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Bears Set For Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown Wildcard

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Five members of the Baylor women’s tennis team are set to play in the Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown Wildcard event at the Hurd Tennis Center on Sept. 16-18.

Senior Blair Shankle, sophomore Karina Traxler, freshman Jessica Hinojosa, junior Theresa Van Zyl, and sophomore Elizabeth Profit will compete in the 10-player single elimination tournament, which also includes four junior players and senior Sami Budai from Iowa State. 

Play is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Traxler opens tournament action against junior player Julieanne Bou at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Shankle, the No. 54-ranked player in the preseason release of the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Division I women’s tennis rankings, will meet the winner of the Traxler and Bou match in the second round at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Also playing at 10 a.m. on Saturday are Hinjosa, Profit, and Van Zyl.

Quarterfinal rounds will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday, with the final played at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The winner must advance through four rounds of competition in order to be the final player standing, and earn a spot to play in the Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown on Nov. 6-13.

The Baylor Cub tennis program also kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday. Children under the age of 11 can come receive free tennis instruction from Baylor players and staff. Tennis equipment will be provided, but athletic clothing, including tennis shoes, is required.

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