No. 19 Texas Tech Tops Georgia State, 5-2|
Samantha Adams moved into 15th on the career singles wins list on Sunday.
February 16, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas – Todd Petty’s Lady Raiders are seeming on cruise control, as No. 19 Texas Tech rolled to a 6-1 win over Georgia State on Sunday at the Mcleod Tennis Center.
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 7-1 on the season, marking the second time in three years that the Lady Raiders have started the season with seven wins in eight matches. In all, it is the fifth time in program history that the Lady Raiders have started the season 7-1 or better – 1984 (8-0), 1987 (7-1), 1990 (7-1), 2012 (7-1) and 2014 (7-1).
The match began with doubles, where Lynn Kiro and Sarah Toti picked up an easy 8-1 win over Chaimaa Roudami and Linn Timmermann. Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde then secured the point for Texas Tech with an 8-5 win at No. 2. No. 37 Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo were not as lucky, as the duo were upended by Masa Grgan and Abigail Tere-Apisah, 8-7, at No. 1.
Sanders, who is ranked No. 110, bowled over Marcia Tere-Apisah, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 to extend Texas Tech’s lead to 2-0. Adams extended her streak to seven straight wins with her 6-0, 6-3 victory over Georgia State’s Maryna Kozachenko at No. 5.
The win for also moved Adams in 15th all-time in career singles wins with 73, and she ranks eighth among player in the modern era (1990 to the present).
No. 10 Abigail Tere-Apisah picked up Georgia State’s first point, as she toppled Kilgo, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1.
Kiro then topped Timmermann to seal the victory just ahead of Teltumbde’s three set win over Grgan, 7-6 (7-0), 5-7, 1-0 (10-4).
Roudami closed out the scoring with a 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) victory over Samantha Czarniak Rego.
Texas Tech returns to action at 5 p.m. as they host regional rival New Mexico at 5 p.m.
#19 Texas Tech 5, Georgia State 2