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Recap Texas Tech
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/01/2008
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TUCSON, Ariz . ?C The Arizona womenˇ?s tennis remained undefeated in its young 2008 campaign after a 4-3 victory over Texas Tech on Friday afternoon at Robson Tennis Center.

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The No. 39 Wildcats (3-0) defeated the Red Raiders (3-1) after having won the doubles point and the first three completed singles matches.

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ˇ?It was a good performance from people who have been here before,ˇ± head coach Vicky Maes said.? ˇ?I thought some of our players got a little tight, and that is an aspect of mental toughness that we are going to have to improve upon as the season progresses.

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ˇ?But, a win is a win, and Iˇ?m happy with that.? Now, we need to step it up on every single court for Sundayˇ?s match against USD.ˇ±

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UA took a 1-0 lead by capturing two of the three doubles matches.? UA sophomores Natalia Toporowska and Katie Orletsky teamed to beat Janet Durham and Ingrid Ballus, 8-1, on court two.? In the third position, Wildcats Jane Huh and Ariane Masschelein knocked off Simone Templeton and Leah Roberts by the same 8-1 margin.? Tech narrowly escaped the doubles sweep, as Samantha van der Drift and Kelsey Garland defeated UAˇ?s Danielle Steinberg and Claire Rietsch, 8-6.

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The Wildcats took the first three singles points, as Orletsky defeated Roberts 6-1, 6-2 on court six, before Huh took down Durham, 6-3, 6-2.? Next, Steinberg clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 win over van der Drift on court one.

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With the team victory in hand, Arizona lost itˇ?s the next three singles matches; two of which were decided in a super tiebreaker.

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In the second position, Techˇ?s Garland defeated Rietsch 6-4, 6-1, before Templeton escaped Toprowska, 6-7, 6-4, 10-4.

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The match concluded when Potgieter knocked off Masschelein, 5-7, 7-5, 10-8.

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UA will look to improve to 4-0 on the season, as the Wildcats will play host to San Diego on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.

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Doubles

1. Garland / van der Drift (TTU) def. Steinberg / Rietsch (UA); 8-6

2. Toporowska / Orletsky (UA) def. Durham / Ballus (TTU); 8-1 ?

3. Masschelein / Huh (UA) def. Templeton / Roberts (TTU); 8-1

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Singles

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1. No. 46 Steinberg (UA) def. van der Drift (TTU); 6-3, 7-5

2. Garland (TTU) def. Rietsch (UA); 6-4, 6-1

3. Templeton (TTU) def. Toporowska (UA); 6-7, 6-4, 10-4

4. Huh (UA) def. Durham (TTU); 6-3, 6-2

5. Potgieter (TTU) def. Masschelein (UA); 5-7, 7-5, 10-8

6. Orletsky (UA) def. Roberts (TTU); 6-1, 6-2 ?

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