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Shankle Wins Showdown Wildcard Crown

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Senior Blair Shankle went undefeated, 3-0, in Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown Wildcard action this weekend to take the title and clinch a spot in the Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown on Nov. 6-13.

In the finale match Sunday morning, Shankle defeated Janice Shin in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.

Shankle, the 54th-ranked player in the preseason, never dropped a set, won each match in two sets this weekend, flying to the finals and ultimately earning a spot in Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown on Nov. 6-13.

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“Congratulations to Blair on her win today,” Baylor head women’s tennis coach Joey Scrivano said. “I’m prfoud of the way she competed all weekend and am looking forward to her continued progress this fall. Qualifying for the showdown gives her another opportunity to build on her game while being tested against the top players in the world.”

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Baylor women’s tennis resumes fall action at the Rivera/ITA All-American Championship in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 1-9. Also in that span, the Lady Bears host the Under Armour/HEB Kickoff in Waco on Oct. 7-9.

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