Jelena Stanivuk and the Lady Bears face two Big 12 teams this weekend
March 26, 2009
WACO, Texas -
The fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team, originally scheduled to face Colorado on Saturday in Boulder, had its match with the Buffaloes postponed due to snowy weather in the Boulder area, the Big 12 Conference office announced on Friday. The match will be played on April 22 in Norman, Okla. prior to the Big 12 Championships. A start time will be determined at a later date. Baylor's Sunday match at Missouri is expected to be played as scheduled.
WOMEN'S TENNIS SET FOR BIG 12 ROAD TRIP
The fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team hits the road for the first time in conference play as the Lady Bears travel to face Colorado on Saturday before facing No. 58 Missouri on Sunday. Baylor is coming off a pair of 7-0 wins last weekend as the Lady Bears defeated Iowa State and No. 58 Nebraska in a doubleheader last Saturday. Live scoring will be available for the Colorado match at www.CUBuffs.com, and post-match recaps for both matches can be found online at www.BaylorBears.com.
LAST TIME AGAINST COLORADO, MISSOURI
The second-ranked Baylor women's tennis team blanked No. 67 Colorado 7-0 on Friday afternoon at the Baylor Tennis Center. The Lady Bears move to 18-2 on the season and 4-0 in Big 12 conference play. The Lady Bears avenged a 5-2 loss in Boulder last season, Baylor's only conference loss of the year. Baylor swept all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. Fourth-ranked Zuzana Zemenova and Lenka Broosova made quick work at court one, downing Monica Milewski and Camila Belassi 8-1. No. 54 Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk started quickly at number two doubles with a 4-0 lead. Melisa Esposito and Franziska Jendrian won four straight games to even the match at four games apiece. After six straight breaks on serve, Stanivuk held serve to win the match 8-6. On court three, Jana Bielikova and Zuzana Chmelarova defeated Gleisy Torres Torres and Abbie Probert 8-4. Baylor got out to a quick start in singles play, winning all six first sets. No. 23 Zemenova made quick work of Milewski, winning 6-0, 6-0 on court one. No. 26 Ormond downed Belassi in straight sets at number two singles, 6-2, 6-2, while 11th-ranked Broosova defeated Torres Torres 6-3, 6-3 on court three to seal the victory for Baylor. No. 62 Bielikova split the first two sets with Veera Nurmi before winning the third set 10-4 in a supertiebreaker to give Baylor a 5-0 advantage. The Lady Bears had remarkable comebacks on courts five and six, as Stanivuk rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first set to win 7-5. She jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the second set before Esposito rallied to tie the score at four games apiece. Stanivuk held her serve and broke Esposito to win the match 7-5, 6-4. On court six, Chmelarova was down 5-1 in the first set to Jendrian before winning six-straight games to take the first set 7-5. Chmelarova was down 5-4 in the second set before winning a tiebreaker 7-3 to complete the sweep for Baylor.
The second-ranked Baylor women's tennis team defeated Missouri 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Baylor Tennis Center. The Lady Bears improve to 19-2 on the season, 5-0 in Big 12 action. Play began with singles matches due to the threat of rain in the Waco area. Baylor got out to a quick 2-0 lead with two wins that took 50 minutes or less to complete. No. 11 Lenka Broosova started out the scoring for the Lady Bears with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Mallory Weber on court two that took just 43 minutes. Jelena Stanivuk won 6-1, 6-1 against Maureen Modesto at number four singles in a match that took 50 minutes to complete. The Lady Bears sealed the victory with two more wins less than a minute apart. On court three Jana Bielikova defeated Chrissy Svetlic 6-3, 6-1, while No. 23 Zuzana Zemenova downed Jessica Guiggioli 6-3, 6-0 on court one to clinch the match. Natalie Holmes dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision on court six to Katelyn Ritchie to give Missouri its first point of the day, and Kaitlyn Dunham secured the Tigers' second point with a third-set supertiebreaker win over Zuzana Chmelarova 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 at flight five singles. In doubles play, Baylor got on the board quickly as the fourth-ranked tandem of Zemenova and Broosova blanked Weber and Svetlic, 8-0 on court one. The Lady Bears secured the doubles point on court three as Stanivuk and Holmes defeated Giuggioli and Ritchie by a score of 8-4. Baylor swept the doubles point as Chmelarova and Bielikova downed Dunham and Sofia Ayala 8-4 on court two.
LAST TIME OUT
After a 7-0 morning win over Iowa State, the fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team completed the sweep of the Saturday doubleheader, blanking No. 58 Nebraska, 7-0, in the afternoon match. Baylor moves to 11-4 overall this season, including a 3-0 mark in Big 12 Conference action. The Lady Bears also extend their home match winning streak to nine straight matches this year, and 16 in a row dating back to last season. Baylor opened the match by winning the singles point. Nina Secerbegovic and Kasia Siwosz rolled over Wiveca Swarting and Maria Ring, 8-1, on court two, while Lenka Broosova and Jelena Stanivuk defeated Madeleine Geibert and Jana Albers, 8-2, on court one. On court three, Csilla Borsanyi and Zuzana Chmelarova fell to Mary Weatherholt and Jennifer Holmberg, 8-5. In singles action, Secerbegovic was first off the court with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Swarting on court four. Siwosz followed with another 6-1, 6-1 win over Stephanie Evans on court five. The Lady Bears secured the win on court two as No. 39 Stanivuk downed Weatherholt, 6-2, 6-1. No. 35 Broosova won a third-set super tiebreaker, 6-3, 2-6, 14-12, over Geibert on court one, while No. 66 Borsanyi defeated Albers, 6-4, 6-2, on court three. After losing a first-set tiebreaker, Karolina Filipiak rallied for a 6-7 (4), 6-1, 10-5 win on court six.