April 17, 2014
WACO, Texas - The14th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will travel to face 20th-ranked Texas in its final regular season matchup at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.
Baylor (20-6, 8-0) recently clinched a share for the Big 12 title after taking down Oklahoma, 6-1, on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center. After securing the doubles point for the 19th-straight match, 45th-ranked Kiah Generette snagged the final point of the match for BU. The Lady Bears will be the outright conference champion with a victory over the Longhorns.
On the singles side, the 48th-ranked Jordaan Sanford, who has won 15 matches in a row, holds an undefeated (8-0) record in conference action and a 21-2 in dual-match play. Listed at No. 81, Ema Burgic has compiled a 10-7 record in dual-match play and 6-2 in conference action. Generette owns an 11-9 record at the top of the lineup with a 4-3 mark in Big 12 play.
Ranked No. 33 Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle are BU's most successful duo, owning a10-3 mark in dual-match play. The 88th-ranked pairing of Shankle and Alex Clay have not lost a match this season, holding an 8-0 mark overall.
Texas (11-10, 6-2) is coming off a 4-3 loss against Oklahoma State. Led by 14th-ranked Breaunna Addison, UT's lineup also features No. 94 Ratnika Batra and No. 119 Elizabeth Begley. Addison holds a 15-4 mark in dual-match play and 7-0 mark in conference action. Batra and Begley have collectively compiled a 25-11 record in dual-match play.
Addison and Pippa Horn also make up Texas's 57th-ranked doubles team, owning a 1-5 record at the No. 1 spot.
The Lady Bears trail 15-34 in the all-time series against the Longhorns. The last time these two teams met, Baylor downed UT, 4-3, on April 19, 2013 at the Hurd Tennis Center.
BU is looking to achieve perfect Big 12 record for the first time since 2010 and the sixth time under head coach Joey Scrivano.
This season's Big 12 regular season crown was the program's 10th and its eighth in the last nine years.
The match will be broadcast on Longhorn Network in tape delay fashion at 10 p.m.
After the match, Baylor will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, for the Big 12 Championships from April 24-27.
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