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Lady Raiders Complete First Day at RCCI

Natalie Leitch wins first-round match (6-2, 6-1) at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, in Midland.
Natalie Leitch wins first-round match (6-2, 6-1) at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, in Midland.

Sept. 19, 2009

The first day of competition at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas concluded with three Texas Tech players winning their opening round matches and two doubles teams advancing to play on Saturday.

Junior Natalie Leitch defeated Dina Pavlin (ACU) 6-2, 6-1 and then took on the tournament's top seed, Jelena Stanivuk (Baylor). Stanivuk won the first set, 6-2. Natalie came back strong to win the second set, 6-0. In the deciding tiebreaker, Stanivuk prevailed, 10-4 to advance.

Freshman Elizabeth Ullathorne lost her opening match (5-7) to TCU's Idunn Hertzberg, ranked 11th in Southwest Doubles and a key player on the Horned Frogs returning NCAA qualifying squad. Liz evened the match by winning the second set 6-2 before falling in the tiebreaker, 10-8.

Freshman Lorena Aviles defeated Macklin Ragan (Rice) in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-0, before withdrawing from her second-round match due to a leg injury.

The Lady Raiders saw two of their four doubles teams advance the next round on Saturday. Stephanie Peana and Natalie Leitch won their match over Hertzberg and Babanova (TCU), 8-4. The freshman duo of Sandra Dynka and Lorena Aviles won the tiebreaker 8-6, to defeat Rice and Oates of Pepperdine, 8-7.

The women's round of 16 will begin at 9 AM on Saturday. Texas Tech's two advancing doubles teams will take the courts following singles play.

Singles competition
64 Natalie Leitch (Texas Tech) def. Dina Pavlin (ACU) 6-2, 6-1
64 Lorena Aviles (Texas Tech) def. Macklin Ragan (Rice) 6-2, 6-0
64 Elizabeth Ullathorne (Texas Tech) def. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) 5-7, 6-2, 10-8
64 # 6 Megan Alexander (TCU) def. Caroline Starck (Texas Tech) 6-2, 6-0
64 # 5 Mary Weatherholt (Nebraska) def. Sandra Dynka (Texas Tech) 6-4, 6-1
64 Julia Mongin (ACU) def. Kelsy Garland (Texas Tech) 6-4, 6-4
64 Madura Ranganathan (UNT) def. Stephanie Peana (Texas Tech) 6-3, 6-2
64 Carla Lindlar (Baylor) def. Kerryn Potgieter (Texas Tech) 6-2, 6-1
32 #1 Jelena Stanivuk (Baylor) def. Natalie Leitch (Texas Tech) 2-6, 6-0, 10-4
32 Katarina Mloclova (UTA) def. Lorena Aviles (Texas Tech) 6-2, 2-1 (w/d injury)
32 #3 Ali Waters (Pepperdine) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne (Texas Tech) 6-0, 6-3
Cons Dianca Jochimsen (Boise State) def. Caroline Starck (Texas Tech) 6-7, 6-3, 10-5
Cons Amy Joubert (UNT) def. Kelsy Garland (Texas Tech) 6-4, 6-3
Cons Sheri Oliver (Texas A&M) def. Stephanie Peana (Texas Tech) 6-2, 6-0
Cons Andrea Oates (Pepperdine) def. Kerryn Potgieter (Texas Tech) 6-3, 6-0
Cons Ashley Turpin (Texas A&M) def. Sandra Dynka (Texas Tech) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6



Doubles competition
32 Stephanie Peana/Natalie Leitch (Texas Tech) def. Idunn Hertzberg/Maria Babanova (TCU) 8-4
32 Lorena Aviles/Sandra Dynka (Texas Tech) def. Tania Rice/Andrea Oates (Pepperdine) 8-7 (TB 8-6)
32 Ana Guzman/Jessica Jackson (Rice) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne/Kelsy Garland (Texas Tech) 8-5
32 Lauren Santacroce/Stephanie Davidson (Texas A&M) def. Kerryn Potgieter/Caroline Starck (Texas Tech) 8-2

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