Baylor's Van Zyl Wins Singles Title

Posted at 8:11 PM, Oct 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-08 21:11:24-04

Three Baylor women’s tennis players represented the program on the final day of the H-E-B Invitational at Hurd Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.

Senior Theresa Van Zyl won the main draw singles championship with a three-set, come-from-behind victory over Houston’s Tsveta Dimitrova, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Van Zyl faced fellow Lady Bear sophomore Jessica Hinojosa in the semifinals, where she won in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the final. She also challenged Stevie Kennedy (6-0, 6-2) of TCU, Isabel Iglesias from Kentucky, 6-2, 6-2, and Tyler’s Tamara Arnold, 6-2, 6-3, before playing Hinojosa.

Hinojosa advanced to the semifinals, before falling to Van Zyl in a three-set thriller, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. She previously faced Tyler’s Oceane Garibal, 6-4, 6-3, and Mississippi State’s Magda Adaloglou, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.

Sophomore Angelina Shakhraichuk competed in the consolation back draw and swept Houston’s Sveva Mazzari in convincing fashion, 6-0, 6-0.


? Senior Theresa Van Zyl remains undefeated in singles action to kick off the fall season.


The Lady Bears are back in action at the ITA Texas Regionals in Fort Worth, Texas, from Oct. 13-16.