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Women's Tennis Fall to Tulane

Vida Mulec upset # 27 Julie Smekodub on Saturday against Tulane.

Vida Mulec upset # 27 Julie Smekodub on Saturday against Tulane.

April 5, 2003

WACO, Texas - Baylor stumbled out of the blocks losing the doubles point and was never able to recover, losing 6-1 in their last home match of the season. With the win, Tulane improves to 14-4, while Baylor drops to 8-10, 6-1, with the loss. Tulane is currently ranked No. 26 by the ITA, while Baylor is listed at No. 40.

Tulane took an early 1-0 lead after winning the opening doubles point. Maria Ivanov and Nancy Kockott of Tulane quickly defeated Alison Bradley and Daria Potapova 3-8 in the No. 1 spot. Barbora Blahutiakova and Izabela Mijic had Baylor's only doubles win beating Erika Valdes and Ana Saaibi 8-5. Jenny Kuhn and Julie Smekodub, the No. 9 ranked doubles pair for Tulane, defeated the duo of Stephanie Balzert and Vida Mulec 6-8.

Play did not improve for the Bears in singles action. Potapova's nine-match winning steak ended with a loss to #44 Jenny Kuhn 1-6, 7-5, 8-9. Potapova has only lost two of her last 15 matches. Vida Mulec was Baylor's lone bright spot in singles upsetting #27 Julie Smekodub 4-6, 7-5, 9-7.

The Bear's season continues on Thurs. April, 10 at 12 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska when the Bear's take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Results can be accessed at www.baylorbears.com.

Baylor: 1
Tulane: 6

Doubles
Order of finish: 1,3,2
1. Maria Ivanov/Nancy Kockott, TU def. Alison Bradley/Daria Potapova, BU 3-8
2. #9 Jenny Kuhn/Julie Smekodub, TU def. Stephanie Balzert /Vida Mulec, BU 6-8
3. Barbie Blahutiakova/Izabela Mijic, BU def. Erika Valdes/Ana Saaibi TU 8-5
Singles
Order of finish:6,3,4,2,1,5
1. Vida Mulec, BU def. #27 Julie Smekodub, TU 4-6, 7-5, 9-7
2. . #44 Jenny Kuhn, TU def. Daria Potapova BU 1-6, 7-5, 8-9
3. Maria Ivanov, TU def. Stephanie Balzert , BU 1-6, 0-6
4. #77 Erika Valdez, TU def. Izabela Mijic BU 2-6, 2-6
5. Ana Saaibi, TU def. Barbora Blahutiakova BU 2-6, 6-4, 7-10
6. Nancy Kockott, TU def. Alison Bradley BU 1-6, 3-6

 

 

#40 Baylor: 8-10 6-1
#26 Tulane: 14-4
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