Oct. 31, 2009
WACO, Texas - Senior Csilla Borsanyi fought back after dropping her first set to reach the semifinals at the HEB Baylor Invitational at the Baylor Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
Borsanyi recorded a straight-set victory over Armstrong Atlantic State's Alida Muller-Wehlau 6-2, 6-3, in her first match of the day then took on AASU's Sona Novakova in the quarterfinals. Novakova took the first set 6-4, but Borsanyi won a 7-6(4) tiebreak in set two, then won 6-3 to seal the victory in the third set.
"It was definitely the match of the tournament so far. Csilla and Sona unloaded on each other for over three hours, and for the most part it was very high level tennis," head coach Joey Scrivano said. "Sona is an amazing tennis player and I can see why she earned a bid into the National Indoor Championships. I was proud of the way Csilla competed throughout the whole match but as importantly for her she played with composure. It's nice to her maturing and becoming the player she can be."
In other singles play, Taylor Ormond, the tournament's top seed withdrew from play due to an injury, ending her weekend. Ormond and doubles teammate Borsanyi also withdrew from doubles action.
In consolation singles play, Baylor freshman Carla Lindlar fell to Wichita State's Delia Damaschin in straight sets 6-4, 6-0.
In consolation doubles play, Lindlar teamed up with Karolina Filipiak to win their first match of the day against Ashley Akin and Shannon Mackenzie of North Texas 8-3. The duo then fell to Abigail Guthrie and Phillipa Reakes of Ole Miss 8-5 in consolation semifinal play.
Borsanyi will continue action in tomorrow's semifinals against Rebekka Hanle of Rice at 9 a.m. at the Baylor Tennis Center. The match's winner will face the winner of the sixth-seeded Guthrie and third-seeded Elze Potgieter of Texas A&M at 11:30 a.m.