Baylor’s Generette, Shankle Tabbed All-Big 12

Posted at 9:34 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 22:34:23-04

IRVING, Texas - Baylor women's tennis players Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle were named to the All-Big 12 singles and doubles teams as voted on by the conference’s head coaches and announced Thursday.  

Shankle was an All-Big 12 singles first team selection, while Generette made the singles second team. Partnering together, the duo was one of four Big 12 tandem’s recognized on the league’s first team.

The Bears have now had two singles honorees in 11 consecutive years and there has been at least one BU doubles tandem recognized every year since 2004 - 13 straight seasons.

Shankle, a junior, earned her second consecutive All-Big 12 singles nod, while playing at the top of BU’s singles lineup and amassing a 15-6 overall record and a 13-4 mark in dual-match play. She was 6-1 in conference play and 7-2 at the No. 1 spot. Shankle moved into the singles ITA rankings at No. 76 in early April and has remained ranked for the rest of the season currently residing at No. 91.

Generette, a senior, secured her third-straight All-Big 12 singles honor with a 12-16 record in singles and an 11-13 mark in dual-match play. Playing at the top three positions in the lineup, she won five of her final seven singles decisions to close out the year.

In doubles, Generette and Shankle are 16-6 overall and 12-5 in dual-match action. The pairing went 5-1 in Big 12 action and boast a 6-4 record against ranked foes. In the latest ITA rankings, the BU pairing was ranked No. 20.

With different partners, Generette was also a 2014 doubles honoree and Shankle had received the accolade last season.

Earlier this week, both player were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association with regional awards. Generette won the region's Most Improved Player Award given to a senior, while Shankle garnered the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship.

The 40th-ranked Baylor women's team will begin its NCAA Championships run with a first round match against 26th-ranked Wake Forest Friday at noon CT in Athens, Ga.

Once the team competition has wrapped up, Burgic and Shankle will take part in the NCAA Doubles Championships, starting May 25 in Tulsa, Okla.

To stay current on all things Baylor Women's Tennis, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram: @BaylorWTennis.

Women’s All-Big 12 Honors

Coach of the Year: Chris Young (Oklahoma State)*

Player of the Year: Breaunna Addison (Texas)*

Newcomer of the Year: Olaya Garrido-Rivas (TCU)*

Freshman of the Year: Anastasia Rychagova (Kansas)*


First Team


Breaunna Addison, Texas, Sr.

Blair Shankle, Baylor, Jr.

Viktoriya Lushkova, Oklahoma State, Jr.

Anastasia Rychagova, Kansas, Fr.

Neda Koprcina, Texas, Jr.

Katarina Adamovic, Oklahoma State, Jr.

Vladica Babic, Oklahoma State, So.

Lily Miyazaki, Oklahoma, So.


Dani Wagland, So. & Breaunna Addison, Sr. (Texas)

Kiah Generette, Sr. & Blair Shankle, Jr. (Baylor)

Seda Arantekin, Jr. & Caroline Wegner, Jr. (TCU)

Lily Miyazaki, So. & Emma Devine, Sr. (Oklahoma)

Second Team

Singles (team expanded to nine due to tie and number eight spot)

Smith Hinton, Kansas, So.

Seda Arantekin, TCU, Jr.

Kelsey Laurente, Oklahoma State, Sr.

Alex Valenstein, Texas Tech, Fr.

Gabriela Talaba, Texas Tech, So.

Felicity Maltby, Texas Tech, Fr.

Sarah Dvorak, Texas Tech, So.

Kiah Generette, Baylor, Sr.

Liza Buss, Iowa State, Fr.


Katarina Adamovic, Jr. & Vladica Babic, So. (Oklahoma State)

Viktoriya Lushkova, Jr. & Carla Tur Mari, Jr. (Oklahoma State)

Alex Valenstein, Fr. & Gabriela Talaba, So. (Texas Tech)

Maria Alvarez, Sr. & Kelsey Laurente, Sr. (Oklahoma State)