Women’s Tennis Opens Under Armour/H-E-B Kickoff - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Women’s Tennis Opens Under Armour/H-E-B Kickoff

Baylor women’s tennis players Elizabeth Profit and Theresa Van Zyl advanced to the singles quarterfinals after the first day of matches at the Under Armour/H-E-B Kickoff Friday.

Following a bye in the first round of singles action at the Hurd Tennis Center, Van Zyl won 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 over Wisconsin’s Michelle Linden in the round of 16

Profit, also had a first round bye, but then went on to win in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 against Madalina Grigoriu of Louisiana-Monroe to advance to the quarterfinals.

Baylor’s two other singles participants were both knocked out of the draw on the opening day.

After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker, Karina Traxler won the next set, but ultimately fell to Tarani Kamoe of Georgia State, 7-6, 1-6, 6-0, in her first round match.  In the consolation bracket, Traxler picked up a straight-set victory over Sydney Rider of Wisconsin, 7-5, 6-0.

Receiving a bye in the first round, Jessica Hinojosa jumped out to an early lead in her second-round contest winning the first set 6-4, before dropping the final two sets, 6-2, 6-2 to Mississippi State’s Sara Lizariturry.

In doubles, both of Baylor’s doubles tandems Profit/Van Zyl and Hinojosa/Traxler received first round byes and will start action Saturday morning.

“The ladies have made steady progress since the wildcard event last month. I don't want to overreact to the small sample size, but I feel like we have added a level. The key is for us to do it over and over and over.” - head coach Joey Scrivano

Action will resume at 9 a.m. CT Saturday morning at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Van Zyl will face Louisiana Monroe’s Tiffany Mylonas in the singles quarterfinals, while Profit will compete against Georgia Southern’s Kristin Rehse.

Traxler will face Nancy Karaky from Troy Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals

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