April 22, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. -
Csilla Borsanyi won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles as the fifth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team defeated No. 59 Colorado, 4-0, on Wednesday morning at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
The Lady Bears finish Big 12 play with a perfect 11-0 record, securing their fifth-straight league regular season title. Baylor also finishes undefeated in conference play for the fourth time in the last five years. Over that time, Baylor holds a 54-1 record in Big 12 play.
"It's hard to win five in a row of anything," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "I am proud of our team, coaches and staff; they deserve a lot of credit for our success this season."
The match was originally scheduled for March 28 in Boulder, Colo., but snowy conditions forced the two teams to make up the match prior to the start of the Big 12 Women's Tennis Championships set to begin Thursday. Baylor, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, will have a first-round bye and will play its first tournament match on Friday.
Baylor opened with two wins in doubles play. No. 11 Borsanyi and Lenka Broosova defeated Camila Belassi and Melisa Esposito, 8-4, on court one. No. 63 Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk rolled over Franziska Jendrian and Ania Anuszkiewicz, 8-4, on court two to secure the doubles point.
Playing a tournament-style format, the Lady Bears finished its first three singles matches in straight sets to complete the 4-0 win. No. 32 Broosova was the first off the court with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Esposito, while No. 39 Ormond was up 6-1, 2-0 when Belassi retired.
Borsanyi clinched the win on court three, while the Lady Bears were ahead by one set in each of the three remaining singles matches.
"We were coming off two days of rest following our big road trip last weekend, so I was interested to see how we would play," said Scrivano. "We had good preparation, and went out and competed. Our team played well and I am very proud of them."
Baylor returns to action on Friday at 9 a.m. against the winner of the first round match between Missouri and Kansas.