No. 20 Lady Raiders Host Three Matches This Weekend

Sandra Dynka is one of three seniors on the Lady Raider roster this season.

March 21, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 20 Texas Tech Lady Raiders will host three tennis matches this weekend at the McLeod Tennis Center, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday and Senior Day on Sunday.

The Lady Raiders will face in-state foe UTEP at 10 a.m. on Friday, followed by Big 12 newcomer West Virginia at 6 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center. Texas Tech is 13-2 all-time against the Miners and has won five straight in the series. This is the first time the Lady Raiders have faced any team from the state of West Virginia.

On Sunday, Texas Tech will honor three of its own on Senior Day, as Texas Tech hosts Iowa State at 1 p.m. at McLeod Tennis Center. The Lady Raiders will honor seniors Sandra Dynka, Caroline Starck and Elizabeth Ullathorne. The trio made up head coach Todd Petty’s first full recruiting class in 2009

Dynka has been an integral part of the lineup for four years and has played every singles position but No. 2 in the rotation over the last four years. She has amassed over 60 career wins over the last four seasons.

Starck, who has combined to win 155 singles and doubles matches over the last four years, is the winningest singles player at Texas Tech over the last 25 years. Her 87 wins are the most in the modern era.

Ullathorne, who is closing in on a combined 130 career wins, is one of the premier doubles players that Texas Tech has ever seen. Ullathorne is 72-27 all-time in doubles and is the third winning doubles player percentage-wise in program history.

This trio is a part of the four consecutive ranked teams, reaching as high as No. 17. They have led Texas Tech to its first-ever Big 12 title and only appearance in the NCAA Championships. They are also in the midst of the second-best four-year span in program history, winning 65.9 percent of their matches since arriving on the High Plains.



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