Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 5 Baylor in Opening Round of ITA Kickoff Weekend

Hideko Tachibana and the Crimson face Brown on Sunday afternoon (photo courtesy of

WACO, Texas – The women’s tennis team fell to No. 5 Baylor, 4-0, in the opening round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday afternoon.

Baylor claimed the doubles point when the 13th ranked duo of Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi defeated sophomore Holly Cao and junior Samanatha Rosekrans, 8-4, in the No. 1 doubles match. In the No. 3 matchup, sophomore Samantha Gridley and freshman Sophie Chang fell to Taylor Ormond and Karolina Filipiak, 8-4.

On the singles side, Baylor claimed three victories to seal the win. In the No. 3 position, freshman Kristin Norton fell to No. 24 Nina Secerbegovic, 6-0, 7-5. Junior Samantha Rosekrans lost to Taylor Ormond, 6-0, 6-2, in the No. 4 singles. Freshman Alexandra Lehman dropped the No. 6 match to Carla Lundlar, 6-2, 6-3. The No. 1, 2 and 5 matches went unfinished since Baylor clinched the victory.

The Crimson will face Nevada in the consolation round Sunday at 2 p.m.

1. No. 17 Lenka Broosova (Baylor) vs. Holly Cao (Harvard) unfinished
2. Csilla Borsanyi (Baylor) vs, Hideko Tachibana (Harvard) unifinished
3. No. 24 Nina Secerbegovic (Baylor) def. Kristin Norton (Harvard) 6-0, 7-5
4. Taylor Ormond (Baylor) def. Samantha Rosekrans (Harvard) 6-0, 6-2
5. Karolina Filipiak (Baylor) vs. Sophie Chang (Harvard) unifinished
6. Carla Lundlar (Baylor) def. Alexandra Lehman (Harvard) 6-2, 6-3

1. No. 13 Lenka Broosova/Csilla Borsanyi (Baylor) def. Holly Cao/Samantha Rosekrans (Harvard) 8-4
2. Nina Secerbegovic/Carla Lindlar (Baylor) vs. Kristin Norton/Hideko Tachibana (Harvard) unfinished
3. Taylor Ormond/Karolina Filipiak (Baylor) def. Samantha Gridley/Sophie Chang (Harvard) 8-4

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4, 6, 3)