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Women's Tennis Upset No. 28 Texas A&M

Blahutiakova earned the clinching match in the upset win over the Aggies on Wednesday night.

Blahutiakova earned the clinching match in the upset win over the Aggies on Wednesday night.

March 27, 2003

COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - Baylor's Daria Potapova extended her winning streak on Wednesday night to eight as she defeated A&M's Roberta Spencer, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, en route to a Baylor upset over No. 28 Texas A&M, 4-3. The Bears have now won five of the last six matches against the Aggies, and with the win move to 7-9 overall, 5-1 in the Big 12. The Bears now trail Texas by one match for first place in the Big 12.

In doubles play, the only bright spot for the Bears was a win by Vida Mulec and Anna Moncolova in the No. 2 spot, 9-7, over Ashley Hedberg and Lauren Walker. The duo of Stephanie Balzert and Izabela Mijic suffered their first loss of the season after a six-game win streak to Nicki Mechem and Seva Iwinski, 8-5, in the No. 3 spot. Alison Bradley and Daria Potapova were swept in the No. 1 spot, 8-0, by #38 Jessica Roland and Roberta Spencer.

In singles action, Barbora Blahutiakova returned after a two-week absence, due to illness, to win the clinching match over Iwinski, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4). Mijic has continued in her winning ways as she won her thirteenth match of the spring season over Mecham 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Stephanie Balzert earned a strong win over Lauren Walker, 6-2, 7-5. Mulec lost her first match after a three-game winning streak to A&M's Roland in the No. 1 spot 6-4, 6-1, and Moncolova lossed a close match to Hedberg 7-6(6), 2-6, 7-5.

The Bears return to Waco this weekend for a match against Kansas at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Baylor Tennis Center. Live internet updates can be accessed at www.baylorbears.com.

 

 

No. 44 Baylor 4, No. 28 Texas A&M 3

Singles
1. Jessica Roland (A&M) def. Vida Mulec (BU), 6-4, 6-1
2. Ashley Hedberg (A&M) def. Anna Moncolova (BU), 7-6 (6), 2-6, 7-5
3. Daria Potapova (BU) def. Roberta Spencer (A&M), 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
4. Stephanie Balzert (BU) def. Lauren Walker (A&M), 6-2, 7-5
5. Izabela Mijic (BU) def. Nicki Mechem (A&M), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
6. Barbora Blahutiakova (BU) def. Seva Iwinski (A&M), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)*

Doubles (A&M wins the point)
1. (#38) Roland/Spencer (A&M) def. Alison Bradley/Potapova (BU), 8-0
2. Moncolova/Mulec (BU) def. Hedberg/Walker (A&M), 9-7
3. Iwinski/Mechem (A&M) def. Balzert/Mijic (BU), 8-5

(Order of finish: D1, D3, D2, S1, S4, S5, S3, S6, S2)
*Clinched match

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