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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."

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.
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)