Baylor Women's Tennis Returns Home to Host Doubleheader Wednesday

Posted at 9:23 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 22:23:51-04

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women’s tennis team, ranked No. 66, will host a doubleheader Wednesday at the Hurd Tennis Center. To start off the day, the Bears will take on Prairie View A&M at 10 a.m., followed by a match against No. 36 Northwestern at 5 p.m. 

The Bears are coming off a 4-0 loss to No. 48 UCLA at the BNP Paribas Collegiate Challenge in Indian Wells, Calif. Baylor is 5-11 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

BU is led by the 15th-ranked duo of Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle, who are 9-5 on the season and are currently riding a two-match win streak. Shankle is also 6-2 in singles dual-match play.

Prairie View A&M holds a 4-16 overall record and is 2-1 in conference play. In the Southwestern Athletic Conference Roundup last weekend, the Panthers went 2-1 with a 7-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Against PVAMU, the Bears hold a 5-0 all-time record. In Feb. 2015, Baylor topped the Panthers by a score of 7-0.

Northwestern is ranked No. 36 with a 5-5 record. The Wildcats have won four straight matches after dropping the previous five. Most recently, NU recorded wins over Rutgers and Maryland. The Wildcats boast two ranked singles played in 40th-ranked Maddie Lipp and No. 81 Erin Larner. In doubles, Lipp partners with Alex Chatt to be No. 20 in the country and Larner teams with Alicia Barnett to be ranked 40th.

The all-time series record between Baylor and Northwestern sits at an even 5-5. The Bears have come out with wins in their last two meetings.

Admission to all home regular season matches is free.

Live results and a live video stream will be available at for both of the matches with a live blog available as well during the Northwestern match.

Prior to the Northwestern match, the team will host a session of the Baylor Cub Tennis Program at 4 p.m. Children 11-years-old and under can come to the Hurd Tennis Center to receive free basic tennis instruction

After this weekend’s action, the Bears will host Lamar and Oklahoma at home on April 1 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.

Follow the official Twitter and Instagram accounts of the team: @BaylorWTennis for an inside look with results, photos and stories.