 singles as No. 29 Laura Vallverdu defeated No. 15 Zuzana Zemenova.
The win concludes a school-record six-match road swing to open the 2008 season. Baylor will return to action as it hosts No. 36 TCU in its home-opener Wednesday beginning at 5:00 p.m. CST.
1. #29 Laura Vallverdu (MIAMI) def. #15 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) 6-3, 6-2
2. #18 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Romy Farah (MIAMI) 6-1, 6-1
3. Michaela Kissell (MIAMI) vs. #23 Taylor Ormond (BU) 7-5, 4-6, unfinished
4. Bianca Eichkorn (MIAMI) vs. Jana Bielikova (BU) 3-6, 6-6, unfinished
5. Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Caren Seenauth (MIAMI) 6-1, 6-3
6. #87 Karolina Filipiak (BU) def. Gina Sabatino (MIAMI) 7-6, 6-2
1. Romy Farah/Laura Vallverdu (MIAMI) vs. #4 Lenka Broosova/Zuzana Zemenova (BU) 6-4, unfinished
2. #50 Jana Bielikova/Karolina Filipiak (BU) def. Michaela Kissell/Gina Sabatino (MIAMI) 8-2
3. Taylor Ormond/Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Bianca Eichkorn/Caren Seenauth (MIAMI) 8-4
Baylor 5-1; National ranking #10
Miami (Fla.) 6-2; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,1,5,6)