Baylor Match
W, 6-1

Women's Tennis Defeats Baylor to Stay Undefeated, 6-1 1/19/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team closed out a five-match homestand on Sunday, as it defeated Big 12 power Baylor, 6-1, at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores will now head to Durham, N.C. next weekend with a perfect 5-0 record. The loss drops the Bears to 0-1 on the season.

After a difficult match on Saturday against Virginia, head coach Geoff Macdonalds' squad was able to gather itself and play some of its best tennis of the season. Leading the way was senior Sarah Riske, who defeated Vida Mulec in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, and the No. 1 position. Mulec entered the dual-match season ranked No. 45 nationally; however, she was no match for the Commodores only senior.

After looking a little sluggish in the first set, junior Aleke Tsoubanos stepped up her level of play in defeating Anna Moncolova, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. Fellow junior Kelly Schmandt stayed perfect on the season (5-0), as she defeated Stephanie Balzert in three sets, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

Sophomore Audra Falk continued her dominance, as she moved her 2002-03 record to 10-0 with a straight-set victory over Daria Potapova, 6-0, 6-4, at the No. 4 spot. Freshman Ashley Schellhas had no problems at the No. 5 slot, as she breezed by Zuzana Krchnakova, 6-0, 6-1.

The three Vanderbilt doubles teams had no problems in any of its matches. The Commodores surrendered only eight games in the three eight game pro-sets. Vanderbilt is now a perfect 15-0 in doubles matches in 2003.

Vanderbilt returns to action at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 25, against Ivy League foe Pennsylvania, who is ranked No. 51 nationally, at Duke University. The Commodores will then take on No. 4-ranked Duke at 12 p.m. Sunday.


Vanderbilt Baylor Winner Score
Sarah Riske Vida Mulec VU 6-2, 6-2
Aleke Tsoubanos Anna Moncolova VU 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
Kelly Schmandt Stephanie Balzert VU 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Audra Falk Daria Potapova VU 6-0, 6-4
Ashley Schellhas Zuzana Krchnakova VU 6-0, 6-1
Kori Scott Barbora Blahutiakova BU 7-5, 6-0


Vanderbilt Baylor Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Mulec/Moncolova VU 8-2
Falk/Schmandt Balzert/Potapova VU 8-2
Scott/Schellhas Krchnakova/Blahutiakova VU 8-3





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