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No. 18 Texas Tech Tops No. 43 William & Mary, 5-2

Lynn Kiro picked up a straight-set win at No. 4 singles against William & Mary.

February 4, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – No. 18 Texas Tech (5-1) won its third straight road match over a ranked opponent, as the Lady Raiders topped No. 43 William & Mary, 5-2, at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center on Tuesday.

Rashmi Teltumbde and Nikki Sanders blanked the Tribe’s Nabila Farah and Melanie Roy, 6-0 to start doubles. The No. 25 tandem of Kenna Kilgo and Samantha Adams then bested Maria Belaya and Leeza Nemchinov, 7-5, to secure the first point of the day.

The No. 3 doubles match between Lynn Kiro and Sarah Toti and William & Mary’s Julia Casselbury and Sydney Smith was abandoned with Texas Tech leading 4-1.

Adams the dispatched Casselbury at No. 5, 6-0, 6-1 and Sanders dropped Farah, 6-2, 6-1 to give the Lady Raiders a quick 3-0 lead.

Tech’s No. 92 Lynn Kiro picked up a straight-set win over Roy, 6-0, 6-3, to clinch the win.

W&M answered with back-to-back wins at No. 1 and No. 2, as No. 64 Belaya topped No. 58 Kilgo, 6-4, 6-4, while Nemchinov upended Teltumbde, 6-3, 6-4.

Toti closed out the match with a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) win at No. 6 over Smith, giving Texas Tech the 5-2 win.

It was the first time Texas Tech has won three straight non-conference road matches against ranked team since winning four straight in 2012.

Texas Tech returns to action in Lubbock at the McLeod Tennis Center on Feb. 14, when the Lady Raiders host No. 73 Arizona at 3 p.m. Texas Tech then hosts a doubleheader on Feb. 16 against Georgia State at 11 a.m. and New Mexico State at 5 p.m.

#18 Texas Tech 5, #43 William & Mary 2
Feb 04, 2014 at Williamsburg, Va. (McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center)
Singles

1. #64 Maria Belaya (W&M) def. #58 Kenna Kilgo (TT) 6-4, 6-4
2. #89 Leeza Nemchinov (W&M) def. Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) 6-3, 6-4
3. Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Nabila Farah (W&M) 6-2, 6-1
4. #92 Lynn Kiro (TT) def. Melanie Roy (W&M) 6-0, 6-3
5. Samantha Adams (TT) def. Julia Casselbury (W&M) 6-0, 6-1
6. Sarah Toti (TT) def. Sydney Smith (W&M) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
Doubles

1. #25 Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TT) def. Maria Belaya/Leeza Nemchinov (W&M) 7-5
2. Rashmi Teltumbde/Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Nabila Farah/Melanie Roy (W&M) 6-0
3. Julia Casselbury/Sydney Smith (W&M) vs. Lynn Kiro/Sarah Toti (TT) 1-4, unfinished
Records:
#18 Texas Tech 5-1; #43 William & Mary 2-6
Order of finish:
Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,3,4,2,1,6)
T-3:10 A-50


 

 

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