March 12, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor defeated Virginia, 4-3, in women's tennis action Tuesday night at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.
Baylor claimed the doubles point as No. 25 Ema Burgic and Victoria Kisialeva beat Tomljanovic and Xi 8-4 at No. 1 and Kiah Generette and Megan Horter defeated Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) 8-5 at No. 3. Virginia's Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and Nauta (Galveston, Texas) posted an 8-4 win over Baylor's Alex Clay and Alex Leatu.
Baylor jumped to a 2-0 lead after Horter beat Vierra 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Tomljanovic put Virginia on the scoreboard with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Jordann Sanford at No. 5.
No. 25 Burgic beat No. 13 Elbaba 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 to give the Bears a 3-1 lead. No. 71 Nauta cut the deficit to 3-2 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kisialeva at No. 2.
Alex Leatu clinched the win for the Bears with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Caryssa Peretz (Cherry Hill, N.J.) at No. 6. Xi defeated Generette 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 at No. 4 to close out the scoring.
Virginia returns to action Wednesday at No. 3 Texas A&M. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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