Baylor 4, Brigham Young
Baylor 4, Brigham Young 1May 14, 2005
PROVO, Utah - With a 4-1 win over host BYU in the second round of the NCAA Tennis Championships, the Baylor women advanced to the round of 16 for just the second time in program history. The match was contested on the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts on a sunny Saturday morning.
The Lady Bears are now 24-5 on the season while BYU ends it season at 22-4. The win raised BU's NCAA Tournament record to 5-7. Baylor will now face the winner of the Florida/Florida International match on Thursday, May 19 at 5 p.m. (CDT) at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. Baylor's only other trip to the round of 16 came in 2001 when the Lady Bears dropped a 4-0 match to Georgia.
Baylor took the hard road to victory on Saturday. After losing the doubles point, the pressure was on to take four singles matches to secure the win. The Lady Bears quickly took three singles matches. Sophomore Carolin Walter was the first off the court for BU with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Anastasia Sourkova. Daniela Covello, a junior, finished not long after Walter with a 6-2, 6-2 domination of Sofia Holden. After spotting BYU's Lauren Jones a 3-0 first-set lead, freshman Zuzana Zemenova rallied to take six straight games to win the first set 6-3, she closed out her match with a 6-3 score in the second set. At court six, Zuzana Krchnakova clinched the win for the Lady Bears by defeating Rebecca Pike 6-4, 6-1. Two matches were suspended when the match was secured. On court two Zuzana Cerna had won the first set 6-2 but lost the second set 7-5 and was trailing 3-0 in the third. Klara Zrustova held a 4-2 lead in the first set on court four but ended up dropping that set 6-4. She rebounded and won the second set 6-1 and was leading in the third 2-0 when play was halted.
In doubles, Baylor lost at both the No. 1 and 3 courts. Sourkova and Jenny Miccoli posted an 8-3 win over 23rd-ranked Cerna and Covello. Olga Boulytcheva and Holden posted an 8-1 win over Carolin Korsawe and Zrustova.
#14 Baylor 4, #21 BYU 1
Order of finish: 3, 1
1. Sourkova/Jenny Miccoli (BYU) def. #23 Covello/Cerna (BU) 8-3
2. Zemenova/Walter (BU) vs. Chang/Jones (BYU) DNF
3. Boulytcheva/Holden (BYU) def. Zrustova/Carolin Korsawe (BU) 8-1
Order oo finish: 3, 4, 1, 6
1. #23 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. Lauren Jones (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Zuzana Cerna (BU) vs. #122 Olga Boulytcheva (BYU) DNF
3. #55 Carolin Walter (BU) def. Anastasia Sourkova (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Daniela Covello (BU) def. Sofia Holden (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Klara Zrustova (BU) vs. Dolly Chang (BYU) DNF
6. Zuzana Krchnakova (BU) def. Rebecca Pike (BYU) 6-4, 6-1
-- Courtesy Baylor