The Southwest Baptist University women’s tennis team ended their 2013 season after reaching the Elite 8 when they fell to #4 Hawaii Pacific 5-1 on Thursday afternoon.  The Bearcats fell behind early trailing 2-1 after doubles competition, while they picked up their lone doubles win from the team of Fanni Varga and Christina Zentai at #1 doubles. SBU was unable to complete any singles victories before Hawaii Pacific claimed a 5-1 win.

The Bearcats finished their outstanding 2013 season with a 23-2 record, reaching the Elite Eight in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships. The Bearcats won their second straight MIAA regular season championship, and their third straight MIAA postseason championship this season.


1. #40 Fanni Varga (SBU) vs. #12 Ielyzaveta Rybakova (HPU) 6-2, 3-4 unfinished

2. Mehak Singh (SBU) vs. #39 Celina Goetti (HPU) 6-2, 3-6 unfinished

3. Karen Ramirez (HPU) def. Christina Zentai (SBU) 6-2, 6-3

4. Adrienn Kovacs (SBU) vs. Vivian Hansen (HPU) 3-6, 1-2 unfinished

5. Magdalena Smejova (HPU) def. Faiga Schmidt (SBU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Lea Kruse-Utermann (HPU) def. Andjela Panovski (SBU) 6-4, 6-1


1. Varga/Zentai (SBU) def. #22 Hansen/Smejova (HPU) 8-5

2. Kruse-Utermann/Ramirez (HPU) def. Kovacs/Schmidt (SBU) 8-1

3. Goetti/Rybakova (HPU) def. Singh/Panovski (SBU) 8-2