Texas Tech's No. 98 Kenna Kilgo upset No. 43 Yang Pang of Arkansas on Saturday.
November 2, 2013
Texas Tech’s Lynn Kiro and Kenna Kilgo pulled off major upsets on Saturday to advance to the Flight 1 finals at the University of Houston Cougar Classic at the Hoff Tennis Courts.
Kiro picked up her second ranked win in as many weeks, as she survived No. 49 Dominique Harmath of Rice, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. Kilgo, who is ranked No. 98, also picked up a Top 50 win as she knocked off No. 43 Yang Pang of Arkansas, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Despite both advancing to the finals, Kilgo will face Harmath in the finals and Kiro will take on Pang in the third place match so the two teammates will not have to play one another.
In other action at the Cougar Classic, Samantha Adams advanced to the Flight 2 consolation finals, while Rashmi Teltumbde won third place in Flight 4.
In doubles action, the No. 9 tandem of Kilgo and Adams eased into the finals with an 8-3 win over Arkansas’ Pang and Brittany Huxley in Flight 1.
At the UNM Fall Invitational in Albuquerque, Beatriz Machado Santos advanced to the Turquoise Bracket finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Colorado’s Carla Manzi.
Santos and Toti then captured the Cherry Bracket doubles title on Saturday. The duo topped UTEP’s Rebeca Calvillo and Devina Meza, 8-6, in the semifinals and then rolled past Colorado’s Julyette Steur and Ashley Tiefel, 8-2, to win the title.
Hoff Tennis Courts | Houston, Texas
Flight 1 Singles
Lynn Kiro (TT) def. #49 Dominique Harmath (Rice)2-6, 6-4, 7-5
#98 Kenna Kilgo def. #43 Yang Pang (Arkansas) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Flight 2 Singles
#61 Samantha Adams (TT) def. Malena Gordo (SFA) 6-2, 6-3
Flight 4 Singles
Dylan Windom (Kansas) def. Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) 6-4, 6-4
Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Martin (Houston) WO (Inj.)
Flight 1 Doubles
#9 Kenna Kilgo / Samantha Adams (TT) def. Yang Pang / Brittany Huxley (Arkansas) 8-3
Flight 2 Doubles
Dominique Harmath / Solomiya Zinko (Rice) def. Rashmi Teltumbde / Lynn Kiro (TT) 8-3
UNM Fall Invitational
Estes Tennis Complex | Albuquerque, N.M.
Lizette Blankers (New Mexico) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego (TT) 6-1 6-0
Alex Aiello (Colorado) def. Sarah Toti (TT) 6-3, 6-4
Susie Baklini (New Mexico) def. Claire Williams (TT) 6-4, 6-4
Beatriz Machado Santos (TT) def. Carla Manzi (Colorado) 6-4, 6-4
Sarah Toti / Beatriz Machado Santos (TT) def. Rebeca Calvillo / Devina Meza (UTEP) 8-6
Sarah Toti / Beatriz Machado Santos (TT) def. Julyette Steur / Ashley Tiefel (Colorado) 8-2
Priscilla Annoual / Alexandra Petrzalkova (GCU) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego / Claire Williams (TT) 8-7 (3)
Susie Baklini / Emily Olivier (UNM) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego / Claire Williams (TT) 8-3