May 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – Both Baylor women’s tennis competitors, Kiah Generette and Jordaan Sanford, dropped their opening match in the NCAA Singles Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Wednesday.
The 40th-ranked Generette was beaten by No. 34 Yana Koroleva of Clemson, 6-3, 6-3. The loss ends the sophomore’s season with a 22-17 record.
Meanwhile, Sanford, got off to a great start, winning her opening set vs. eighth-ranked Jennifer Brady of UCLA, 6-0. However, Sanford was unable to sustain the momentum as Brady bounced back to claim the next two sets, 6-4, 6-3, to take the match.
Sanford, a senior, finishes her three year Baylor career with a 67-26 singles record. She was 27-7 in her final season in Waco.
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“Jordaan has had an absolutely stellar season. She was arguably the best player at her position in all of college tennis. We're very proud of her and the young lady she's developing into. We can't say enough positive things about her impact on our program this season.” - Head coach Joey Scrivano on Jordaan Sanford
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“Kiah ran into a buzz saw today. I was proud of her effort and attitude. She played the right way. Overall, she made a step forward this year. Her impact was huge for us. We are proud of her growth in the areas of maturity and mental toughness. I have no doubt that she'll keep working hard and take her game to the next level.” - Scrivano on Kiah Generette
Baylor’s lone doubles duo of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle will face Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips of UCLA on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. CT in the opening round of the 32-team doubles field.
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