Baylor Women's Tennis Prevails at West Virginia

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-02 17:08:21-04

The No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis team (15-5) downed West Virginia (4-11), 4-0, in on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Bears, who have won five of their last six dual matches, are now 3-2 in Big 12 Conference play.

The Lady Bears notched the doubles point with a victory by senior Rhiann Newborn and freshman Jessica Hinojosa over Sofia Duran and Abigail Rosiello, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot. At the No. 1 position, senior Blair Shankle and sophomore Karina Traxler teamed up to defeat Kaja Mrgole and Christina Jordan, 6-3, to clinch the point.

Sophomore Elizabeth Profit triumphed over Kaja Mrgole, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1 singles to snag Baylor’s second point. Hinojosa followed with a win over Sofia Duran, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 5 spot.

Traxler clinched the match after succeeding over Abigail Rosiello, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 singles. It is her first time securing the match for Baylor this season.


? Baylor has won five of its last six dual matches.

? The Lady Bears lead the all-time series against the Mountaineers, 5-0.

? With the win over West Virginia, Baylor moves to 3-2 in Big 12 play.

? The Lady Bears are undefeated at home, 9-0, and 5-5 on the road.


“We are learning and growing individually and collectively a team. Today the ladies focused on doing their job and not getting distracted with the outcome. Our doubles is moving in the right direction but more importantly we are improving on the foundation of our team.” - Head coach Joey Scrivano

“We are very excited to be playing at home for the next few weeks. Closing the regular season with five dual matches on our home court in front of our fans is going to be beneficial for us.” - Head coach Joey Scrivano


The Lady Bears return to Waco where they will play their final five dual matches of the regular season, beginning with SMU on Friday, April 7. First serve is set for 4 p.m. (CT).