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Women's Tennis Blanks ORU to Advance to NCAA Second Round

Zuzana Cerna notched her 16th straight singles win on Saturday against Oral Roberts.

Zuzana Cerna notched her 16th straight singles win on Saturday against Oral Roberts.

May 12, 2007

WACO, Texas - Baylor's women's tennis team extended its win streak to 15 matches with its 4-0 victory over Oral Roberts in first round action of the NCAA Championships at the Baylor Tennis Center on Saturday.

The victory raised the Bears' season record to 23-6 while Oral Roberts finished the season with a 10-8 mark. Baylor is now 9-9 in NCAA Championship matches and 5-5 in first round contests.

It took the Bears only 35 minutes to claim the doubles point. Iva Mihaylova and Zuzana Zemenova remained undefeated at 16-0 with an 8-1 win on court three over Rafaela Souza and Debbie Skinstad. On court two, Zuzana Chmelarova and Klara Zrustova closed out doubles with an 8-3 victory over Hayden Rush and Paige McKinney.

Freshman Lenka Broosova gained point two for the Bears with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Tayler Pippin. The victory extended Broosova's win streak to 15 matches. She has a team-leading overall record of 36-8, which ranks No. 3 on Baylor's single season victory list. Klara Zrustova, playing just her second match of the season at No. 6, blanked Corrine Langston 6-0, 6-0. Zuzana Cerna, ranked No. 49, raised her singles win streak to 16 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Paige McKinney at court two.

Baylor will take on the winner of the Texas A&M-TCU match. Second round action begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Baylor Tennis Center.

"We came out a little rusty, but that's to be expected when you have two weeks off. Overall I thought we played well, and we took care of business," said Baylor head coach Joey Scrivano.



#13 Baylor 4, Oral Roberts 0

Order of finish: 3, 2
1. Broosova/Cerna (BU) def. Arkell/Pippin (ORU) 7-2 susp.
2. Chmelarova/Zrustova (BU) def. Rush/McKinney (ORU) 8-3
3. #49 Mihaylova/Zemenova (BU) def. Souza/Debbie Skinstad (ORU) 8-1

Order of finish: 3, 6, 2
1. #11 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. Emily Arkell (ORU) 6-1, 5-2 susp.
2. #49 Zuzana Cerna (BU) def. Paige McKinney (ORU) 6-2, 6-2
3. #74 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Tayler Pippin (ORU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Zuzana Chmelarova (BU) def. Hayden Rush (ORU) 5-4 susp.
5. Iva Mihaylova (BU) def. Rafaela Souza (ORU) 6-3, 2-1 susp.
6. Klara Zrustova (BU) def. Corrine Langston (ORU) 6-0, 6-0

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