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Women's Tennis in Wisconsin for Two Matches

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Jan. 31, 2003

WACO, Texas - #43 Baylor (0-1) vs. #40 Ohio State (1-0) and Marquette (0-4)
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 1 & 2, 2003 - 10 a.m. Milwaukee, WI.

The Bears travel to Milwaukee this weekend to face the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Marquette Golden Eagles. Baylor comes into their matches this weekend with a 0-1 record after losing to eighth ranked Vanderbilt. Barbora Blahutiakova provided the lone win for the Bears in Nashville against the Commodores.

The Buckeyes enter their match against the Bears ranked No. 40 in the nation after winning their season opener against conference rival Penn State. The Marquette Golden Eagles have begun the 2003 season on a four game losing streak. They lost to Northern Illinois and Ill-Chicago at home before traveling to Arizona and losing toArizona and San Diego State in Tucson last week.

Mulec Named Preseason All-Big 12...
Senior Vida Mulec recieved preseason All-Big 12 honors in a vote of league coaches. The doubles team of Mulec/Anna Monclova was also tabbed preseason All Big 12. Mulec, a native of Maribor, Slovenia, is currently ranked No. 43 nationally. She ended her fall season with a 8-5 record and made it to the finals of the ITA Southwest Regionals.

Baylor in the Rankings...
The latest Omni Hotels Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings, released Jan. 29, kept the Baylor women's team at No. 45. The Bears are currently 0-1 on the season after losing to eighth ranked Vanderbilt, 6-1, in Nashville on Jan. 19. Vida Mulec is the lone Bear in the rankings at No. 43 in singles.

Head Coach Joey Scrivano...
Baylor Head Coach Joey Scrivano is in his first season at the helm of the women's tennis program. He has a career record of 60-19 which includes his three year stint at theUniversity of South Alabama (60-18). While at South Alabama he led the program to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances in three years including a quarterfinals finish in 2000.

Moving Up the Charts...
Senior Vida Mulec is moving up the charts in the all-time Baylor womens tennis records. Mulec is currently ranked ninth all time with 72 career wins, seventh in career singles winning percentage with .673, and fifth in career doubles wins with 68.



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