Junior Lacey Smyth earned her first win over a ranked player of the season, but Arizona women’s tennis (7-1) fell to No. 19 Texas Tech (6-1), 6-1 on Friday at McLoed Tennis Center.
Smyth defeated No. 115 Kenna Kilgo, 6-3, 6-3, but it was the only Wildcat win of the day.
“This was not a great day for our girls,” Head Coach Vicky Maes said. “We didn’t compete the way we had to, to beat a team like Tech. I felt going in that we matched up well, but we didn’t get off to a good start.”
Freshman Lauren Marker and Austin pushed a third set tiebreaker, but both lost at the No. 4 and 5 spots, respectively.
In doubles play, Smyth and sophomore Shayne Austin battled No. 37 Adams and Kilgo at the No. 1 spot, but fell, 8-4.
“My hope is that we can take this experience and learn from it,” Maes said. “We will have a chance to rebound against Georgia State tomorrow.”
The Wildcats will face Georgia State on Saturday, Feb. 15 at noon in Lubbock.
#19 Texas Tech 6, Arizona 1
Feb 14, 2014 at Lubbock, Texas (McLeod Tennis Center)
1. Lacey Smyth (AZ) def. #115 Kenna Kilgo (TT) 6-3, 6-3
2. Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Kim Stubbe (AZ) 6-4, 6-2
3. #110 Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Akliah James (AZ) 6-0, 6-2
4. Lynn Kiro (TT) def. Lauren Marker (AZ) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
5. Samantha Adams (TT) def. Shayne Austin (AZ) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Sam Czarniak Rego (TT) def. Laura Oldham (AZ) 6-1, 6-1
1. #37 Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TT) def. Lacey Smyth/Shayne Austin (AZ) 8-4
2. Nikki Sanders/Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Lauren Marker/Akliah James (AZ) 8-1
3. Lynn Kiro/Sarah Toti (TT) def. Kim Stubbe/Susan Mc Rann (AZ) 8-5
Records: Arizona 7-1, #19 Texas Tech 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,2,1,6,5,4)