WT Hosts Kansas, Kansas State

April 2, 2009

WACO, Texas -

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The fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team returns home this weekend as the Lady Bears host a pair of Big 12 Conference opponents. Baylor will face Kansas at 6 p.m. on Friday evening before taking on Kansas State at noon on Sunday at the Baylor Tennis Center. Baylor is coming off a 5-2 road victory over third-ranked Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon. The win avenged a 4-3 Baylor loss to the Fighting Irish earlier this season at the ITA Team Indoor Championships. Live scoring for both home matches plus complete post-match recaps can be found online at www.BaylorBears.com.

The second-ranked Baylor women's tennis team won the doubles point and took the top five singles matches to defeat No. 70 Kansas 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the First Serve Tennis Center. The Lady Bears are now 16-2 on the season against nationally ranked opponents. Baylor started out by winning the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. The second-ranked team of Zuzana Zemenova and Lenka Broosova defeated Elizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath 8-4 on court one. Jana Bielikova and Zuzana Chmelarova secured the point for the Lady Bears with an 8-4 win at number three doubles over Maria Martinez and Magdalena Tokarczyk. The No. 57 team of Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk were upset on court two, 8-6, by Lauren Hommell and Kunigunda Dorn. The Lady Bears got singles wins at the top five positions. No. 24 Zemenova downed Tokarczyk 6-3, 6-0 at number one singles, while No. 28 Ormond topped Avdeeva 6-2, 6-4 on court two. No. 13 Broosova defeated Horvath 6-1, 6-0 at flight three singles, and No. 81 Bielikova bested Dorn 6-2, 6-3 on court four. Chmelarova downed Yuliana Svistun 6-4, 6-3 on court five, while the Jayhawks picked up their lone point on court six as Stephanie Smith defeated Natalie Holmes 6-3, 6-1 at number six singles.

The fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team completed its sweep of the state of Kansas by defeating Kansas State 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday morning the Lady Bears defeated Kansas 6-1. Baylor started off the match by claiming the doubles point with wins at the top two positions. Second-ranked Zuzana Zemenova and Lenka Broosova downed Katerina Kudlackova and Olga Klimova 8-6 on court one to open play. The Wildcats evened doubles play as Viviana Yrureta and Natasha Vieira defeated Jana Bielikova and Zuzana Chmelarova 8-5 at number three doubles. No. 57 Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk clinched the doubles point for Baylor with an 8-5 win over Antea Huljev and Vanessa Cottin on court two. The Lady Bears claimed four singles matches, though Kansas State evened the match at a point apiece as Pauline Guemas downed Natalie Holmes 6-4, 6-1 on court six. No. 81 Bielikova put the Lady Bears in front for good with a 6-3, 6-0 win at number four singles. No. 13 Broosova gave Baylor a 3-1 lead with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kudlackova on court three. No. 24 Zemenova sealed the match for Baylor with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yrureta at number one singles. Chmelarova downed Klimova 6-4, 6-1 on court five before No. 28 Ormond retired to Huljev in the third set.

The fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team earned the doubles point and won three singles matches in straight sets as the Lady Bears defeated third-ranked Notre Dame, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon. The win avenges an earlier loss to Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish handed Baylor its first loss of the season, 4-3, at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Cosmina Ciobanu and Kali Krisik defeated No. 59 Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk, 8-3, on court two to open doubles play. No. 16 Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi upset third-ranked Kelcy Tefft and Kristy Frilling, 8-6, on court one to even the match. On court three, Nina Secerbegovic and Kasia Siwosz downed Shannon Mathews and Colleen Rielley, 8-6, to claim the doubles point. In singles action, Secerbegovic was the first off, claiming a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kristen Rafael on court five. The freshman has now won 12 straight matches and has only dropped three total games in her last three matches. No. 35 Tefft downed No. 44 Ormond, 6-1, 6-1, on court one to put Notre Dame on the board before No. 37 Stanivuk defeated Ciobanu, 6-3, 6-3, on court three. No. 74 Borsanyi rolled over Mathews, 6-1, 6-4, on court five to secure the win for Baylor. No. 43 Broosova defeated No. 36 Frilling in three sets, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4, before Siwosz lost a third-set super tiebreaker, 6-1, 5-7, 10-6, to Krisik.



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