The Baylor Women’s and Men’s Tennis teams secured victories on Day One of the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Austin and Waco, respectively.
WT vs. LMU
The Women’s Tennis team (5-0) notched a 4-1 victory over Loyola Marymount (0-4) in the ITA Kickoff first round at the Texas Tennis Center.
Daniella Dimitrov and Paula Barañano defeated Sofia Munera and Isabella Tcherkes-Za, 6-2 at the No. 1 doubles spot and Court 3’s Danielle Tuhten and Isabella Harvison clinched the doubles point over Eva Marie Voracek and Kim-Michaela Zahraj, 6-1.
Tuhten toppled Zahraj, 6-3, 6-0 on Court 6 for the first singles point.
LMU’s Anna Paradisi notched the Lions’ lone point of the match on a 6-2, 6-3 beating of Dimitrov at the No. 5 position.
Barañano bested Tcherkes-Za in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Court 4, and Anita Sahdiieva secured the win by finishing 7-6(7-5), 6-1 against Munera on Court 3.
The Bears continue ITA Kickoff weekend participation by facing No. 1 Texas tomorrow at 2 p.m. (CT).
No. 12 MT vs. ASU
12th-ranked Men’s Tennis (4-1) bounced back from their previous loss and downed Arizona State (2-4), 4-2 at Hurd Tennis Center.
The 59th nationally-ranked duo of Tadeas Paroulek and Zsombor Velcz outmatched Jacob Bullard and Ron Ginat, 6-3 on Court 2 and Luckily Koenig and Ethan Muza bested Nicola Cigna and Constantinos Koshis, 6-1 at the No. 3 slot to notch the doubles point.
On Court 3 singles, Marko Miladinovic toppled Bullard, 6-2, 6-2 for the first singles point.
ASU’s Murphy Cassone defeated 23rd-ranked Finn Bass, 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot.
At the No. 6 position, Muza beat Cigna, 7-5, 6-1.
Ginat earned a 7-6(8-6), 6-4 win over 115th-ranked Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi on Court 4, but Paroulek sealed the match for the Bears in his three-set victory over Max McKennon, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
The Bears will challenge No. 9 Florida State tomorrow at 2 p.m. (CT).