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No. 15 USC Advances to ITA National Indoors With 4-3 Win Over No. 22 Baylor

Jan 29, 2022

The No.15-ranked USC women's tennis team defeated No. 22 Baylor 4-3 Saturday (Jan. 29) at the Hurd Tennis Center to punch their ticket to the ITA National Indoor Championships.
Baylor captured the doubles point for a 1-0 lead. In the No. 3 match, the Bears duo of Isabella Harvison/Paula Baranano defeated McKenna Koenig and Leyden Games 6-1. Then on court 1, the #4 ranked duo of Mei Krywoj/Alicia Herrero defeated the No. 23-ranked duo of Snow Han and Salma Ewing 6-4. The No. 2 match featuring USC's No. 26-ranked Eryn Cayetano and Grace Piper was suspended with the Trojans leading 5-4.
Down by 1 point entering singles play, it was No. 12 Salma Ewing that got the Trojans on the board after defeating Baylor's No. 97-ranked Alina Shcherbinina 6-3, 6-2 on court two. The Bears still led 2-1.
USC's Snow Han tied things up at 2-2 after beating Isabella Harvison (BU) 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
Eryn Cayetano kept the momentum going, defeating Mel Krywoj (BU) 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to put the Trojans up 3-2.
Baylor struck back as the No. 77-ranked Alicia Herrero beat Trojan freshman Sloane Morra 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 on court four.
The match was clinched at No. 5 singles when USC's Piper claimed a victory in three sets. She beat Baylor's Anita Sahdiieva 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to secure the win for the Women of Troy.
Next up the Trojans will travel south to the University of San Diego for a dual match Saturday (Feb. 5). The match is set for 1 p.m. PT.
#15 USC 4, #22 Baylor 3
Jan. 29, 2022 | Hurd Tennis Center (Waco, Texas)
Doubles Competition
1. #4 Mel Krywoj/Alicia Herrero (BU) def. #23 Snow Han/Salma Ewing (USC) 6-4
2. Alina Shcherbinina/Anita Sahdiieva (BU) vs. #26 Eryn Cayetano/Grace Piper (USC) 4-5, susp.
3. Isabella Harvison/Paula Baranano (BU) def. McKenna Koenig/Leyden Games (USC) 6-1
Baylor wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 3, 1
Singles competition
1. #1 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. Mel Krywoj (BU) 7-5, 6-2
2. #12 Salma Ewing (USC) def. #97 Alina Shcherbinina (BU) 6-3, 6-2
3. #39 Snow Han (USC) def. Isabella Harvison (BU) 6-2, 6-4
4. #77 Alicia Herrero (BU) def. Sloane Morra (USC) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
5. Grace Piper (USC) def. Anita Sahdiieva (BU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Paula Baranano (BU) def. Danielle Wilson (USC) 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish: 2,6,3,1,4,5