Texas tennis player Bianca Turati. (TEXAS ATHLETICS)


Texas women’s tennis falls in Waco

Posted April 12th, 2017


Baylor won the doubles point and took three singles victories to defeat the Texas women’s tennis team 4-2 in Waco on Wednesday night.

The No. 24 Longhorns got singles wins from Neda Koprcina and Anna Turati, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 15th-ranked Bears.

Blair Shankle, ranked fifth, needed three sets to close out the match, defeating UT freshman No. 36 Bianca Turati 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.


“I definitely give our ladies a ton of credit for making a match of it in the end,” said head coach Howard Joffe. “That aside, we paid dearly for a miserable doubles performance. Clearly I did not have the team ready to play today.”

Baylor took a 2-0 lead after sweeping the doubles point and getting a singles win from Jessica Hinojosa. She defeated Daniella Roldan 6-2, 6-4 at sixth singles.

The Longhorns tried to get back into the match as Anna Turati defeated Angie Shakhraichuk 6-2, 6-1 to make it 2-1 in favor of Baylor.

Theresa Van Zyl put the Bears back up by two wins as she defeated Dani Wagland 7-5, 6-1.

Koprcina utilized a tiebreaker to defeat Elizabeth Profit and keep the Longhorns’ hopes alive. She topped Profit 6-2, 7-6 (4) before Shankle closed out the match.


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