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No. 19 Lady Raiders Dismantle Arizona, 6-1

Nikki Sanders paced Texas Tech to a 6-1 win over Arizona on Friday.

February 14, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 19 Texas Tech methodically dissected Arizona, 6-1, en route to its sixth win of the year at the McLeod Tennis Center on Friday.

"It was truly our bester performance of the season," said Lady Raider head coach Todd Petty. "I am proud of our competitiveness today. We beat a good Arizona team."

It was the fourth straight win for the Lady Raiders, who improved to 6-1 on the season, while the Wildcats fell to 7-1.

Texas Tech opened the day with a sweep of doubles, as No. 37 Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo toppled Lacey Smyth and Shayne Austin, 8-4, at No. 1. Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde cruised past, Airzona's Lauren Marker and Akliah James, 8-1, while Lynn Kiro and Sarah Toti dropped the Wildcat tandem Kim Stubbe and Susan Mc Rann, 8-5.

No. 110 Sanders then picked up a straight-set win over James, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 3, while Rashmi Teltumbde defeated Stubbe, 6-4, 6-2, and suddenly it was 3-0 Texas Tech.

Arizona got on the board as Smyth upset No. 115 Kenna Kilgo, 6-3, 6-3, but the Lady Raiders answered with wins from Kiro, Adams and Samantha Czarniak Rego at 4-5-6 to close out the match.

Texas Tech returns to action on Sunday with a doubleheader with Georgia State at 11 a.m. and New Mexico at 5 p.m. If the Lady Raiders are able to complete the sweep, it would give Texas Tech its first 8-1 start since 1987.

#19 Texas Tech 6, Arizona 1
Feb 14, 2014 at Lubbock, Texas (McLeod Tennis Center)

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

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
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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