No. 22 Texas Holds Off No. 32 Texas Tech, 5-2

Rashmi Teltumbde upsetNo. 114 Elizabeth Begley at No. 2 singles.

March 16, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 22 Texas held off No. 32 Texas Tech’s bid for an upset, as the Longhorns held on for a 5-2 victory of the Lady Raiders on Sunday at the Lubbock Country Club.

Winds in excess of 40 miles per hour forced the match to be moved indoors, creating an environment for a marathon match that last four hours and 48 minutes.

Doubles started with Breaunna Addison and Elizabeth Begley upending Tech’s Kenna Kilgo and Lynn Kiro, 8-4, at No. 1. Pippa Horn and Juliana Gajic then secured the first point of the day for Texas, as the tandem topped Samantha Adams and Beatriz Machado Santos, 8-6, at No. 3.

Tech picked up its lone doubles win, when Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde upended Ratnika Batra and Neda Koprcina, 8-5, at No. 2.

Texas added to its lead when No. 89 Batra topped Sanders, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 3. The loss was the first for Sanders in Lubbock, as the senior entered the match 31-0 in matches played at home over the last four seasons.

No. 18 Addison then held on for a three-set victory over Kilgo, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, to give the Longhorns a 3-0 lead.

Texas Tech answered when Teltumbde defeated No. 114 Begley, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6). It snapped a six-match losing streak to the Longhorn senior.

Tech’s Kiro then held on for a marathon, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) win over Koprcina at No. 4, cutting Texas’ lead to 3-2.

Horn secured the win for Texas, as she picked up a straight-set 6-4, 6-3 victory over Adams.

Lana Groenvynck closed out the match with a 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) win over Samantha Czarniak Rego at No. 6.

Texas Tech will now hit the road for a pair of matches in Oklahoma, as the Lady Raiders face the Sooners in Norman on Friday at 5 p.m. and Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Sunday at 1 p.m.   

#22 Texas 5, #32 Texas Tech 2
Lubbock, Texas (Lubbock Country Club)

1. #18 Breaunna Addison (UT) def. Kenna Kilgo (TT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
2. Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. #114 Elizabeth Begley (UT) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)
3. #89 Ratnika Batra (UT) def. #117 Nikki Sanders (TT) 6-4, 6-3
4. Lynn Kiro (TT) def. Neda Koprcina (UT) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
5. Pippa Horn (UT) def. Samantha Adams (TT) 6-4, 6-3
6. Lana Groenvynck (UT) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego (TT) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)

1. Breaunna Addison / Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Kenna Kilgo / Lynn Kiro (TT) 8-4
2. Nikki Sanders / Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Ratnika Batra / Neda Koprcina (UT) 8-5
3. Pippa Horn / Juliana Gajic (UT) def. Samantha Adams / Beatriz Machado Santos (TT) 8-6
#22 Texas 6-9, 1-1; #32 Texas Tech 10-6, 0-2
Order of finish:
Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,1,2,4,5,6)
This match has been moved indoors due to high winds.
T-5:48 A-111





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