Baylor Press Release
By: Jil Price
WACO, Texas – Baylor women’s tennis earned a pair of victories at Hurd Tennis Center on Sunday to complete a 4-0 weekend. The 25th-ranked Bears bested Iowa State, 6-1, and finished the doubleheader with a sweep, 4-0, of UT-Arlington to record their fifth-straight win.
No. 25 Baylor 6, Iowa State 1
After dropping the doubles point to the Cyclones, Baylor went to work in singles action to record a strong team victory.
Freshman Giorgia Testa evened the match with a win on court six against Karen Alvarez, 6-2, 6-0, and sophomore Camilla Abbate followed on court two with a win over Regina Espindola, 6-2, 6-2.
Freshman Kristina Sorokolet extended the lead for the Bears, 3-1, with another two-set victory on court four, 6-4, 6-0, against Margarita Timakova. Sophomore Dominika Sujova clinched the team result with another two-set victory on court five, 7-5, 6-1, against Annabella Bonadonna.
Electing to play it out, senior Theresa Van Zyl and sophomore Jessica Hinojosa earned results on courts one, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, and three, 5-7, 6-4 (10-6), respectively, to close the match.
No. 25 Baylor 4, UT-Arlington 0
The Bears continued their success in the second match of the day to secure the sweep on Theresa Van Zyl’s Senior Night.
Sophomore Angelina Shakhraichuk and freshman Dominika Sujova earned a 6-1 win on court two to open doubles play, and Van Zyl and sophomore Jessica Hinojosa keyed the point with a 6-2 victory on court three.
In singles action, Baylor went up 2-0 after an injury ended Van Zyl’s match early, 5-3, on court one.
Shakhraichuk earned the third point for the Bears with a two-set win over Almudena Boza, 6-1, 6-2, on court four. Fellow sophomore Camilla Abbate clinched the match for Baylor with a win in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, on court two.