April 17, 2012
***SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT***
#12 Baylor (19-6) vs. SMU (1-15)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 5 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Hurd Tennis Center
WACO, Texas - Baylor's 12th-ranked women's tennis team will honor its three seniors on Tuesday night before a 5 p.m. matchup with SMU at the Hurd Tennis Center.
Nina Secerbegovic, Sona Novakova and Diana Nakic will all be honored before the match for their outstanding careers in a Baylor uniform. They lead a Lady Bears squad that is 19-6 on the season, including a 13-2 mark at home.
Novakova and Secerbegovic have been the hottest Baylor players lately, winning 10 and eight matches in a row, respectively. Novakova, who is ranked 45th in the latest ITA rankings, has put together a 10-match win streak and has an 18-2 mark in the No. 3 position for Baylor. She is also 23-3 overall on the season in singles.
Secerbegovic, ranked 24th, has been equally impressive with her eight-match win streak and 22-3 overall record. In dual matches, she has split time at No. 1 (7-1) and No. 2 (14-1), and has posted a 9-3 mark against ranked opponents.
The third senior, Nakic, is the highest-ranked Lady Bear at No. 17. She has posted a team-best 28 overall wins on the season and a team-best 12 wins over ranked opponents while playing primarily in the No. 1 spot in the lineup.
Baylor will face a struggling SMU squad that has posted a 1-15 overall mark on the season. The Mustangs' lone win came over then-40th-ranked Princeton at the end of February.
The Lady Bears have won each of the last 15 meetings between the teams and hold an 18-11 all-time series record against SMU.
Follow a live in-match blog and live scoring at www.BaylorBears.com. For updates throughout the match on Twitter, follow the official team feed, @BaylorWTennis.