WACO, Texas – The 45th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team (16-13, 5-3) wrapped up its 2016 home slate with a 4-0 shutout of West Virginia (6-12, 0-7) Sunday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
With weather forcing the match indoors, the Bears wasted little time in capturing the doubles point.
Kelley Anderson and Elizabeth Profit downed Carolina Lewis and Yvon Martinez, 6-0, at the No. 3 spot and then the 10th-ranked duo of Blair Shankle and Kiah Generette took care of Kaja Mrgole and Habiba Shaker, 6-0, on the top of the lineup to give the opening point to the Bears.
In singles action, Anderson won 6-2, 6-1 over Mrgole at the No. 5 spot to give BU a 2-0 lead.
Next, Profit downed Yvon Martinez, 6-1, 6-3, at the bottom of the lineup to put the Bears on the brink of victory.
After being recognized prior to the match as the lone senior for 2016, Generette clinched the match for Baylor with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Paula Goetz at the No. 2 position.
• BU now holds a 4-0 advantage against the Mountaineers in the all-time series.
• The victory is the fourth shutout of the year for Baylor.
• Baylor finishes the season with a 13-7 record at home this season.
• Baylor is now 15-4 when winning the doubles point.
TOP QUOTE #1
“Every match in the match Big 12 presents a different challenge. West Virginia pushed us to the brink last season, so you can’t take anyone lightly. I am just proud our girls’ focus. Our team did a great job of playing with energy and keeping things simple. Kiah has been great for our program. She has had an unbelievable career. It says a lot about her that she has been so consistent and durable." - head coach Joey Scrivano on the match and senior Kiah Generette
TOP QUOTE #2
"I was playing like it was an extension of practice and enjoying every minute of it. It was my last home match, so I was just having fun. I am definitely going to miss Baylor and the college tennis atmosphere. I am so grateful for the opportunity to play here." - Kiah Generette on her senior day
Baylor will play its regular season finale at 1 p.m. Saturday at No. 25 Texas.