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Women’s Tennis Blanks Iowa State, 7-0

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WACO, Texas – The 14th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team earned a 7-0 victory against Iowa State on Sunday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

To kick off doubles play, the Baylor duo Alex Leatu and Jordaan Sanford posted an 8-1 victory against Iowa State's Lydia Green and Caroline Anderson on court three. Securing the doubles point for the Lady Bears, Ema Burgic and Kiah Generette took down Meghan Cassens and Ana Gasparovic, 8-1, on court two. The tandem is 4-1 in dual-match play and has won their last four decisions in doubles action. Alex Clay and Blair Shankle finished out play with a win against Samantha Budai and Ksenia Proninia, 8-4.

After doubles, the Lady Bears were able to win every singles point. Shankle took control of the first singles point with a straight set against Gasparovic on court four, 6-0, 6-0. Ranked No. 52, Generette took down Ksenia Pronina, 6-0, 6-0 on court one. Burgic's victory over Budai clinched the match for Baylor on court two with a final 6-3, 6-0 score. To close out the match Alex Leatu was able to get past Talisa Merchiers on court six, 6-3, 6-4.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Baylor improved to 12-6 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 play.

·         Shankle and Generette did not give up a single game against the Cyclones.

·         Sanford won her seventh straight decision.

·         The Lady Bears lead 19-0 in the all-time series against Iowa State.

 

STAT OF THE MATCH

13 – the number of wins Shankle (13-1) and Sanford (13-2) have compiled in singles action.

 

TOP QUOTE #1

"We felt like they put their best foot forward. I think we played really well. That's the thing in tennis, it usually doesn't have a lot to do with your opponent. You've got to take care of your own side of the court and we did that today." – head coach Joey Scrivano on the match against ISU.

 

TOP QUOTE #2

"They were rock solid from start to finish. I was happy with their efficiency. They're playing in rhythm and getting back to doing things the right way. Especially in Kiah's case, she's back on track right now and it's really good to see." – Scrivano on Shankle and Generette.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The Lady Bears will be back in action Thursday with a doubleheader against St. Edwards at 10 a.m. and the University of Memphis at 5 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.

 

To stay current on all things Baylor Women's Tennis, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram: @BaylorWTennis

 

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