Shankle and Profit Advance to ITA Regional Finals - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Shankle and Profit Advance to ITA Regional Finals

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor women’s tennis advanced two players to the final day of competition at the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle after a successful 2-0 day Sunday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Senior Blair Shankle and sophomore Elizabeth Profit opened doubles play with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over North Texas’ Maria Kononova and Tamuna Kutubidze, the tournament’s No. 8 seed. The win was the tournament No. 5 seed duo’s fourth-straight win and advances them to the doubles championship final.

“Liz and Blair really came to play today,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “I’m proud of them and the entire team this week. We’re making progress.”

Shankle, the No. 2 seed in the singles bracket, also secured a spot in the championship final after she made quick work of sixth-seeded Rachel Pierson of Texas A&M, winning 6-2, 6-3 for her fifth-straight singles win at the event.

“Blair is an amazing competitor and to compete at the highest level of anything you need that,” Scrivano said. “She’s tough and is always looking for a way to win.”

The winners of both the singles and doubles final will clinch a spot at the ITA National Intercollegiate Championships in New York City on Nov. 3-6.

TOP QUOTES:

“I thought in doubles Liz and I came back really well today. We had a rocky start yesterday, but she played really well and picked it up, and we played well as a team today. We had good energy, and we’re really figuring out kind of where everyone is going on the court and figuring out how each other plays. In singles, it was a tough match, Rachel is a great player, but I played well and executed when I needed to and definitely did the game plan like I was supposed to.” - Senior Blair Shankle

WHAT’S NEXT

In the final day of the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle, fifth-seeded Blair Shankle and Elizabeth Profit face Texas Tech’s Sarah Dvorak and Sabrina Federici, the tournament’s No. 7 seed, Monday at 9 a.m. (CT) at the Hurd Tennis Center.

One hour following the conclusion of doubles play, No. 2 seed Blair Shankle will face No. 9 seed Neda Koprcina of Texas in the singles championship final.

  • SportsMore>>

  • UMHB Receiving Votes in Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Top 25 Poll

    UMHB Receiving Votes in Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Top 25 Poll

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:48 PM EST2018-01-23 23:48:51 GMT
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team is again receiving votes in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Top 25 Poll. This is the second consecutive poll in which the Cru has received votes, another first in program history. The Cru women received votes totaling two points as the only American Southwest Conference program mentioned in this week’s ranking. Amherst College was a unanimous #1 pick with eight first-place ...More >>
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team is again receiving votes in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Top 25 Poll. This is the second consecutive poll in which the Cru has received votes, another first in program history. The Cru women received votes totaling two points as the only American Southwest Conference program mentioned in this week’s ranking. Amherst College was a unanimous #1 pick with eight first-place ...More >>
  • Baylor Women's Tennis Opens with Home Doubleheader

    Baylor Women's Tennis Opens with Home Doubleheader

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-01-23 23:47:03 GMT
    The 20th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team kicks off its spring competition slate with a doubleheader at home on Friday, Jan. 26. The Lady Bears meet Western Michigan at 11 a.m. (CT), followed by New Mexico at 6 p.m. inside the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. “The players are chomping at the bit to compete against somebody other than their teammates,” 16th-year head coach Joey Scrivano said. “We have a really young team, so they don’t see the value in work...More >>
    The 20th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team kicks off its spring competition slate with a doubleheader at home on Friday, Jan. 26. The Lady Bears meet Western Michigan at 11 a.m. (CT), followed by New Mexico at 6 p.m. inside the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. “The players are chomping at the bit to compete against somebody other than their teammates,” 16th-year head coach Joey Scrivano said. “We have a really young team, so they don’t see the value in work...More >>
  • McLennan Basketball slides slightly in NJCAA rankings

    McLennan Basketball slides slightly in NJCAA rankings

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-23 23:45:09 GMT
    McLennan Basketball slides slightly in NJCAA rankings The McLennan Community College men’s basketball team is back to 14th in the latest NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings despite its near perfect record (19-1, 2-0). The Highlanders defeated Southwestern Christian Saturday in their only contest of the week following a midweek bye, due to the number of teams competing in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC). The top 11 teams remained the sam...More >>
    McLennan Basketball slides slightly in NJCAA rankings The McLennan Community College men’s basketball team is back to 14th in the latest NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings despite its near perfect record (19-1, 2-0). The Highlanders defeated Southwestern Christian Saturday in their only contest of the week following a midweek bye, due to the number of teams competing in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC). The top 11 teams remained the sam...More >>
Powered by Frankly