March 21, 2014
WACO, Texas – The 14th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team shutout West Virginia, 7-0, on Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
Doubles action started off with Alex Clay and Makenzie Craft claiming the first victory over Vivian Tsui and Irinka Toidze, 8-3, on court three. To snag the doubles point, Alex Leatu and Jordaan Sanford defeated Hailey Barrett and Ikttetesh Chahal, 8-4. Kiah Generette and Ema Burgic finished out doubles play and took down Oana Manole and Mrgole, 8-4.
In singles play, No. 122 Sanford took control of the first singles point by shutting out Manole, 6-0, 6-0. Sanford improved to 12-2 in dual-match play and won her sixth straight decision. On court four, Alex Clay clinched the match for the Lady Bears with a victory over Chahal, 6-3, 6-1. Wrapping up play, 52nd-ranked Generette took down Barrett, 6-2, 6-4. Generette is now 10-6 on the season.
· Baylor improved to 11-6 overall and 2-0 in Big 12.
· Sanford did not lose a game against the Mountaineers.
· Sanford won her sixth straight decision.
· The Lady Bears have won both times that they have faced the Mountaineers.
STAT OF THE MATCH
4 – the number of opponents Baylor has swept this season
TOP QUOTE #1
“It is good to get back on the winning track, but more importantly we just played well. We made some improvements from our last match. I just felt like we had a better rhythm and flow to the way we played today.” – head coach Joey Scrivano on the win
TOP QUOTE #2
“Jordaan has been playing well for a long time now. It is good to see that playing the right way is becoming a habit for her.” – Scrivano on Jordaan Sanford
TOP QUOTE #3
“The big key now is we have to move on from this one. This team is learning how to do that, so I think we will be fine for Sunday.” – Scrivano on turning around to face Iowa State on Sunday
The Lady Bears face Iowa State at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center. The Cyclones (8-8, 0-3) are coming off 7-0 loss at Texas.
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