Baylor Women's Tennis Gets Two Wins Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Posted at 9:49 PM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 22:49:15-04

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women's tennis team (12-12) recorded two 7-0 wins Saturday in a doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-22) at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

The Bears, ranked No. 51 in the nation, defeated the Golden Lions in back-to-back matches that were scheduled to be played at the Hurd Tennis Center, but were forced indoors due to inclement weather.


In doubles, Gabriela Ferreira and Vanessa Phan teamed up for a 6-0 win on court two. The duo of Kiah Generette and Karina Traxler won 6-1 on court one. With a walkover on court three, the Bears swept all three doubles matches.

Baylor also swept all six singles matches, including a walkover on court six. Gabriela Ferriera finished first, recording a 6-0, 6-0 win on court two. Vanessa Phan also won 6-0, 6-0 on court four. Bryce Shankle recorded a 6-1, 6-1 win on court five and Karina Traxler won 6-0, 6-0 on court three. With a 6-1, 6-0 win by Kiah Generette on court one, the Bears completed the 7-0 sweep over the Golden Lions.


Again, the Bears swept doubles with two wins and a walkover. Generette and Traxler teamed up again to win 6-0 on court one, and Ferreira and Bryce Shankle got a 6-0 win on court two.

In singles, Ferreira, Phan, Generette, and Traxler each recorded 6-0, 6-0 victories. Hadley Young finished out the Bears’ triuph with a 6-2, 6-4 win.

• Baylor is now 12-12 on the season and 9-6 at home.
• Baylor now holds a 2-0 record against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the all-time series.

• The Bears have won eight of their last 10 matches.


“The team took care of business today. Our starters played with great focus and our reserve players came through for us. We made another step towards the NCAA tournament.” - head coach Joey Scrivano on the match


“They're a very strong team that is having a tremendous season.  For us to compete with them we will have to bring it at every position. It's definitely a tall order.” - Scrivano on the Texas Tech match tomorrow

Baylor will resume Big 12 play on Sunday against No. 12 Texas Tech at 3 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.