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Big 12 Women's Team Profile: Baylor

Big 12 Women's Team Profile: Baylor
Photo: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports
The Big 12 Tennis Championships are coming up and the teams competing are solid. Take a look at the team profiles and make your guess as to who will win the Big 12 Championships.

2017 Record: 20-5 overall,  7-2 Big 12

Head Coach

Joey Scrivano is in his 15th season at Baylor and was promoted from Head Coach to Director of Women's tennis in 2016. In his time at Baylor, the Lady Bears have been the Big 12 regular season champions 11 times and have won the Big 12 Tournament 8 times. He has also pushed the Lady Bears to 2 final four appearances at the NCAA tournament and 6 quarterfinal appearances. Scrivano also coached Zuzana Zemenova, the first unseeded player to win the NCAA singles title.

Lineup

Singles:
1. #5 Blair Shankle
2. #114 Rhiann Newborn
3. Theresa Van Zyl
4. Angie Shakhraichuk
5. Jessica Hinojosa
6. Karina Traxler

Doubles
1. #34 Blair Shankle/Karina Traxler
2. Angie Shakhraichuk/Jessica Hinojosa
3. Theresa Van Zyl/Rhiann Newborn

Team Notes

The Lady Bears are headed up by the Senior powerhouse, Blair Shankle. Baylor started out the season unranked, but when they did break into the rankings at the end of February, they also broke into the top 10. The Lady Bears are currently on a 7 match winning streak and are seeded #3 in the Big 12 tournament. Baylor will play the #6 seed, Oklahoma, on Friday, April 28.

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