Jan. 18, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas -
The Cowgirl tennis team (0-1 overall) opened up the dual season with a tough task on Saturday as they lost 7-0 to the 18th ranked Texas Tech Lady Raiders.
"Give credit to Texas Tech today they are well coached and have depth," said head coach Dean Clower. I felt as a team we definitely got better. The team executed many things we have been working on. We will rest up tonight and be ready for a good Texas State team tomorrow.
Texas Tech was solid out of the gates as they took the early lead by winning the doubles point. Veronica Popovici and Dorottya Jonas suffered a 6-2 loss against 25th ranked team of Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo. Jessica Parizher and Alena Vasileva fell to Rashmi Teltumde and Nikki Sanders, 6-2, while the team of Christa Gecheva and Alma Espinosa lost 6-1 to Lynn Kiro and Sarah Toti.
In singles action, it continued to be a challenge for the Cowgirls as the Lady Radiers took all six matches to clinch the win. #58 ranked Kilgo defeated Popovici, 6-3, 6-2 at the number one position, followed by Sanders over Jonas in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Texas Tech's Teltumbde defeated Parzher, 6-2, 6-2 followed by Kiro over Gecheva, 6-0, 6-1. Two other matches were also played on the day. Adams won by the score of 6-2, 6-2, over Silviya Zhelyazkova followed by a 7-5, 6-2 loss by Espinosa against Toti.
The Cowgirls closes out the weekend on Sunday, Jan. 19 against the Texas State Bobcats. The match is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. MT in Lubbock.
#18 Texas Tech 7, Wyoming 0
1. #58 Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Veronica Popovici (WY) 6-3, 6-2
2. Nikki Sanders (TTU) def. Dorottya Jonas (WY), 6-1, 6-1
3. Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) def. Jessica Parizher (WY), 6-2, 6-2
4. #92 Lynn Kiro (TTU) def. Christa Gecheva (WY), 6-0, 6-1
5. Samantha Adams (TTU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY), 6-2, 6-2
6. Sarah Toti (TTU) def. Alma Espinosa (WY), 7-5, 6-2
1. #25 Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Veronica Popovici/Dorottya Jonas (WY), 6-2
2. Rashmi Teltumbde/Nikki Sanders (TTU) def. Jessica Parizher/Alena Vasileva (WY), 6-2
3. Lynn Kiro/Sarah Toti (TTU) def. Christa Gecheva/Alma Espinosa (WY), 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,3,5,1,6)