The No. 17 Baylor Women’s Tennis team (7-4) downed No. 65 Rice (6-3), 4-0 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.
The Bears clinched the first doubles match on court 2 with Anita Sahdiieva and Ana Carmen Zamburek’s 6-2 win over Federica Trevisan and Allison Zipoli.
The No. 1 nationally-ranked pair of Mel Krywoj and Alicia Herrero secured the doubles point by defeating Maria Budin and Diae El Jardi, 6-3, at the No. 1 spot.
Alina Shcherbinina—ranked 122nd in the country—bested Anastasia Smirnova, 6-1, 6-2 on court 4 to snag the first singles point.
No. 6 Sahdiieva recorded a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Saara Orav.
Paula Barañano secured the Baylor dual-match win by excelling past Budin, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 5 position.
The Bears will return home for a doubleheader at the Hurd Tennis Center on Sunday. First serve against North Texas is at 11 a.m. (CT) and the challenge against Abilene Christian begins at 5 p.m.