No. 3 seed Oklahoma routs No. 6 seed Baylor WTEN 4-0 in quarterfinals of Big 12 Championships

The Bears have now lost six of their last eight matches as they look ahead to the NCAA Selection Show. Photo courtesy of Baylor Athletics

By Zach Babajanof-Rustrian | Sports Writer

No. 6 seed Baylor women’s tennis fell in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships, as it lost 4-0 to No. 3 seed Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla.

The Bears (17-12) lost control of the match when the Sooners (17-5) earned the doubles point and found singles wins on courts two, three and six. This was the second meeting between the two sides, as Oklahoma secured a 4-0 victory over Baylor last Friday in Waco.

Starting in doubles play, Oklahoma was able to pull out a win on court two by a score of 6-1, and it also won 6-2 on court three. Court one remained undecided, but senior Miska Kadleckova and sophomore Danielle Tuhten trailed 3-5.

In singles action, the Sooners kept their lead by picking up victories on courts three (6-1, 6-1) and six (6-2, 6-0). They needed just one more to clinch the match, and they found it on court two with a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Even though OU picked up the overall win, Baylor managed to hang tough on the other three singles courts.

No. 117 Kadleckova, who finished the year with a 16-5 record in singles play, was in the midst of a comeback against No. 31 sophomore Julia Garcia, as their match ended with a score of 4-6, 1-3 on the top court.

Junior Sierra Berry was in the middle of her third set with Sooners’ freshman Chloe Noel, which finished undecided at 1-6, 6-3 and 1-2. Berry finished the match as the only Bear with a set victory on the day.

Baylor looks to return to the court with a potential NCAA Tournament bid. Seedings and match dates will be announced on April 29, and matches will begin on May 3.