Oct. 31, 2008
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -
Taylor Ormond pulled the biggest upset of the first day, defeating nationally second-ranked Ani Majacika of Clemson 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Friday in Flight One Singles at the 2008 Duals in the Desert at the Moore Tennis Academy.
Ormond, ranked No. 34 in the nation in the ITA Preseason singles rankings, knocks off the highest-ranked opponent of her career. Last season, Ormond defeated third-ranked Melanie Gloria of Fresno State 6-2, 7-6 (4) at the ITA National Indoor Championships.
"TO did a great job of executing her game plan," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "She was able to control the match and play the match on her terms. To beat a player like Ani you must play very high quality tennis on every ball and Taylor did that today. We are very excited to see Taylor's hard work paying off."
In addition, three other Baylor players advanced in singles play. No. 27 Csilla Borsanyi, who was selected to the Main Draw Singles at the ITA National Indoor Championships earlier on Friday, defeated No. 23 Katrina Tsang of North Carolina 7-5, 6-1 at Flight Two. Kasia Siwosz downed Nina Pantic of UCLA 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at Flight Five, and 97th-ranked Jelena Stanivuk defeated Ina Hadziselimovic of Clemson 6-0, 6-2 at Flight Three singles.
At Flight Four, No. 120 Karolina Filipiak lost to No. 34 Lauren Lui of Northwestern 6-4, 6-1 and Zuzana Chmelarova lost to No. 108 Frederica Van Adrichem of Clemson 6-1, 6-3 in Flight Six singles.
In doubles action, Borsanyi and Siwosz defeated Austin Smith and Haley Hemm of North Carolina 8-4, while Ormond and Stanivuk downed Georgia Rose and Maria Mosolova of Northwestern 8-4. Filipiak and Chmelarova fell to Meg Fanjoy and Laura Reichert of North Carolina 8-2.
Baylor returns to action on Saturday with Day Two action at the 2008 Duals in the Desert.