Lady Raiders Suffer Loss at Rice|
Feb. 14, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech Lady Raiders (3-3) suffered a Valentine's Day loss to Rice (5-3) this afternoon at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium, 6-1.
The Owls won each of the doubles matches and then won five of six singles matches to claim their fifth win of the season.
Freshman Lorena Aviles was a bright spot for the Lady Raiders in singles play as she won her No. 6 singles competition against Daniella Trigo, 6-4, 6-2.
At No. 1 singles, #73 Rebekka Hanle defeated Sandra Dynka, 6-2, 6-0. Rice's Julie Chao stopped Kelsy Garland at the No. 2 singles position, 6-0, 6-2. In the No. 3 singles position, Jessica Jackson won, 6-4, 6-2, over Elizabeth Ullathorne. Texas Tech's Natalie Leitch lost to Ana Guzman at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-1. In the last completed match of the day, Rebecca Lin stopped Caroline Starck at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-3.
Texas Tech travels to Mississippi next weekend for matches against Southern Miss and Ole Miss.
The Lady Raiders have four more non-conference matches on the road before returning home for their opening conference match against Baylor on March 3 at 3 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center.
Rice 6, Texas Tech 1
1. #73 Rebekka Hänle (RICE) def. Sandra Dynka (TXTECH) 6-2, 6-0
2. Julie Chao (RICE) def. Kelsy Garland (TXTECH) 6-0, 6-2
3. Jessica Jackson (RICE) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TXTECH) 6-4, 6-2
4. Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Natalie Leitch (TXTECH) 6-2, 6-1
5. Rebecca Lin (RICE) def. Caroline Starck (TXTECH) 6-1, 6-3
6. Lorena Aviles (TXTECH) def. Daniella Trigo (RICE) 6-4, 6-2
1. Julie Chao/Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne/Kelsy Garland (TXTECH) 8-5
2. #44 Alex Rasch/Jessica Jackson (RICE) def. Kerryn Potgieter/Caroline Starck (TXTECH) 8-5
3. Rebecca Lin/Rebekka Hänle (RICE) def. Natalie Leitch/Lorena Aviles (TXTECH) 8-6
Match Notes: Texas Tech 3-3 Rice 5-3 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,4,3,6,5)