May 15, 2010

Courtesy of Baylor

WACO, Texas - Baylor's top-ranked and top-seeded women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 with its 4-0 win over No. 32 Tulsa on Saturday afternoon at the Baylor Tennis Center.

The Lady Bears were led by its two seniors, Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi, who accounted for three of Baylor's four points. The two teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles and each produced a singles win on the day. Sophomore Nina Secerbegovic also helped account for two points with her doubles and singles wins.

"Csilla (Borsanyi) and Lenka (Broosova) played well. They have the maturity to understand how important it is to take care of business right now and they did a great job," said Baylor head coach Joey Scrivano. "We are doing a lot of really good things, so right now it is just going to be the coaching staff's job to make sure that we are fine-tuned for the next round. We are going to be ready to go."

With the victory, the Lady Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 for the sixth straight year and seventh time overall. Baylor will face the winner of the Texas/Arkansas match on Thursday, May 20 in Athens, Ga. Baylor extended its win streak to 23 matches and raised its season record to 29-2 while Tulsa ends its season with a 22-6 mark.

BU's first doubles victory with an 8-1 win over the 50th-ranked tandem of Alexandra Kichoutkin and JoAnne Karaitiana. The victory gives Broosova 37 doubles wins this season, just one behind former Lady Bear standout Zuzana Zemenova's program-best mark of 38. Secerbegovic and Jelena Stanivuk produced Baylor's second doubles win by downing Anastasia Erofeeva and Ewa Szatkowska, 8-5, at No. 2. The Baylor duo remains perfect at 16-0 on the season, including a 13-0 mark at the No. 2 position. Taylor Ormond and Carla Lindlar were tied with Tulsa's Rebecca Row and Michelle Farley at 7-7 when play was halted.

The fifth-ranked Broosova was again the first off the court for the Lady Bears when she quickly dispatched with the 66th-ranked Kichoutkin, 6-1, 6-1. With the victory Broosova extended her win streak to 10 matches. Secerbegovic, playing at No. 2, was next off the court for the Lady Bears. Her 6-2, 6-0 win over Erofeeva extended her win streak to 10 matches, raised her team-leading season record to 38-4 and moves her into fifth place on BU's single-season singles win list. Playing at No. 4, Borsanyi clinched the final point with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Szatkowska. The victory was Borsanyi's 14th straight singles win.

"We were definitely sharper than yesterday. We did what we needed to do today and probably a little bit more than that. We were business -like," said Scrivano. "Tulsa plays really good doubles. It is not easy to just beat up team right now. Tulsa is a good team."

"I think Baylor showed why they are the No. 1 team in the country. They are very well prepared and obviously I think they are the favorites going into the sweet sixteen. I wish Joey (Scrivano) and Baylor a lot of luck going forward," said Tulsa head coach Dean Orford.