Tennis Struggles Against No. 14 Bears


By Jonathan Hevron for WVUsports.com
March 21, 2014 08:58 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University tennis team fell on the road to No. 14 Baylor, 7-0, earlier today.
 
The Mountaineers (3-11, 0-3 Big 12) found themselves in a hole early after surrendering the doubles point. The duo of sophomores Vivian Tsui and Irinka Toidze fell to Alex Clay and Makenzie Craft, 8-3. At No. 2 doubles, sophomore Hailey Barrett and junior Ikttesh Chahal stumbled against Alec Leatu and Jordaan Sanford, 8-4. The freshmen tandem of Oana Manole and Kaja Mrgole closed out the session with an 8-4 loss.
 
In singles, Manole dropped her second straight match in conference play, losing to No. 122 Sanford, 6-0, 6-0. Mrgole ran into the No. 68-ranked Ema Burgic, falling in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Barrett matched up against No. 52 Kiah Generette, but could not snap her two-match losing streak, going down in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
 
The Mountaineers travel to Austin, Texas, to take on the No. 21-ranked Texas Longhorns on Sunday, March 23. The match is set to begin at noon EST.
 
Match-by-Match
Doubles
No. 1: Ema Burgic/Kiah Generette (BU) def. Oana Manole/Kaja Mrgole (WVU) 8-4
No. 2: Alex Leatu/Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Hailey Barrett/Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) 8-4
No. 3: Alex Clay/Makenzie Craft (BU) def. Vivian Tsui/Irinka Toidze (WVU) 8-3
 
Singles
No. 1: No. 52 Kiah Generette (BU) def. Hailey Barrett (WVU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: No. 68 Ema Burgic (BU) def. Kaja Mrgole (WVU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3: No. 122 Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Oana Manole (WVU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Alex Clay (BU) def. Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5: Alex Leatu (BU) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6: Makenzie Craft (BU) def. Irinka Toidze (WVU) 6-0, 6-3
 
WVU: 0 , No. 14 Baylor: 7



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