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Women's Tennis Welcomes St. Edward's, No. 38 Memphis

Alex Leatu

Alex Leatu

March 26, 2014


WACO, Texas - The 16th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will host a doubleheader on Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center at 10 a.m. against St. Edward's and at 5 p.m. against No. 38 Memphis.

Most recently, BU (11-6, 3-0) picked up a 7-0 win against Iowa State. The Lady Bears were able to sweep their opponent for the fifth time this year.

The 40th-ranked tandem of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle is BU's most successful pairing, owning a 10-3 dual match mark.

On the singles side, Baylor has four ranked players in its lineup: No. 34 Kiah Generette, No. 48 Jordaan Sanford, No. 74 Ema Burgic and No. 103 Shankle. Generette has a 10-6 record at the No. 1 spot this season, defeating three opponents in the top-50. Sanford, Burgic and Shankle have collectively compiled a 31-8 record in dual-match play.

St. Edwards enters the match after a 5-4 victory over Texas-Permian Basin, earning a win in the top four courts in singles action. The match improved St. Edward's to a 7-6 record on the season, giving the Hilltoppers a third consecutive win.

Memphis (11-6) is coming off of a 5-2 win against No. 60 Louisville. Led by Stephanie Mikesz, the team is 21-21 in the top three spots in singles action. In doubles, the Tigers are 23-18 in dual match play.

This is the first meeting between Baylor and both teams.

Live scoring and a live video stream of the matches can be accessed on BaylorBears.com.

Following the matches, the Lady Bears will travel to Fort Worth, Texas to face TCU on April 2 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

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

 

 

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