No. 23 Texas Tech Tops No. 64 San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – No. 23 Texas Tech picked up its ninth win of the season with a 5-2 win over No. 64 San Diego on Tuesday at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.
After Texas Tech and San Diego split No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, it took a battle at No. 1 doubles to secure the point. The Lady Raiders tandem of No. 47 Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo staved off Stephanie Hoffpauir and Anna Depenau, 9-8. It was Adams and Kilgo’s 12th win of the season.
Kilgo picked up the second point at No. 1 singles. Then came wins from Elizabeth Ullathorne over Anna Depenau, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 and Nikki Sanders clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Cara Brown at No. 6 singles.
Mata Stojanovic picked up San Diego’s first point of the day at No. 5 singles, as she topped Caroline Starck, 7-6, 6-4.
Samantha Adams notched the fifth win of the day for Texas Tech, as she cruised to a 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4) win over Laura Claus at No. 2.
Shani Belcher picked up the last point of the day, as she topped Rashmi Teltumbde, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) at No. 3 singles.
Texas Tech returns to action on Sunday at 10 a.m. against No. 1 North Carolina. The last time Texas Tech faced a No. 1 team, was when the Lady Raiders faced off against the top-ranked Texas Longhorns.
#23 Texas Tech 5, #64 San Diego 2
San Diego, Calif. (Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center)
1. #86 Kenna Kilgo (TT) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) 6-2, 3-0, retired
2. #115 Samantha Adams (TT) def. Laura Claus (USD) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
3. Shani Blecher (USD) def. Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
4. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) def. Anna Depenau (USD) 6-3, 6-2
5. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Caroline Starck (TT) 7-6, 6-4
6. Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Cara Brown (USD) 6-3, 6-2
1. #47 Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TT) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir/Anna Depenau (USD) 9-8
2. Laura Claus/Shani Blecher (USD) def. Nikki Sanders/Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) 8-5
3. Caroline Starck/Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) def. Cara Brown/Marta Stojanovic (USD) 8-4
Texas Tech 9-3; National ranking #23
San Diego 3-5; National ranking #64
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,4,6,5,2,3)