April 24, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - Baylor's fifth-ranked women's tennis team continued its dominance of Big 12 opponents when it swept past eighth-seeded Missouri 4-0 in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal action on Friday morning. The Bears, playing at the Headington Family Tennis Center on the University of Oklahoma campus, extended its win streak to 16 matches with the victory.
Baylor raised its season record to 22-4 while Missouri falls to 9-12. The Bears advance to the tournament semifinals and will play fourth-seeded Nebraska at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
"Missouri came out and played some good tennis today and fortunately we played well enough to win. When you are in tournament play that is all that matters just trying to get four points and trying to advance," said head coach Joey Scrivano.
In singles Baylor's Csilla Borsanyi and Lenka Broosova both extended their win streaks to 14 matches by claiming victory. The 72nd-ranked Borsanyi was the first off the court with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Missouri's Mallory Weber at No. 3 singles. Broosova, ranked No. 32 and playing on court two, followed closely with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Jamie Mera. Taylor Ormond, ranked No. 39 and playing in the top spot for Baylor, earned the Bears their fourth point and clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jessica Guiggioli. During tournament play, when the winning point is recorded, all remaining play is halted. It was a race between Ormond and freshman Kasia Siwosz to see who would gain Baylor's final point. When Ormond finished her match, Siwosz was up 6-1, 5-1 and the game was knotted at 40-40 on court six.
"In singles we focused well today. I think they competed hard. Some of the matches were tough, but like I said it is not all going to be smooth sailing. Overall we did a good job. Obviously Kasia (Siwosz) wasn't able to finish, but I really like the way she has been playing singles and doubles. She is playing with more and more confidence. She is becoming more committed to her shot and her game plan. We need her to step up and play that way. Obviously Lenka continues to do what she does and Taylor and Csilla finished today. Any time you can finish and get a point on the board, you are doing something special. We've just got to keep doing that and if we do good things are going to happen," said Scrivano.
The Bears dominated doubles play as well, taking only 45 minutes to win the point to take a 1-0 lead into singles play. Baylor's 11th-ranked doubles tandem of Broosova and Borsanyi were the first off the court with an 8-1 win oper Mera and Weber on court one. Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk ensured the Bears the doubles point with another 8-1 triumph by downing Guiggilo and Kaitlyn Ritchie on court two. BU's Karolina Filipiak and Siwosz were within a point of finishing their game and match when the doubles point was claimed so were allowed to finish their match resulting in an 8-5 win.
Baylor 4, Missouri 0
Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal Match
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
1. #39 Taylor Ormond (BU) def. Jessica Guiggioli (MU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #32 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Jamie Mera (MU) 6-0, 6-1
3. #72 Csilla Borsanyi (BU) def. Mallory Weber (MU) 6-1, 6-1
4. #41 Jelena Stanivuk (BU) vs. Kaitlyn Ritchie (MU) 6-7(3), 1-0, dnf
5. Nina Scerbegovic (BU) vs. Danielle Day (MU) 7-5, 2-1 dnf
6. Kasia Siwosz (BU) vs. Sofia Ayala (MU) 6-1, 5-1 dnf
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Broosova/Borsanyi (BU) def. Mera/Weber 8-1
2. Ormond/Stanivuk (BU) def. Giuggioli/Ritchie - 8-1
3. Karolina Filipiak/Siwosz (BU) def. Day/Ayala 8-5