No. 38 Women's Tennis Falls to No. 16 Baylor, 6-1
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March 27, 2014

M. Morga

WACO, Texas - The No. 38 University of Memphis women's tennis team (11-7) came up short to No. 16 Baylor (13-6) on Thursday night with a 6-1 defeat to the Bears at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Baylor grabbed the 1-0 lead with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The Bears took an advantage as the duo of Blair Shankle and Alex Clay defeated Stefanie Mikesz and Anki Wind, 8-2, at No. 2 before Kiah Generette and Ema Burgic won 8-4 over Alyssa Hibberd and Skylar Kuykendall at No. 3 to take the 1-0 lead.

Baylor extended its lead as No. 74 Burgic was victorious over Kuykendall, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 to give the Bears a 2-0 advantage. No. 48 Jordaan Sanford followed with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Caroline Wegner at No. 3 for a 3-0 score before No. 34 Generette won 6-3, 6-0 over Mikesz at No. 2 to clinch the match for Baylor.

No. 103 Shankle extended Baylor's lead with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 over Wind, while Clay defeated Hibberd, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 6 to push it to 6-0.

Marta Morga finished the match by recording her 11th-straight win with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at No. 5 over Makenzie Craft. With the win, Morga improved to 11-0 in dual play and 21-5 on the season.

Memphis travels to Denton on Saturday to take on No. 55 North Texas in an 11 a.m. (CT) match at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

#16 Baylor 6, #38 Memphis 1

Singles
1. No. 74 Ema Burgic (BU) def. Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) 6-1, 6-0
2. No. 34 Kiah Generette (BU) def. Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) 6-3, 6-0
3. No. 48 Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Caroline Wegner (MEM) 6-1, 6-2
4. No. 103 Blair Shankle (BU) def. Anki Wind (MEM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Marta Morga (MEM) def. Makenzie Craft (BU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Alex Clay (BU) def. Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) 7-5, 6-1

Doubles
1. Victoria Kisialeva/Jordaan Sanford (BU) vs. Marta Morga/Liza Tymchenko (MEM) 7-3, unfinished
2. Blair Shankle/Alex Clay (BU) def. Stefanie Mikesz/Anki Wind (MEM) 8-2
3. Kiah Generette/Ema Burgic (BU) def. Alyssa Hibberd/Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) 8-4

Match Notes:
Memphis 11-7; National ranking #38
Baylor 13-6; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,6,5)


 

 

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