April 27, 2007
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -
Baylor's women tennis team extended its win streak to 12 matches with its 4-0 victory over Nebraska in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tennis Championships on Friday morning. With the win, Baylor advanced to the semifinals and will play the winner of the Oklahoma State-Colorado match at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The victory at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo., raised Baylor's record to 20-6, giving head coach Joey Scrivano his third straight 20-win season and the fifth in program history. The loss dropped Nebraska to 13-9 on the season.
"I think that both teams played well today. Nebraska really pushed us at some positions and I couldn't ask for any more than that. The match helped prepare us for what's coming down the road," said Scrivano.
It only took the Bears 35 minutes to claim the doubles point. The 42nd-ranked tandem of Iva Mihaylova and Zuzana Zemenova needed only 30 minutes to blank Nebraska's Marianne Cicmanec and Ashley Finnegan 8-0 on court three. Just minutes later, at the top spot, Zuzana Cerna and Lenka Broosova downed the Huskers' Imke Reimers and Diana Kuhl 8-2.
Three Bears extended their extensive win streaks with victories in singles. Mihaylova, the first player off the court, raised her win streak to 15 with her 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles over Finnegan. Next, Klara Zrustova walked off with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 over Cicmanec, raising her win streak to 11 matches. Broosova clinched the win for the Bears with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Wiveca Swarting on court three. The victory raised the talented freshman's season record to 33-8 which ties her with Katja Kovac (1998-99) at No. 4 on Baylor singles wins in a season list and extended her win streak to 12.
Three players, Zemenova, Cerna and Zuzana Chmelarova
were still on the court when play was halted. Chmelarova, a freshman, mounted an impressive comeback at court four. After trailing 5-0, she rallied and won five straight games to even the score. After each player held serve, Chmelarova claimed the first set with a 7-1 tiebreak win.
#15 Baylor 4, Nebraska 0
Plaza Tennis Center - Kansas City, Mo.
Quarterfinals Big 12 Championship
1. Broosova/ Cerna (BU) def. Reimers/Kuhl (NU) 8-2
2. Zrustova/Chmelarova (BU) vs. Ring/Swarting (NU) DNF
3. #42 Mihaylova/Zemenova (BU) def. Cicmanec/Finnegan (NU) 8-0
1. #19 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) vs. Imke Reimers (NU) DNF
2. #51 Zuzana Cerna (BU) vs. Diana Kuhl (NU) DNF
3. #62 Lenka Broosova def. Wivenca Swarting (NU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Zuzana Chmelarova (BU) vs. Maria Ring (NU) DNF
5. Klara Zrustova (BU) def. Marianne Cicmanec (NU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Iva Mihaylova (BU) def. Ashley Finnegan (NU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: D - 3, 1; S - 6, 5, 3