Burgic Falls Short In USTA/ITA Regional Championships Finale
ACO, Texas – Baylor women’s tennis sophomore Ema Burgic came up one win short of winning the singles title at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships, after she was beaten by the event’s No. 1 seed, Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar of Texas A&M, on Tuesday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
“Sanchez-Quintanar is just a great player,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “She just outplayed Ema today. You don’t have a lot of margin for error when you are playing a player of that caliber and Ema wasn’t able to take advantage of the opportunities she had today.”
The seventh-seeded Burgic, who had won five straight matches to reach the tournament’s singles finale, took the country’s fourth-ranked player to a third set, but ended up losing 6-2, 0-6, 6-3.
On the season, Burgic falls to 11-3 and 6-2 against ranked players.
The Lady Bears will next be in action on Nov. 8 with selected players traveling to the USTA/ITA Indoor Championships in New York, while other players will compete at the Jack Kramer Club Invite in Rolling Hills, Calif.
“I have a lot of work to do, because my team is not playing the right way under pressure,” Scrivano said. “Honestly, we are just not good right now overall.”
For completed draws and results, check out: http://texas.tournaments.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=130588.