April 21, 2009
WACO, Texas -
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WOMEN'S TENNIS FACES COLORADO FOR BIG 12 TITLE
The fifth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will face No. 59 Colorado on Wednesday morning at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla. The match, originally scheduled for March 28 at Colorado, was postponed due to snowy conditions in the Boulder, Colo. area. With a win, Baylor can secure the outright Big 12 regular season title, its fifth-straight league championship. Baylor is coming off a sweep of three road matches last weekend. The Lady Bears defeated No. 28 TCU, 4-1, before wins at Oklahoma (5-2) and Oklahoma State (7-0). With their match against Colorado, the Lady Bears finish their busiest stretch of the season, playing six matches in 11 days. Live scoring for the Colorado match can be found at www.SoonerSports.com. A complete post-match recap will be available online at www.BaylorBears.com.
LAST TIME AGAINST COLORADO
The top-seeded Baylor women's tennis team advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championships by downing Colorado, 4-0, on Saturday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center at College Station, Texas. The Bears advance to the championship round for the fourth straight year and fifth all-time. Baylor has won two straight postseason league titles and is 2-2 in championship final matches. The Bears will take on either second-seeded Texas or third-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday at 1 p.m. Baylor's win over Colorado raised its record to 27-2 while the Buffaloes, the tournament's No. 4 seed, falls to 12-11. The victory extended the Bears' win streak to 10 matches. For the second straight day, Lenka Broosova and Zuzana Zemenova were double winners for the Bears. With its win in doubles, Baylor has now won the doubles points in 24 matches this season. Like yesterday, Zemenova and Broosova, ranked No. 5, were the first tandem off the court with an 8-2 win over Camila Belassi and Monica Milewski. Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk, ranked No. 59, sealed win with an 8-6 triumph over Melisa Esposito and Franziska Jendrian. After taking a 5-2 lead, the Colorado tandem won four of the next six games to close the gap but Ormond and Stanivuk then shut Buffs down to claim the victory and the doubles point for the Bears. After exiting the court first in doubles, Broosova duplicated the feat in singles, breezing past Gleisy Torres Torres 6-0, 6-1. The victory extended Broosova's win streak to 13 matches. Zemenova followed quickly with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 over Milewski. At No. 4 singles, Jana Bielikova produced the match's most dramatic victory en route to clinching the contest. She trailed 1-5 in the first set against Veera Nurmi before reeling off victories in six straight games to take the first set. In the second set she again fell behind, trailing 0-2, but posted victories in four the the next five games en route to a 6-4 win.
LAST TIME OUT
The fifth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team swept Oklahoma State on Sunday at the DeBois Tennis Center. With the win, Baylor improves to 10-0 in the Big 12 Conference and clinches at least a share of the league regular season title for the fifth-straight season. With a win on Wednesday against Colorado, Baylor secures the regular season championship outright. No. 64 Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk opened doubles play with an 8-1 win over Iryna Khatsko and Alisa Buslaieva on court two. The Lady Bears earned the doubles point as eighth-ranked Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi downed JoAnne Karaitiana and Galina Semenova, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles. On court three, Baylor's Zuzana Chmelarova and Karolina Filipiak fell to Maryna Tkachenko and Sasha Belova, 8-7. Baylor swept through all six singles matches, winning in straight sets on five courts. No. 31 Broosova opened the scoring with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Khatsko on court two. No. 44 Stanivuk downed Tkachenko, 6-2, 6-3, on court three, while Chmelarova rolled over Semenova, 6-2, 6-4, on court six to clinch the match. No. 64 Borsanyi won a first-set tiebreaker and cruised through the second set to defeat Belova, 7-6 (5), 6-0. No. 46 Ormond downed Karaitiana, 6-4, 6-1, on court one, while Filipiak rallied to defeat Buslaieva in a third-set super tiebreaker, 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.