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Baylor Women’s Tennis Moves Past No. 57 Kansas, 5-2

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The 16th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team picked up another Big 12 win after defeating Kansas, 5-2, Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. 

Baylor claimed the doubles point for its sixth consecutive match of the season. The Baylor tandem of Alex Clay and Blair Shankle claimed a dominating 8-0 victory over Anastasija Trubica and Morgan Barnhill on court three. Securing the doubles point for BU, Ema Burgic and Alex Leatu defeated Dylan Windom and Paulina Los, 8-4, on court two. Victoria Kisialeva and Jordaan Sanford's 8-4 win against Maria Jose Cardona and Maria Belen Leuduena wrapped up play.

In singles action, the Lady Bears were able to win four of the six matches. Clay captured the first singles point by taking down Caroline Henderson, 6-2, 6-0, on court five. Sanford pushed the lead to 3-0 as she downed Cardona, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot.

At that point, KU put its first point on the board as Los got past Craft, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 4 spot.

BU clinched the match point on court three where No. 122 Shankle got past Leuduena, 7-5, 6-2.

The Lady Bears closed out the match on court six where Alex Leatu defeated Antonella Galeano, 6-1, 6-1.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Baylor improved to 16-6 overall and 5-0 in Big 12.

·         Leatu only gave up two games against the Jayhawks.

·         Shankle won her 11th straight decision.

·         The Lady Bears lead 20-4 in the all-time series against KU.

 

TOP QUOTE #1

"Kansas played very tough today. They're a program on the rise and Coach Chapman is doing a fantastic job. Our doubles teams were dynamite, which is a word I have never used to describe our doubles before. The team is putting the pieces together and playing with good energy and focus. One of our biggest strengths is our depth. I'm proud of the way the ladies stepped up and stayed on the right track."  – head coach Joey Scrivano on the match against Kansas.

 

TOP QUOTE #2

"We're especially proud of Alex Leatu. She provided a nice boost for us today and is always ready to go. Her enthusiasm and passion is terrific and definitely impacts the way she plays." - Scrivano on Leatu.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The Lady Bears will travel to Manhattan, Kan. to continue Big 12 play against Kansas State at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the K-State Tennis Stadium.

 

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

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