March 15, 2014
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 17th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 15 Miami to close out a three-match road trip on Saturday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
The Lady Bears lost the doubles point for only the fifth time this year. The 34th-ranked duo of Blair Shankle and Victoria Kisialeva lost 8-1 to 14th-ranked Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno at the No. 1 spot and then Alex Leatu and Jordaan Sanford fell 8-2 to Stephanie Wagner and Lina Lilekite at the No. 3 position.
The Lady Bears never recovered in singles. Leatu was downed 6-1, 6-1 at the bottom of the lineup by Albuquerque. The 52nd-ranked Kiah Generette was upset by 61st-ranked Wagner, 6-4, 6-2, in the No. 1 spot to push the Hurricane lead to 3-0.
To close out the contest, Alex Clay lost 6-4, 6-4 to Melissa Bolivar in the No. 5 spot.
- Baylor fell to 10-5 overall on the season and 6-5 vs. ranked opponents.
- Baylor was shutout for only the second time this season. BU had previously lost 7-0 to No. 2 Florida on Feb. 1.
- BU is 5-7 in the all-time series against Miami.
TOP QUOTE #1
“Credit to Miami, they flat out out competed us. Bottom line they valued each and every point more than we did. We're still a team that is inconsistent with all the little things, but I know we'll learn from it and improve on it.”– head coach Joey Scrivano
Baylor will return home to host No. 7 Texas A&M on Wednesday at 5 p.m. That match is designated by the USTA as a College MatchDay contest and will be broadcast on ESPN3.
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