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Sun Devils Take #23 Baylor to the Wire

Jan 23, 2021
Morlet won in straight sets Saturday in No. 20 ASU's loss to No. 23 Baylor.

AUSTIN, Texas - No. 20 Arizona State opened the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Austin, Texas with a 4-2 loss to No. 23 Baylor Saturday morning. The Sun Devils celebrated freshman Giulia Morlet earning her second consecutive sweep, along with a commanding victory in doubles competition. Saturday's match was the first ever meeting between the two programs.
 
"Despite the loss, I thought we played a good match," head coach Sheila McInerney said. "Baylor is a super solid team and makes you play a lot of balls. I thought both teams competed really hard and well. This match will help us down the road as we continue to get matches under our belt."

Doubles:
The doubles point was tightly contested from the beginning. Playing at No. 1, Ilze Hattingh and Lauryn John-Baptiste were swept 6-0, but Tereza Kolarova and Morlet asserted their dominance early on court two, going up 5-1 before ultimately taking the match 6-2 to bring doubles to a 1-1 tie.
 
Marianna Argyrokastriti and Sammi Hampton opened strong at No. 3, going up 4-0 on Audrey Boch-Collins/Angie Shakhraichuk before allowing the Bears to get a point. The pair from Baylor then rallied to bring the set to 4-4. The duos continued to fight neck-and-neck and brought the score to 5-5 before ASU went up 6-5 and ultimately took the doubles point with a 7-5 victory, ASU going up 1-0 in the match.
 
 
Singles:
Morlet was first off the courts, sweeping 2018 Big 12 All-Freshman Team honoree Kristina Sorokolet in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) on court four. Baylor earned its first point of the day after 2019 All-Big 12 Second Team member Livia Kraus went 6-2, 6-2 over Domenika Turkovic, then tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 2 thnks to Linana Herrero.
 
Eyes then turned to No. 1 Hattingh vs. Mel Krywoj, No. 3 Jessica Hinojosa vs John-Baptiste and No. 5 Marianna Argyrokastriti vs. Angie Shakhraichuk. All three matches went to a third set, with Hattingh, John-Baptiste and Argyrokastriti dropping the opening set before rallying in the second. Baylor took a 3-2 lead thanks to Shakhraichuk (6-4, 1-6, 6-3), and the Bears won the day with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory at No. 1, court three went unfinished.
 
Up Next
ASU closes out the weekend tomorrow at 9 a.m. MST against Iowa.
 
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Baylor vs Arizona State
Jan 23, 2021 at Austin, Texas
(Texas Tennis Center)
#23 Baylor 4, #20 Arizona State 2
 
Singles competition
1. Mel Krywoj (BU) def. #37 Hattingh,Ilze (ASU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
2. A. Herrero Linana (BU) def. #115 Hampton,Sammi (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
3. John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) vs. Jessica Hinojosa (BU) 4-6, 7-5, 5-0, unfinished
4. Morlet,Giulia (ASU) def. Kris Sorokolet (BU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Angie Shakhraichuk (BU) def. Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
6. Livia Kraus (BU) def. Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) 6-2, 6-2
 Order of finish: (4,6,2,5,1)
 
Doubles competition
1. Mel Krywoj/A. Herrero Linana (BU) def. #50 Hattingh,Ilze/John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) 6-0
2. Kolarova,Tereza/Morlet,Giulia (ASU) def. Jessica Hinojosa/Livia Kraus (BU) 6-2
3. Argyrokastriti,M/Hampton,Sammi (ASU) def. Audrey Boch-Collins/Angie Shakhraichuk (BU) 7-5
Order of finish: (1,2,3)