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Mar. 25, 1997

Texas Tech Women's Tennis Earns Another Win

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech women's tennis team improved its record to 7-8 after defeating North Texas 6-2 today in the Athletic Training Center. The Red Raiders remain 3-4 in the Big 12 Conference. North Texas' record drops to 5-5 overall.

The Red Raiders began the match by winning five of six singles matches and went on to win one of the two doubles matches that were played.

"I thought we played extremely well in the first four singles positions," said Texas Tech Director of Tennis Tim Siegel. "Lakshmi (Ravindra), Eva (Eguiguren), and Amanda (Earhart) have been the backbone of this team. I am also happy with the performance of Christine (Van Regenmorter).

"I am pleased with the way things are going right now. This team has had a good taste of winning against ranked teams, such as Colorado, and now is our chance to build on that. I think we have a good chance of going 5-0 in our last five matches."

The Red Raiders next host Nebraska on Friday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. and Iowa State on Sunday, April 6 at 10 a.m. North Texas hosts Centenary on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m.

Texas Tech 6, North Texas 2

Singles
1. Erika Fisher, Texas Tech def. Patty Vital, North Texas 6-4, 6-1
2. Eva Eguiguren, Texas Tech def. Melissa Spann, North Texas 6-3, 6-3
3. Amanda Earhart, Texas Tech def. Dawna Denny, North Texas 6-2, 6-1
4. Lakshmi Ravindra, Texas Tech def. Myriam Jimenez, North Texas 6-2, 6-1
5. Andrea Giesick, North Texas def. Misty Meyer, Texas Tech 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Christine Van Regenmorter, Texas Tech def. Stacey Whitaker, North Texas 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. Spann/Denny, North Texas def. Carrie Helbing/L. Ravindra, Texas Tech 8-6
2. DID NOT PLAY
3. Fisher/Sarada Ravindra, Texas Tech def. Vital/Claudia Aguilar, North Texas 8-1

Texas Tech next match: Friday, April 4 vs. Nebraska, 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 vs. Iowa State, 10 a.m.

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