March 18, 2014
#7 Texas A&M (11-3) vs. #14 Baylor (10-5)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 5 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center
Live Scoring | Live Blog | ESPN3
WACO, Texas -
After a week on the road, the 14th-ranked women's tennis team will be back at home to face No. 7 Texas A&M at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
The match will be broadcast on ESPN3 as part of the United States Tennis Association's College MatchDay, a nationwide series spotlighting college tennis. In addition to the ESPN3 coverage, the College MatchDay event will feature a 53-foot, interactive Fan Experience trailer on site, where fans can engage in a number of activities starting at 3 p.m. Kevin Corke and Mark Bey will call the action for ESPN3.
"Any time Baylor and Texas A&M match up it's a big deal," head coach Joey Scrivano said. "This rivalry has so much history and means a lot to many people in this state. We are excited to be playing at home again. College MatchDay and ESPN 3 spotlighting this match only makes it more exciting and fun to be a part of it. "
Baylor enters the match with a 10-5 record after losing to No. 15 Miami, 4-0, on Saturday. BU has three ranked players in singles action: No. 52 Kiah Generette, No. 68 Ema Burgic and No. 122 Jordaan Sanford. The three Lady Bears have combined for a 23-11 record in dual-match play. Sanford has compiled a five-match winning streak, including a victory over No. 9 Chanelle Van Nguyen of UCLA.
"I'm very proud of this team," Scrivano said. "They have worked very hard to put themselves in a good position at this stage of the season. Now we are approaching the second half of the season. I liked the way the ladies have embraced the developmental process thus far. As long as we continue striving to get better, good things will continue to come our way. When your team is winning matches the star is the team. However, Jordaan has been a game changer for us. We're all excited to see her playing so well."
In doubles action, Baylor's tandem and 34th-ranked Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle have posted a 10-3 record in the top spot.
TAMU (11-3) is coming off a 4-0 victory against 57th-ranked LSU. The Aggies' lineup boasts three ranked singles players including 14th-ranked Cristina Stancu, No. 56 Saska Gavrilovska and No. 100 Anna Mamalat.
In doubles, the team has two ranked tandems with Stancu and Stefania Hristov at No. 23 and Ines Deheza and Saska Gavrilovska listed at No. 60. Overall, the Aggies are 20-7 in doubles action.
The Lady Bears trail in the all-time series against the Aggies, 20-22. The last time these two teams met, TAMU defeated BU, 4-3, on Feb. 20, 2014 in College Station. BU is 8-2 at home this season and 6-5 against ranked opponents.
After Wednesday's match, BU will be back in action at home against Big 12 foe West Virginia at the Hurd Tennis Center on Friday at 4 p.m.
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