March 30, 2008
WACO, Texas -
The second-ranked Baylor women's tennis team defeated Missouri 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Baylor Tennis Center. The Lady Bears improve to 19-2 on the season, 5-0 in Big 12 action.
Play began with singles matches due to the threat of rain in the Waco area. Baylor got out to a quick 2-0 lead with two wins that took 50 minutes or less to complete. No. 11 Lenka Broosova started out the scoring for the Lady Bears with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Mallory Weber on court two that took just 43 minutes. Jelena Stanivuk won 6-1, 6-1 against Maureen Modesto at number four singles in a match that took 50 minutes to complete.
The Lady Bears sealed the victory with two more wins less than a minute apart. On court three Jana Bielikova defeated Chrissy Svetlic 6-3, 6-1, while No. 23 Zuzana Zemenova downed Jessica Guiggioli 6-3, 6-0 on court one to clinch the match.
Natalie Holmes dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision on court six to Katelyn Ritchie to give Missouri its first point of the day, and Kaitlyn Dunham secured the Tigers' second point with a third-set supertiebreaker win over Zuzana Chmelarova 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 at flight five singles.
In doubles play, Baylor got on the board quickly as the fourth-ranked tandem of Zemenova and Broosova blanked Weber and Svetlic, 8-0 on court one. The Lady Bears secured the doubles point on court three as Stanivuk and Holmes defeated Giuggioli and Ritchie by a score of 8-4. Baylor swept the doubles point as Chmelarova and Bielikova downed Dunham and Sofia Ayala 8-4 on court two.
Baylor returns to action on Wednesday as the Lady Bears play host to No. 32 Texas A&M. The match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Baylor Tennis Center.
#2 Baylor 5, Missouri 2
1. #23 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. Jessica Guiggioli (MU) 6-3, 6-0
2. #11 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Mallory Weber (MU) 6-1, 6-0
3. #62 Jana Bielikova (BU) def. Chrissy Svetlic (MU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Maureen Modesto (MU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kaitlin Dunham (MU) def. Zuzana Chmelarova (BU) 6-4, 2-6, 10-7
6. Katelyn Ritchie (MU) def. Natalie Holmes (BU) 6-0, 6-2
1. #4 Zuzana Zemenova/Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Mallory Weber/Chrissy Svetlic (MU) 8-0
2. Jana Bielikova/Zuzana Chmelarova (BU) def. Kaitlin Dunham/Sofia Ayala (MU) 8-4
3. Jelena Stanivuk/Natalie Holmes (BU) def. Jessica Guiggioli/Katelyn Ritchie (MU) 8-4
Missouri 9-8, 1-4 Big 12
Baylor 19-2, 5-0 Big 12; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,4,3,1,6,5)