The Kentucky women’s tennis team (4-2) bounced back from Thursday’s loss to earn its first ranked win of the season after taking down No. 16 Baylor (2-2), 4-1, on Sunday inside the Boone Tennis Complex.
In doubles, Kentucky earned the doubles point after falling behind early. Dominika Sujova/Angie Shakhraichuk won 6-3 over Lesedi Jacobs/Brianna Tulloch on court two to start doubles play. The duo of Mami Adachi/Emily Fanning beat Kris Sorokolet/Jessica Hinojosa, 6-3 to even the fight for the first point of the match. The Wildcats completed the comeback when Justina Mikulskyte/Diana Tkachenko defeated Camilla Abbate/Giorgia Testa, 6-4.
Kentucky kept the momentum of doubles going when Emily Fanning beat Kris Sorokolet, 6-2, 6-1, on court two to begin singles play. Fanning is now 3-1 in singles play on the No. 2 court. Justina Mikulskyte put the Wildcats up 3-1 when she earned a ranked win No. 98 Theresa Van Zyl in straight sets. The victory was Mikulskyte’s first ranked win of the dual meet season.
Baylor punched back for its only win of the day when Camilla Abbate defeated Diana Tkachenko, 6-4, 6-3. Mami Adachi clinched the 4-1 win for the Wildcats when she breezed by Angie Shakhraichuk, 6-4, 7-5. Adachi is now 4-1 in the dual season.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Feb. 17 when the Wildcats head to New York City to take on Columbia. First serve is set for noon.
Tennis Match Results
Baylor Women's Tennis vs Kentucky
Feb 04, 2018 at Lexington, Ky.
(Boone Tennis Center)
Kentucky 4, #16 Baylor 1
Singles competition (Order of Finish: 2-1-4-3)
1. Justina Mikulskyte (UK) def. #98 Theresa Van Zyl (BU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Emily Fanning (UK) def. Kris Sorokolet (BU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Mami Adachi (UK) def. Angie Shakhraichuk (BU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Camilla Abbate (BU) def. Diana Tkachenko (UK) 6-4, 6-3
5. Lesedi Jacobs (UK) vs. Jessica Hinojosa (BU) 1-1, unfinished
6. #117 Giorgia Testa (BU) vs. Brianna Tulloch (UK) no result
Doubles competition (Order of Finish: 2-1-3)
1. Mami Adachi/Emily Fanning (UK) def. Kris Sorokolet/Jessica Hinojosa (BU) 6-3
2. Dominika Sujova/Angie Shakhraichuk (BU) def. Lesedi Jacobs/Brianna Tulloch (UK) 6-3
3. Justina Mikulskyte/Diana Tkachenko (UK) def. Camilla Abbate/Giorgia Testa (BU) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,1,4,3)
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