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Baylor Duo Advances in Consolation Doubles

Baylor’s doubles duo of senior Blair Shankle and sophomore Elizabeth Profit upset the No. 3 seed Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr in second round consolation play of the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championship Saturday.

The Bears opened with a 6-4 win in the first set and earned the victory over Cal’s duo with a 6-3 effort in the second. Shankle and Profit move to 7-1 this fall and 2-1 in USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championship action following the victory.

Shankle and Profit advance to face Kate Fahey and Alex Najarian of Michigan in the second round consolation doubles final on Sunday. First serve is slated for 9 a.m. (CT).

Links to UTSA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championship live scoring and the live stream are available on the women's tennis schedule page at

“They’re really starting to roll as the tournament has gone along. They’ve had some slow starts in each of the last two matches, but once they’ve gotten their energy up and gotten on the same page mentally, the physical part has really shown up. Both them have played to their potential once they’ve found the energy that gets each other going. They’ve played well on pressure points because they’ve had each other’s backs.” – Assistant coach Chris Frusci

“Beating the No. 2 seed and No. 3 seed teams in this tournament are great accomplishments for the program. We hope to take that momentum into the final Sunday and on throughout the year.” – Assistant coach Chris Frusci

Senior Blair Shankle and sophomore Elizabeth Profit wrap USTA/ITA Intercollegiate National Championship play in the second round consolation final at 9 a.m. (CT) on Sunday.

Baylor also hosts the Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown, which runs from Sunday, Nov. 6 to Sunday, Nov. 13, at Hurd Tennis Center. Singles qualifying draws begin at 10 a.m. Sunday and runs throughout the day. Four Bears, Jessica Hinojosa, junior Theresa Van Zyl and senior Rhiann Newborn, will be featured in singles qualifying rounds. In the event of rain, action will move inside to Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

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