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Feb. 4, 1997

Women's Tennis Team Defeats Abilene Christian

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's tennis team improved its record to 2-1 on the season with a convincing 9-0 win over Abilene Christian University today at the Athletic Training Center.

The Red Raiders avenged last year's 5-2 loss to Abilene Christian in Lubbock and improved its series record to 14-1 since 1979. Last season marked Tech's only loss in the series.

"Today was as well as we have played this year from top to bottom," said Texas Tech Director of Tennis Tim Siegel. "Our players competed well and played tough. Our doubles was the highlight of the match. We cam out and competed hard and had good communication. This was a good match for us before an especially tough weekend coming up at the University of New Mexico."

Texas Tech improves to 2-1 on the season, while Abilene Christian falls to 0-1 in its season opener.

The Texas Tech women will next be in action this weekend in three matches at the University of New Mexico. The Red Raiders take on the host Lady Lobos on Friday, Boise State on Saturday and the University of Houston on Sunday, all in Albuquerque, N.M.

Texas Tech 9, Abilene Christian University 0
Singles
#1	Eva Eguiguren, Texas Tech    def. Julie Mavity,    ACU 7-6, 6-4
#2	Amanda Earhart, Texas Tech   def. Charli Jones,    ACU 6-2, 6-1
#3	Erika Fisher, Texas Tech,    def. Camille Prather, ACU 6-2, 6-2
#4	Lakshmi Ravindra, Texas Tech def. Jenny Wallace,   ACU 6-1, 6-2
#5	Misty Meyer, Texas Tech      def. Lacy Jordan,     ACU 6-3, 6-2
#6	Carrie Helbing, Texas Tech   def. Ashlee Abrigg,   ACU 6-2, 6-0
Doubles
#1	Earhart/Eguiguren, Texas Tech     def. Mavity/Jones,             ACU 8-5
#2	Fisher/L. Ravindra, Texas Tech    def. Prather/Kelly Yarborough, ACU 8-2
#3	Sarada Ravindra/Meyer, Texas Tech def. Jordan/Wallace,           ACU 8-2

Texas Tech's next match: Friday - Sunday at University of New Mexico Abilene Christian's next match: Friday vs. Colin County CC; Saturday vs. Trinity Valley Junior College

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