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Lady Netters Blow by No. 19 Wake Forest

Lenka Broosova

Lenka Broosova

March 2, 2008

Results

The match lasted just over an hour, but that was all the time the fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team needed as they improved to 11-1 Sunday with a 4-0 victory over No. 19 Wake Forest (3-4) at the Baylor Tennis Center.

 

Eighteenth ranked sophomore Lenka Broosova put the Bears up 1-0 with her No. 3 singles victory against Christian Tara. After shutting out Tara in the first set, 6-0, Broosova wrapped up the match with a second-set 6-2 win.

 

Broosova improved to 28-3 with the victory and extended her current win streak to 11 matches; it was also her 75th career singles victory as she now boasts a career record of 75-11 (.871).

 

Within minutes following Broosova's victory, 37th-ranked sophomore Jana Bielikova and 24th-ranked senior Zuzana Zemenova put Baylor up by three.


 

 

 

Bielikova (19-7) won her first set over Sierra Poske, 6-2, and jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second set before shutting the door with a 6-1 second-set victory.

 

Zemenova finished two serves later with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sasha Kulikova at No. 1 singles.

 

Prior to the match both head coaches agreed to play a "1st to 4" tournament style match, meaning once one team reached four points the match would be finished.

 

Up 3-0, the Bears needed just one more point and Baylor was up one set in each.

 

Freshman Karolina Filipiak provided the match-ending point on court six by handing Katarina Reveche a 6-2, 6-1 loss.

 

At the match's conclusion, No. 22 Taylor Ormond was leading Alexandra Hirsch 6-4, 2-2 and freshman Jelena Stanivuk was in front of Emilee Malvehy, 6-2, 3-5.

 

"Our players did a great job of adjusting to the conditions," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "The wind was definitely a big factor in today's match, but our girls fought through. I told them before the game that Wake Forest was our top competition today, but that the wind was a close second."

 

Baylor (11-1), the three-time regular season defending champions, opens Big 12 play Friday and Saturday on the road against Iowa State (3:00 p.m.) and Nebraska (10:30 a.m.), respectively.

 

Singles competition

1. #24 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. Sasha Kulikova (WF) 6-1, 6-1

2. #22 Taylor Ormond (BU) vs. Alexandra Hirsch (WF) 6-4, 2-2, uf

3. #18 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Christian Tara (WF) 6-0, 6-2

4. #37 Jana Bielikova (BU) def. Sierra Poske (WF) 6-2, 6-1

5. Jelena Stanivuk (BU) vs. Emilee Malvehy (WF) 6-2, 3-5, uf

6. Karolina Filipiak (BU) def. Katarina Reveche (WF) 6-2, 6-1

 

Match Notes:

Wake Forest 3-4; National ranking #19

Baylor 11-1; National ranking #4

Order of finish: Doubles (not played); Singles (3,4,1,6)

 

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