Rain, 75 miles cannot stop Baylor

By Tyler Alley
Sports Editor

Due to the rainy weather in Waco Wednesday, the No. 5 Baylor women’s tennis team was forced to move its home match to the Lion Indoor Tennis Center in Ennis.

The 75-mile difference had no effect on the undefeated Lady Bears as they defeated Stephen F. Austin 5-1. The team moved to 6-0, the fourth-best start in team history.

Head coach Joey Scrivano was quick to give praise to Patrick Sullivan, SFA’s head coach.

“Coach Sullivan is building a great program at SFA, and he has a dangerous team that could definitely do some damage in the NCAA Tournament,” head coach Joey Scrivano said in a press release. “He is an up-and-coming coach that is doing a great job.”

The location and time change forced the match into only six singles and no doubles matches.

Baylor’s top two singles players won their matches in straight sets.

Senior Diana Nakic, No. 14 in the nation, won her match against Tereza Bekerova 6-3, 7-5. Senior Nina Secerbegovic defeated Jithmie Jayawickrema 6-1, 6-4.

“Our top three did a great job of putting us in position to win the match, especially with Nina and Diana setting the table with those first two wins,” Scrivano said.

Senior Sona Novakova defeated Elena Kordolaimi 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, and sophomore Jordaan Sanford defeated Alina Shazhko 6-0, 5-7, 7-5.

Freshman Megan Horter lost her first set 2-6 to Julia Lorca before sweeping the last two sets.

Senior Brittany Ridenour, a volleyball players stepping in due to injury, lost 6-0, 6-0 to Antonio Kolovou.