Baylor women add one

Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced Wednesday the signing of incoming freshman Aya Bara to his 2010-11 recruiting class.

Bara, a native of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, ranked among the best players in her home country. In 2010 , Bara earned a U18 Junior Ontario ranking as high as 12th, while being ranked 22nd among all U18 juniors in Canada. She also earned a No. 19 Women’s Open ranking in Canada.

“We are excited to introduce Aya to the Baylor Nation,” Scrivano said. “It was incredible to find a student-athlete of her ability still available this late in the summer.” I believe she is a diamond in the rough and can contribute a lot to the program as she develops and gains experience. Aya is an extremely gifted young lady on and off the court who fits our programs high standards of academic and athletic achievement.”

Bara was a multiple-time winner in three-star events in Ontario, while also enjoying success at the four- and five-star levels. She was a doubles finalist at the five-star U14 Provincials in 2006, then made the finals at the four-star U18 OTA Masters in 2008 and the Monterrey ITF G5 doubles in 2009.

Bara will join three previous signees, including Georgia State transfer Diana Nakic, Armstrong Atlantic State transfer Sona Novakova and fellow incoming freshman Cristina Danaila.

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