Nov. 7, 2010
"We are all tremendously proud of Karolina's achievements this weekend," assistant coach Alison Ojeda said. "She came into this tournament unseeded and played like a champion from start to finish. She has put in a lot of work this fall and it is showing. Most importantly, when we needed her to step up and help lead our team, she responded."
Filipiak lost just one set in her six matches on the weekend, winning both her semifinal and final-round matches in straight sets on Sunday. In her semifinal, the Poznan, Poland, native dispatched of conference-rival Samantha Adams of Texas Tech with a 6-4, 7-5 win.
In the final, Filipiak was battled down to the wire in each set, but got the break point she needed each time to take a 7-5, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Maho Kosawe of Georgia.
"In key points today, Karolina did a very good job of showing determination and was very focused; a quality that every elite athlete possesses," volunteer assistant John Faribault said.
The Baylor women's tennis team has one fall tournament left on schedule, the U.S. Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships in Sarasota, Fla. The tournament is scheduled for Nov. 12-14.