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No. 14 Alabama Slips Past No. 21 Texas Tech

No. 115 Kenna Kilgo upset Alabama's No. 76 Mary Anne Daines at No. 1 singles.

February 22, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – No. 21 Texas Tech saw its seven-match winning streak come to an end, as No. 14 Alabama edged out the Lady Raiders, 4-2, on Saturday in the semifinals of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.

It’s the second straight year that Alabama has topped Texas Tech. Last year, The Tide slipped past Tech, 4-3, in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama started the day by capturing the doubles point. Emily Zabor and Luicelena Perez defeated Claire Williams and Lynn Kiro, 6-3, at No. 3 doubles. Mary Anne Daines and Danielle Spielmann followed suit with a 6-2 win over Nikki Sanders and Rashimi Teltumbde.

The battle at No. 1 doubles between Alabama’s No. 20 Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe against Texas Tech’s No. 37 Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo was abandoned.

Spielmann the upended Rashmi Teltumbde, 6-0, 6-2, to extend Alabama’s lead to 2-0. Tech’s Kiro upset No. 59 Maya Jansen, 6-2, 6-0 to close the gap to 2-1.

Zabor ousted Adams at No. 5, 6-1, 7-5, to give the Tide a 3-2 lead. But Tech answered when No. 115 Kilgo upset No. 76 Daines, 7-6, 6-2.

With Alabama leading 3-2, No. 62 Routliffe outlasted Sanders, 7-5, 7-5 to give the Tide the victory.

Texas Tech returns to action on Sunday at 9 a.m. against No. 19 Auburn in a battle for third place.

Blue Gray National Tennis Classic - Semifinals
#14 Alabama 4, #21 Texas Tech 2
Montgomery, Ala. (Lagoon Park Tennis Center)
Singles

1. #115 Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. #76 Mary Anne Daines (UA) 7-6, 6-2
2. Danielle Spielmann (UA) def. Rashimi Teltumbde (TTU) 6-0, 6-2
3. #62 Erin Routliffe (UA) def. #110 Nikki Sanders (TTU) 7-5, 7-5
4. Lynn Kiro (TTU) def. #59 Maya Jansen (UA) 6-2, 6-0
5. Emily Zabor (UA) def. Samantha Adams (TTU) 6-1, 7-5
6. Luicelena Perez (UA) vs. Samantha Czarniak Rego (TTU) 4-6, 5-4, unfinished
Doubles

1. #20 Maya Jansen/Erin Routliffe (UA) vs. #37 Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TTU) 5-4, unfinished
2. Mary Anne Daines/Danielle Spielmann (UA) def. Nikki Sanders/Rashimi Teltumbde (TTU) 6-2
3. Emily Zabor/Luicelena Perez (UA) def. Claire Williams/Lynn Kiro (TTU) 6-3
Records:
#21 Texas Tech 9-2; #14 Alabama 7-2
Order of finish:
Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,4,5,1,3)


 

 

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