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FORT WORTH, Texas – Lyubov Kostenko and Brooke Thompson picked up a first-round victory out of 10e SMU’s top-seeded pair to lead Baylor’s women’s tennis on day one of the ITA Texas Regionals, hosted by TCU Thursday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Kostenko — a native of Ukraine — and Thompson highlighted the Bears’ opening day, knocking out No. 10-seeded SMU’s Lana Mavor and Drew Morris 8-5.

A sophomore from Oklahoma City, Okla., Thompson advanced to the Round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lamar’s Megan Do to open Baylor’s singles competition. She then fell to Gabriel Cortes of Houston, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (3).

Two fold, Paula Baranano and Daniella Dimitrov advanced to the second round with a bye and will face Abilene Christian’s Masha Vrsalovic and Andrea Guerrero at 3 p.m.

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Thursday results
Simple
Brooke Thompson def. Lamar’s Megan Do, 6-2, 6-2
Houston’s Gabriel Cortes defeats. Thompson, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (3)
Double
Lyubov Kostenko and Brooke Thompson def. SMU’s Lana Mavor and Drew Morris, 8-5.

Friday schedule
Simple
Brooke Thompson vs. Grace Thomas (Texas) – TBD
Double
Paula Baranano and Daniella Dimitrov vs. Masha Vrsalovic and Andrea Guerrero of Abilene Christian – 3 p.m.

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