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Women's Tennis Set For Vanderbilt, Northwestern

Feb. 14, 2014


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#18 Baylor vs. #15 Vanderbilt
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 | 1 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center

#18 Baylor vs. #7 Northwestern
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 | 1 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center

Live Scoring | Live Video
Live Scoring | Live Video
WACO, Texas - The 18th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will host a pair of ranked foes to close out a nine-match homestand this weekend at the Hurd Tennis Center. The Lady Bears face No. 15 Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. Saturday, before taking on seventh-ranked Northwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m.

BU enters the weekend with a 7-1 record on the season, after defeating No. 22 Rice, 6-1, on Saturday. The Lady Bears are led by 59th-ranked Kiah Generette, who has a 5-2 record in dual-match play. The Baylor tandem of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle has compiled a 6-1 season record in doubles action. The Lady Bears are 4-1 against ranked opponents.

Vanderbilt is 3-3 on the season and in singles action has 48th-ranked Georgina Sellyn and 124th-ranked Courtney Colton. In doubles action, the Commodores are led by No. 23 Ashleigh Antal and Sydney Campbell and No. 53 Lauren Mira and Georgina Sellyn.

The last time these two teams met, Vanderbilt defeated Baylor, 5-2, on Feb. 16, 2013 in Waco. The Lady Bears are 1-5 in the all-time series against the Commodores.

Northwestern holds a 4-2 mark on the season, but will play Texas on Saturday, before heading to Waco. The Wildcats have five ranked singles players, including 30th-ranked Veronica Corning, No. 58 Belinda Niu, No. 92 Jillian Rooney, No. 104 Maddie Lipp and No. 109 Lok Sze Leung. Northwestern has two-ranked doubles teams in Corning and Alicia Barnett at No. 25 and Nida Hamilton and Brooke Rischbieth at No. 57.

In their last meeting, Northwestern ended BU's season in 2013, taking a 4-2 win in the second round of the NCAA Championships. Baylor trails the all-time series against Northwestern, 5-3.

Prior to Saturday's match, Baylor's staff and players will host another session of the Baylor Cub Tennis program at noon. Children 11 years of age and younger are invited to come receive free instruction at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Live scoring and live video for each match will be available on BaylorBears.com with a full recap to follow each match.

To stay current on all things Baylor Women's Tennis, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram: @BaylorWTennis.

 

 

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