Nov. 10, 2013
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. – On the final day of the Jack Kramer Intercollegiate, the Baylor women’s tennis team was unbeaten to close out its fall season on Sunday at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club.
In singles consolation play, the 114th-ranked Victoria Kisialeva picked up a three-set victory, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(1), over Ohio State’s Ferny Angles Paz. The win moves Kisialeva’s fall mark to 8-4.
Blair Shankle won her second straight match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Miho Kowase of Ohio State. The freshman was 10-3 in fall singles action
Makenzie Craft also claimed a three-set win, taking care of Grainne O’Neil of Ohio State 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(6). The victory raises Craft’s fall mark to 7-5.
In doubles, Craft and Shankle partnered together for the first time at the event and claimed an 8-3 triumph vs. the Buckeye duo of O’Neil and Noelle Malley.
TOP QUOTE #1
“We did some good things this weekend. The ladies finished strong on the final day of a four-day event. They showed some mental and physical toughness, which is always a positive.” – head coach Joey Scrivano on the event’s final day
TOP QUOTE #2
“Overall, this fall we made some progress, but we still have a lot of areas that need improvement. Collectively, we’re an unproven team right now. It’s hard to say what kind of team we will become in the spring. The key for us this off-season is to refocus on the process. This time of year is when you find out what kind of maturity and leadership you have on your team.” – head coach Joey Scrivano on his team’s fall
The Lady Bears will have a few months off, before starting fall dual-match play at the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu at 4 p.m. on Jan. 11.
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