No. 61 Women's Tennis Falls at Mississippi State, 4-2
Feb. 18, 2006
Lubbock, Texas - No. 61 Texas Tech women's tennis came up short against Mississippi State and fell 4-2, at McCarthy Gymnasium, on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The match was moved inside due to frigid temperatures in Starkville. The Lady Raiders are now sitting at 4-2 and 1-0 in Big 12 play on the season.
In doubles action, at No. 1, Tara Browning and Lakann Wagley fell to Anastasia Kugakolova and Polina Kokoulina, 8-3. At No. 2, No. 23 Erin Hunter and Katja Kovacic fell to Martina Banikova and Elna de Villiers, 8-4. The third doubles match, Janet Durham and Cigdem Duru versus Renee Joseph and Daniela Juskova, was not played.
In singles action, at No. 1, No 75 Browning was upset by Kugakolova, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 2, Duru topped Joseph, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3. At No. 3, Durham edged Banikova, 6-4, 6-2. At No. 4, Kovacic fell to Juskova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. At No. 5, Samantha van der Drift came up short against Kokoulina, 6-4, 7-5. At No. 6, Wagley was scheduled to play Tatiana Feit but the match was not played.
The Lady Raiders will face No. 55 Alabama on Sun., Feb. 19. For complete details of Texas Tech women's tennis, visit www.texastech.com.
1. Anastasia Kugakolova/Polina Kokoulina (MSU) def. Tara Browning/Lakann Wagley (TTU), 8-3
2. Martina Banikova/Elna de Villiers (MSU) def. #23 Erin Hunter/Katja Kovacic (TTU), 8-4
3. Janet Durham/Cigdem Duru (TTU) vs. Renee Joseph/Daniela Juskova (MSU), not played
1. Anastasia Kugakolova (MSU) def. #75 Tara Browning (TTU), 6-2, 6-3
2. Cigdem Duru (TTU) def. Renee Joseph (MSU), 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
3. Janet Durham (TTU) def. Martina Banikova (MSU), 6-4, 6-2
4. Daniela Juskova (MSU) def. Katja Kovacic (TTU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
5. Polina Kokoulina (MSU) def. Samantha van der Drift (TTU), 6-4, 7-5
6. Lakann Wagley (TTU) vs. Tatiana Feit (MSU), not played
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