Lady Raiders Looking To Set Attendance Mark|
Samantha Adams and the Lady Raiders will look to set a single-match attendance record on Friday.
April 9, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 34 Texas Tech is looking to set another standard this season, as the Lady Raiders host Kansas on Friday night at the McLeod Tennis Center.
Texas Tech is looking to set the single-match attendance record for women’s tennis. For that to happen, the Lady Raiders need more than 1,000 fans to show up Friday night at 5 p.m., as Texas Tech hosts No. 65 Kansas at the McLeod Tennis Center.
The record for women’s tennis attendance is 1,024 fans, who watched Duke versus North Carolina on Apr. 12, 2012, at the Ambler Tennis Stadium in Durham, N.C.
The Texas Tech record for women’s tennis came last season, when 573 fans watch the Lady Raider match against Baylor. It was the second-most attended match in the nation last season.
The Big 12 attendance record for a single-women’s tennis match is 841, when Texas A&M hosted Baylor on Apr. 28, 2012.
This is the final weekend to see the winningest senior class in program history. The trio of Samantha Adams, Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde. These three have been a part of two trips to the NCAA Championships, as well as two Big 12 Conference regular season titles. Over the last four seasons, Texas Tech has gone 34-4 (89.5 percent) at the McLeod Tennis Center, including 6-1 this season.
Overall this senior class is 71-28 (71.7 percent), eclipsing the mark set by the 1987 senior class, who went 67-23 (74.4 percent).
After hosting No. 65 Kansas on Friday, the Lady Raiders will close out the regular season with senior day on Sunday, as Texas Tech hosts No. 71 Kansas State at noon.
The head coaches at Both Kansas and Kansas State have ties to the Lady Raider program, as the Jayhawks are led by former Texas Tech assistant Todd Chapman, while the Wildcats are led by interim head coach Elizabeth Ullathorne. Both Chapman and Ullathorne departed in 2013 after being a part of two Big 12 championships for the Lady Raiders, Chapman as an assistant and Ullathorne as a player.