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WT Hosts No. 48 Kansas State, Stephen F. Austin

April 6, 2013


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#42 Baylor (9-13) vs. #48 Kansas State (7-7)
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | Noon CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center

#42 Baylor (9-13) vs. Stephen F. Austin (8-9)
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 5 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center

 

WACO, Texas - Continuing its busy weekend, the 42nd-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will host another doubleheader on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center at noon against Kansas State and a 5 p.m. match against Stephen F. Austin.

Most recently, Baylor (9-13, 3-1) got back in the win column on Friday with a 4-0 sweep against Prairie View A&M and a conference victory against Kansas, 5-2. Tenth-ranked Ema Burgic sits at the top of the lineup for BU with a 16-5 record and an eight-match winning streak. Jordaan Sanford has also won three matches in a row to post a 6-6 dual-match record.

On the doubles side, BU has been able to earn the doubles point three matches in a row for just the second time this season. The squad's 29th-ranked Burgic and Kisialeva continue to be the most successful duo on the squad, with 11-straight wins and a 13-1 mark.

Kansas State (7-7, 1-3) is coming off of a 5-2 loss against TCU on Friday. Its sole ranked singles player, 11th-ranked Petra Niedermayerova, has only dropped one match in Big 12 action and is 12-2 overall in dual match play. Niedermayerova is also part of KSU's most victorious doubles pairing alongside Karla Bonacic at No. 37 in the ITA rankings. The duo holds an 8-5 in dual-match record at the top of the lineup for the Wildcats, and is 3-1 in Big 12 matches.

"Kansas State is ranked right around where we are right now, and they have a lot of talent up and down their lineup," head coach Joey Scrivano said. "Last year we were very fortunate to beat them 4-3 in Manhattan. I felt like we didn't compete that well, so this time around I would like to see us compete harder and make that match very difficult on Kansas State. I want to see a better Baylor team this time around."

Overall, Baylor is up 15-4 in the all-time series. During the last match between these two squads, Baylor won a 4-3 contest on March 25, 2012 in Manhattan, Kansas.

Stephen F. Austin (8-9) enters Sunday's match after losing a 5-2 contest against Southeastern Louisiana. Sophomore Malena Gordo leads the squad with a 9-6 singles record in the top of the lineup for SFA. On the doubles side, Stephen F. Austin's duo of Kateryna Bugayenko and Valeria Terentyeva is its most successful pairing, earning a 5-1 record in the third spot.

"SFA is a team that has played a tough schedule this year," Scrivano said. "I think they're in a similar position as us. They have a good team and their players are experienced. A lot of them were on a conference championship team last year. They're well-coached, so we're not taking them lightly. We're going to have to be ready to play."

Between these two squads, Baylor leads 2-1 in the all-time series. During the last matchup, Baylor won a 5-1 contest on Jan. 25, 2012 at the Hurd Tennis Center.

A live blog, live scoring and live video for the matches can be accessed at BaylorBears.com.

After Sunday's matches, The Lady Bears will continue Big 12 play at Oklahoma at noon on April 13.

Follow @BaylorWTennis on Twitter for updates on the team all season. 


 

 

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