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Arizona Drops First Match of Season to No. 19 Texas Tech
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/14/2014
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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.

COMPLETE RESULTS

#19 Texas Tech 6, Arizona 1

Feb 14, 2014 at Lubbock, Texas (McLeod Tennis Center)

Singles

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

 

Doubles

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)

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