No. 22 Texas Tech Looks To Stay Atop Big 12 Standings
Nikki Sanders is 16-1 this spring in singles play for the Lady Raiders.
March 29, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 22 Texas Tech (13-3, 3-0) will look to stay atop the Big 12 Conference, as the Lady Raiders host No. 42 Oklahoma State (10-4, 4-1) on Friday and No. 47 Oklahoma (9-8, 4-1) on Sunday at the McLeod Tennis Center.
The Lady Raiders are 3-0 in Big 12 play for the first time in program history and off to their best start since 1987.
Nikki Sanders (16-1), Caroline Starck (15-2), Kenna Kilgo (13-3), Rashmi Teltumbde (12-4) having incredible spring seasons in singles play for Texas Tech. The Lady Raiders have four players with at least 12 wins in dual match play through 16 matches for the first time in the Big 12 era. Teltumbde is currently ranked 107th nationally.
The Lady Raiders have been equally impressive in doubles play as Kilgo and Samantha Adams are currently ranked 28th nationally playing No. 1 doubles. The duo is 19-6 on the season and 12-4 in dual matches. The No. 2 doubles tandem of Sanders and Starck are 10-10 on the season and 7-7 in dual matches, while the No. 3 doubles team of Elizabeth Ullathorne and Teltumbde are 14-3 overall and 12-3 in dual matches.
Oklahoma State is led by C.C. Sardinha, who is ranked No. 122 nationally. Sardinha is 14-12 (4-1 in Big 12 play) on the season playing primarily No. 1 singles.
Oklahoma is paced by Whitney Ritchie, who is 22-8 in doubles and 19-7 in singles. Ritchie has teamed with Marie-Pier Huet to form the No. 46 doubles tandem.
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