Oct. 30, 2011
ROLLING HILLS, Calif.– Freshman Megan Horter wrapped up play for the Baylor women’s tennis team with a win at the Jack Kramer Club Invitational on Sunday in Rolling Hills, Calif.
Baylor’s lone competitor on the day after teammate Jordaan Sanford fell to the top-seeded player in the semifinals yesterday, Horter continued play in the consolation rounds. The freshman was able to pull the upset against possible her toughest opponent of the season in USC’s Valeria Pulido.
“I’m really proud of the way Megan (Horter) continues to come out and work on her game,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “This was probably her toughest opponent of the season so far, and she battled all the way through to get the win. I’m really excited about the way her game is coming together.”
Horter scraped out a tiebreaker in the first 7-6 (4), but fell 6-0 in the second set to force a super-tiebreaker. Horter then regained her momentum on the way to a 10-4 win. The win gave Horter her second of the weekend after defeating LMU's Elisaveta Pironkova 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(8) on Saturday.
Horter’s teammate Sanford had a solid weekend as well, picking up a pair of victories in singles, while playing near her hometown of Diamond Bar, Calif.
“We are so honored to be a part of the first-ever Jack Kramer Club tournament,” Scrivano said. “We commend tournament director David Anderton and the Jack Kramer Club for putting on a first-class tournament, and we are happy they are involved in collegiate tennis.”
Next up for Baylor is the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor in Flushing, N.Y., on Oct. 3-6. BU senior Diana Nakic earned a berth in the tournament with her ITA Texas Regional victory one week ago.