Second Season Begins For Lady Raider Tennis on Friday
Captain Caroline Starck and the Lady Raiders open the NCAA Championships on Friday against Utah.
May 10, 2012
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The second season officially begins on Friday for the No. 21 Texas Tech (19-5) Lady Raiders, as they take on No. 37 Utah (11-10) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Miami.
This is Texas Tech’s first-ever NCAA appearance and there first round opponent is a familiar foe.
“I like the draw,” said Lady Raider head coach Todd Petty. “All of the teams in the tournament are good, or they would not be here, but the fact that we have the opportunity to play against someone we are familiar with can make a difference.”
Texas Tech and Utah met in Las Vegas on Feb. 25, with the Utes taking a 4-3 win. The loss snapped a six-match win streak for the Lady Raiders.
The winner will take on the winner of the No. 10 Miami and North Florida. Miami and UNF met earlier this season, with the Hurricanes taking a 7-0 win over the Ospreys. The regional winner will advance to play in the Round of 16 in Athens, Ga.
2012 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships