Tech Netters Set for Two in Kansas|
April 3, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Lady Raider's hit the road and head north this weekend as they face Kansas State on Friday, April 4, at 1 p.m., and the No. 70 Jayhawks of Kansas on Sunday, April 6, at 11 a.m. The team looks to better its 2-3 conference record as they continue to match up well with both teams.
This past weekend the Lady Raiders scored a win over the Missouri Tigers 6-1, but were toppled by No. 67 Colorado the next day at the McLeod Tennis Center. The doubles game was particularly strong for Tech on the weekend as it managed to grasp both doubles points. The Lady Raiders had a strong showing against Missouri with the only loss coming at No.6, but Colorado proved too strong on the singles side sweeping at all six positions.
This weekend will showcase a few changes to the lineup as senior Janet Durham and freshman Simone Templeton swap positions. "She not only has more experience being a senior, but she also has the best win-loss record on the team right now and we'd like to see her move up in the lineup," commented Head Coach Cari Groce, with confidence that the switch will prove beneficial to the overall team's performance this weekend. Doubles will remain untouched as Samantha van der Drift and Durham play at No.1, Brenna Jackson and Kerryn Potgieter fill No. 2, and Kelsy Garland and Templeton round out at No. 3.
The Wildcats look to better there conference mark of 2-3 after splitting a pair of matches this past weekend against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, putting them 6-8 overall. Last year Tech dropped the match to Kansas State 5-2 in Lubbock. The Wildcats currently sit at No. 5 in the Big 12 standings with a one-win advantage over the Lady Raiders, holding a conference record of 3-2, 7-8 overall. The Jayhawks also battled it out with OU and OSU last weekend, tabbing in the victory in both matches. KU currently sits 7-8 on the season, 3-2 in Big 12 play.
Live updates will be available via the team's Web site, for more information log on to the women's tennis page at www.texastech.com.