Fast start powers Tech past Denver

By | March 27, 2022

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The 34th-ranked Texas Tech women’s tennis program swept No. 60 Denver, 4-0 Saturday afternoon at the McLeod Tennis Center.

The Lady Raiders (11-7) defeated Denver (9-7) without dropping a set in either singles or doubles play.

Avelina Sayfetdinova and Metka Komac led the way for Tech going a perfect 2-0 on the afternoon.

Tech took an early lead after sweeping the doubles point.

The duo of Komac and Olivia Peet rolled to a 6-0 doubles victory on court No. 3, while Sayfetdinova and each partner Kailey Evans Finished doubles play with a 6-2 victory.

Komac started the scoring off in singles play, when she won her fourth singles match in her last five, winning 7-5, 6-3.

Freshman Christina Tiglea quickly brought Tech to within one point of victory when she won her second match in a row in straight sets.

Tiglea got off to a fast start in the first set, winning 6-0. The freshman fought through some adversity in the second set, but ultimately came out on top 7-5.

Just one point away from securing the win, the Lady Raiders turned to No. 85 Sayfetdinova. The freshman took down Denver’s Britt Pursell by a score of 7-5, 6-3.

Tech has won back-to-back matches and four of its last six overall.

Tech returns to action tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader against conference foe West Virginia and UTRGV. First serve against the Mountaineers is set for 2 pm, while the match against the Vaqueros is set for 5 pm start.

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