No. 61 Women's Tennis Falls at No. 55 Alabama, 4-0|
Feb. 19, 2006
Lubbock, Texas - Texas Tech women's tennis dropped their third match in a row against Alabama, 4-0, on Sunday, in Tuscaloosa. The Lady Raiders are now sitting at 4-3 and 1-0 in Big 12 play on the season. With nine matches to go on their six week road trip, the squad is currently 1-3 while playing away from the friendly confines of McLeod Tennis Center.
In doubles action, at No.1, Tara Browning and Lakann Wagley fell to No. 13 Robin Stephenson and Ashley Bentley, 8-1. At No. 2, No. 44 Mari Muller and Melissa Day cruised past No. 23 Katja Kovacic and Erin Hunter, 8-1. At No. 3, Janet Durham and Cigdem Duru fell to Natalie McElveen and Andrea Brenes, 8-1.
In singles action, at No 1, No. 75 Browning fell to No. 13 Stephenson, 6-0, 6-4. At No. 2, Bentley topped Duru, 6-3, 6-1. At No. 3, Muller edged Durham, 7-6, 6-2. At No. 4, Samantha van der Drift was leading Day, 6-4, 3-2, when the match was called. Scheduled at No. 5 was Wagley versus Brenes, but the match was unfinished. Scheduled at No. 6 was Erin Hunter versus Sofia Ayala, but the match was unfinished.
The Lady Raiders will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face Air Force, Fri., Feb. 24, at 10 a.m.
1. #13 Robin Stephenson (UA) def. #75 Tara Browning (TT) 6-0, 6-4
2. Ashley Bentley (UA) def. Cigdem Duru (TT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Mari Muller (UA) def. Janet Durham (TT) 7-6, 6-2
4. Melissa Day (UA) vs. Sam van der Drift (TT) 4-6, 3-2, unfinished
5. Andrea Brenes (UA) vs. Lakann Wagley (TT) unfinished
6. Sofia Ayala (UA) vs. Erin Hunter (TT) unfinished
1. #15 Robin Stephenson/Ashley Bentley (UA) def. Tara Browning/Lakann Wagley (TT) 8-1
2. #44 Mari Muller/Melissa Day (UA) def. #23 Katja Kovacic/Erin Hunter (TT) 8-1
3. Janet Durham/Cigdem Duru (TT) def. Natalie McElveen/Andrea Brenes (UA) 8-1