Oct. 21, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Freshman Karolina Filipiak collected the biggest win of her young women's tennis collegiate career on Sunday, topping No. 19 Vanja Corovic of Texas in a hard-fought, three-set, match to advance to the quarterfinals of the ITA Southwest Regional in Lubbock, Texas.
Filipiak was one of four Baylor women's tennis players to advance to the quarterfinals following the third day of action at the Southwest Regional, joining No. 54 Lenka Broosova, Jana Bielikova, and fellow freshman Taylor Ormond.
Second-seeded Broosova began the day with a match against Caroline Larsson from Texas where she earned a hard-fought 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 win to advance to the round of 16. In her second match of the day, Broosova made quick work of Texas Tech's No. 115 Samantha van der Drift, earning a straight-set victory, 6-1, 6-0.
In the round of 32, Bielikova defeated Louisiana State's Hannah Robinson (6-0, 6-4) before eliminating Texas' No. 84 Courtney Zauft. Bielikova set Zauft packing by way of a straight-set, 6-3, 6-4, victory.
Bielikova is set to face teammate Ormond in quarterfinal action after Ormond defeated Louisiana State's Myukala Hedberg (6-4, 6-3) and Texas Christian's No. 64 Anna Sydorska (6-4, 6-0) on the second day of main draw competition.
Filipiak became the fourth and final member of the Baylor women's tennis team to reach the quarterfinals after earning consecutive three-set victories against Rice's Julie Chao (6-1, 4-6, 7-5) and Texas' Corovic (3-6, 6-3, 6-4).
When action resumes on Monday, Filipiak will face Lamar's Mariayeri Gutierrez while Broosova will battle Texas' Maggie Mello.
The Bears also advanced the team of Broosova and Zuzana Zemenova in doubles action. Broosova and Zemenova advanced to the quarterfinals with a pair of 8-2 wins; they will face the duo of Christi Liles and Michelle Sammons from Texas A&M at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.
Southwest Regional singles action continues on Monday from the McLeod Tennis Center on the campus of Texas Tech University at 11:00 a.m.