Rainy days and Baylor gets Lady Razorbacks down

WACO, Texas — Aurelija Miseviciute scored a straight-set upset of 13th-ranked Zuzana Zemenova, but weather and the 15th-ranked Baylor Bears ruled the day as the Arkansas women’s tennis team fell, 5-1, to begin their Texas road trip. Arkansas, 4-6, heads north to Dallas to face Southern Methodist on Sunday afternoon, but the forecast may change the Lady Razorbacks’ plans. The Baylor match was moved up two hours, and the standard format reversed, as the skies over Waco threatened rain in the afternoon. Without the chance to play the doubles point first, Arkansas hit the courts in singles. Miseviciute came into her match with Zemenova ranked 38th in the recent ITA poll, and blitzed the highly ranked Bear in the first set for a 6-0 shutout. With Zemenova on her heels, Miseviciute continue to break her way to a 6-3 second and the upset. Unfortunately for Coach Michael Hegarty’s Lady’Backs, Miseviciute’s dominating win on the number one court was the only fast start at Baylor. Arkansas was unlucky in the middle of the lineup. In spite of a second-set rally to force the break by Vlatka Jovanovic, No. 94 Daniela Covello held off the Lady’Backs on court three, 6-1, 7-6. Mayori Franco took early command of both sets at number four only to see Klara Zrustova rally to a 6-4, 6-2, win. The rains delayed Arkansas’ other chance for a win as Karina Ledaja took the first set, 6-0, and barely lost the second, 7-6, to Iva Mihaylova on the fifth court. After a brief dealy, Mihaylova came back to win the tiebreaker, 10-5. Ela Kaluder took a straight-set defeat at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0, to 14th-ranked Zuzana Cerna. Melissa Cornett lost at six, 6-2, 6-3, to Zusana Krchnakova.
Scoring courtesy of www.baylorbears.comNo. 15 Baylor 5No. 62 Arkansas 1March 18, 2006 – 11:00 a.m.Baylor Tennis CenterWaco, TexasNote: Singles matches played first at 11 a.m. due to possible bad weather in the afternoon.SinglesOrder of Finish: 2, 1, 6, 3, 4*, 51. #38 Aurelija Miseviciute (UA) def. #13 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) 6-0, 6-32. #14 Zuzana Cerna (BU) def. #45 Ela Kaluder (UA) 6-0, 6-03. #94 Daniela Covello (BU) def. Vlatka Jovanovic(UA) 6-1, 7-6(2)4. Klara Zrustova(BU) def. Maryori Franco(UA) 6-4, 6-25. Iva Mihaylova (BU) def. Karina Ledaja (UA) 0-6, 7-6, 10-56. Zuzana Krchnakova (BU) def. Melissa Cornett (UA) 6-2, 6-3DoublesOrder of Finish: Did not play.1. Covello/Zemenova(BU) vs. Kaluder/Miseviciute(UA)2. #24 Cerna/Zrustova (BU) vs. Ledaja/Franco(UA)3. Mihaylova/Krchnakova (BU) vs. Cornett/Audrey Bordeleau(UA)