Baylor Women’s Tennis Upsets No. 28 TCU, 4-2 - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor Women’s Tennis Upsets No. 28 TCU, 4-2

FORT WORTH, Texas – For the 11th time in their last 12 series meetings, the 51st-ranked Baylor women's tennis team (10-12, 3-2) took down No. 28 TCU (11-3, 3-1), 4-2, Friday at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Despite losing the opening doubles match, Baylor responded to win the next two contests in doubles to claim the opening point.

Blair Shankle and Theresa Van Zyl were unable to upset 34th-ranked Seda Arantekin and Caroline Wegner at the No. 1 spot and ended up dropping a 6-2 decision.

Kelley Anderson and Elizabeth Profit got the doubles point turned around with their 7-5 triumph over Olaya Garrido-Rivas and Mia King on court three. That decision left the point to be decided at the No. 2 spot where Rhiann Newborn and Karina Traxler were battling Marie Norris and Alexis Pereira.

In a tiebreaker, the BU pairing captured a 7-6(4) win to give the Bears the opening point. It was the first victory for the duo since March 23.

In singles play, five of the six matches went to third sets as the Bears only won two first sets.

Van Zyl was the lone Bear to win in straight sets as she dispatched of Zenovka, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 5 spot to put Baylor up 2-0.

The Horned Frogs roared back to tie the team score 2-2 with Kelley Anderson falling 6-2, 0-6, 6-1 to Arantekin at the No. 3 spot, while Traxler lost to Pereira, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, on court six.

Winning her seventh match in a row, the 76th-ranked Shankle gave the Bears a 3-2 lead with her 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 triumph over Norris at the top of the lineup.

For the clinching point, Newborn beat Wegner, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, on court two.

NOTABLES
• Baylor is now 3-5 on the road this season. 
• BU has won six of its last eight matches.
• The Bears are 3-2 in conference play.

• Baylor has not lost to TCU in Fort Worth since April 5, 1997.

• Baylor is 18-15 all-time against TCU, but has won 11 of the last 12 series meetings. 
• BU is 127-13 in Big 12 matches under Scrivano.

TOP QUOTE #1
“I am p
roud of the ladies' incredible effort today. They competed the right way on every court for the first time this season. This was definitely a breakthrough, and now we need to back it up with that type of effort the rest of the weekend.” - head coach Joey Scrivano on the match

TOP QUOTE #2
"
We're just going to keep fighting, scratching and clawing. That's what we have to do if we want to get into the postseason." - Scrivano on the push for the postseason.

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor will now host a doubleheader against Arkansas Pine Bluff at 10 a.m. and 1p.m. on Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center. BU resumes Big 12 play by welcoming No. 12 Texas Tech to the Hurd Tennis Center for a 3 p.m. match on Sunday.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:30:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:12 AM EDT2018-06-19 10:12:18 GMT
    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>
  • Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:20:17 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:11:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
  • Astros win record 12th straight game

    Astros win record 12th straight game

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:51:20 GMT

    Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Tuesday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

    More >>

    Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Tuesday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly