ATHENS, Ga. - The Baylor women's tennis pairing of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle were knocked out of the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with a straight-set loss at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Thursday.
The 35th-ranked BU tandem was unable to upset second-ranked Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia. The Bulldog duo recorded a 6-3, 6-1 victory to advance to the NCAA semifinals.
The loss ends the Lady Bear tandem's season with a 21-6 record and 5-5 mark against ranked foes.
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"We're very proud of Blair and Vic. They played some terrific doubles all season, and we are glad to see them cap it off earn all-American honors." - Head coach Joey Scrivano on Blair Shankle and Victoria Kisialeva
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"I can't say enough about the role our seniors played in our team's success this year. They showed a lot of growth and that rubbed off on our entire team. At the end of the day it's all about your team's individual and collective progress. We made improvements in key areas and the results took care of themselves." - Scrivano on the 2013-14 season
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"We're very excited about next season for many reasons. The biggest thing that stands out is that our returners want to be great. They want Baylor women's tennis to be great and they are not afraid to put in the hard work. You can build something special with that type of mindset." - Scrivano on the next season
Baylor's 2013-14 season is now over both as a team and individually. The final ITA Team and Individual rankings will be released next week.