LUBBOCK (KCBD) - The Texas Tech women's tennis team posted their second win of the young season with a 7-0 win over the New Mexico Lobos to claim the UNM Invitational in Albuquerque, NM.
The Lady Raiders won each of the three doubles matches. Kelsy Garland and Samantha Adams defeated UNM's Ashley Bonner and Anya Villanueva, 8-6. At No. 2 doubles, Caroline Starck and Nikki Sanders downed Nikolina Grbac and Michaela Bezdickova, 8-6. Texas Tech completed their sweep of doubles play when Elizabeth Ullathorne and Haley Fournier won at the third spot over Kristin Eggleston and Michaela Oldani, 8-2.
Only two of the six singles matches were close for the Lady Raiders. At No. 1 singles, Elizabeth Ullathorne lost the first set to Michaela Bezdickova, 6-1, before winning the second set, 6-4 to even their match. Ullathorne won the tiebreaker, 10-6, for the match point. Kelsy Garland won her No. 4 singles match over Anya Villanueva, 6-7, 6-2, and 10-8 in a tiebreaker.
Samantha Adams won at the No. 2 position over Nikolina Grbac, 6-2, 6-2. Caroline Starck followed with a victory at No. 3 singles as she defeated Kristin Eggleston, 6-0, 6-1. Sandra Dynka added a point to the match score with her 6-2, 6-3 win over UNM's Laura Richardson.
Freshman Nikki Sanders completed Texas Tech's perfect score defeating Michaela Oldani, 6-2, 6-3.
"I thought we played better in our doubles matches yesterday," commented Texas Tech head coach Todd Petty. "However, I was pleased with our intensity in each of our six singles matches today. It's a very positive start to our season and we now we begin preparing for next week's matches against very good competition in LSU, Tulane, and Alabama."
Texas Tech 7 New Mexico 0
1. Garland/Adams (TT) def. Bonner/Villanueva (UNM), 8-6
2. Stark/Sanders (TT) def. Bezdickova/Grbac (UNM), 8-6
3. Ullathorne/Fournier (TT) def. Oldani/Eggleston (UNM), 8-2
1. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) def. Michaela Bezdickova (UNM), 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8)
2. Samantha Adams (TT) def. Nikolina Grbac (UNM), 6-2, 6-2
3. Caroline Stark (TT) def. Kristin Eggleston (UNM), 6-0, 6-1
4. Kelsy Garland (TT) def. Anya Villanueva (UNM), 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (8)
5. Sandra Dynka (TT) def. Laura Richardson (UNM), 6-3, 6-2
6. Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Michaela Oldani (UNM), 6-2, 6-3
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