Women's Tennis Continues Strong Play
Sept. 25, 2011
The Texas Tech women's tennis team continued gaining experience and making improvements at the Texas Invitational held in Austin, Texas.
"It was a good day again," head coach Todd Petty said. "I thought we rebounded well and played strong for the amount of matches we played. Kenna won four matches throughout the day and I was proud of the way she played."
Sandra Dynka beat teammate Caroline Starck in a three-set match by a score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. In the semifinal, Dynka faced Texas' Cierra Gayton-Leach took a quick lead winning the first set 7-6 before dropping the next two (6-3, 6-3) to lose the match.
"Sandra beat Caroline and I thought their match was good for both of them," Petty said. "Overall I am excited about the way we performed today."
Kenna Kilgo won two-matches to advance to the north consolation final and will face Texas' Noel Scott. Kilgo beat Alex Martin 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, over Juliana Galic of Texas in the semifinal round.
Starck rebounded in the consolation draw by beating Maria Martinez of UT-Arlington, 6-1, 6-2. She will face Laura Claus tomorrow in the northeast consolation final.
Elizabeth Ullathrone was forced to retire from her match with Texas' Noel Scott due to an injury. Haley Fournier also had to retire from a match due to injury.
Kilgo and Starck won the north consolation draw with two victories. The semifinal round was an 8-6 win over Rice's Kim Anicete and Stephanie Nguyen and the duo beat Giada D'Ortona and Natalia Mayuk in the final 8-3.
Matches will start back up tomorrow with live results available at www.utsa.com.
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