TCU women’s tennis takes down Baylor

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    The TCU women’s tennis team continues to be undefeated in Big 12 play Wednesday evening with a 4-2 win over Baylor at the Bears’ Hurd Tennis Center.

    The No. 42-ranked Horned Frogs improved to 13-2 for the season and 3-0 in Big 12 action. The No. 34 Bears slipped to 7-12 and 1-2. 

    TCU won for the first time in the last eight tries against its former Southwest Conference foe.

    TCU took an early lead by winning the point in doubles. 

    “Our doubles were great,” TCU coach Dave Borellis said. “I like to tinker with the doubles lineups during the year to make sure we have the right combinations at the end when it really matters. I had a hunch that the ones we went with today would be the best ones."

    TCUs' Federica Denti and Kelsey Sundaram were first to win for the Frogs beating Alex Clay and Jordaan Sanford, 8-4.

    With Baylor having already claimed a win with its No. 29-ranked duo at No. 1 singles, Gabi Barbosa and Monika Sirilova clinched the point and 1-0 lead for TCU with their 9-7 win over Alex Leatu and Kiah Generette on the third doubles court.

    Baylor briefly took a 2-1 lead with wins at Nos. 1 and 4 singles. The win at No. 1 came from the Bears’ 10th-ranked Ema Burgic. 

    Sirilova ensured the lead was short lived, tying the match at two with her 6-2, 6-2 dismissal of Maria Biryukova at No. 6 singles.

    No. 71-ranked Stefanie Tan snatched the lead back for good for TCU, dropping the 120th-ranked Victoria Kisialeva, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. The sophomore from Singapore improved to 10-4 this spring and tallied her third win over a ranked opponent.

    Simona Parajova clinched TCU’s 4-2 win at No. 3 singles when she took care of Sanford, 6-1, 6-3. The Zvolen, Slovakia, native is 11-4 this spring and 3-0 in Big 12 play. 

    The remaining match at No. 5 singles was stopped with Denti leading 6-3, 5-2.

    The Frogs return to action April 3 when they travel to SMU for a 2 p.m. matchup. The match will close a six-match road trip.