Tennis Falls Short Against No. 32 Texas Tech


By Jonathan Hevron for WVUsports.com
March 28, 2014 05:55 PM
Hailey Barrett
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – The West Virginia University tennis team dropped its Big 12 Conference match against No. 32 Texas Tech, 7-0, today, at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
 
The Mountaineers (3-13, 0-5 Big 12) fell behind to the Red Raiders after surrendering the doubles point. At No. 1 doubles, the No. 38-ranked duo of Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo handed the freshmen tandem of Oana Manole and Kaja Mrgole its fourth consecutive loss, 8-3. WVU's top pair from a year ago of junior Ikttesh Chahal and sophomore Hailey Barrett stumbled against Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde, 8-3. The session was completed at No. 3 doubles with a final of 8-1 in favor of Texas Tech.
 
Trailing 1-0 heading into singles play, the Mountaineers rebounded and forced three matches to three sets. At No. 1 singles, Barrett fell behind to Kilgo after the first set, 6-2, but came back in the second with a 6-4 win. In the final set, Barrett dropped a back-and-forth match, 7-5.
 
At No. 2 singles, Mrgole took a one set lead against Teltumbde, 6-4, before dropping the remaining sets, 6-3, 6-3. Chahal won the first set at No. 4 singles, 7-6 (3) against Sanders, but could not continue the momentum into the second and third set, falling 6-0, 6-1.
 
West Virginia returns to the courts Sunday, March 30, against No. 57 TCU at the Ridgeview Racquet Club at 10 a.m.
 
Match-by-Match
Doubles
No. 1: Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole (WVU), 8-3
No. 2: Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) def. Hailey Barrett and Ikttesh Chahal (WVU), 8-3
No. 3: Beatriz Santos and Lynn Kiro (TTU) def. Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui (WVU), 8-1
 
Singles
No. 1: Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Hailey Barrett (WVU), 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
No. 2: Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) def. Kaja Mrgole (WVU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3: Lynn Kiro (TTU) def. Oana Manole (WVU), 6-2, 6-0
No. 4: Nikki Sanders (TTU) def. Ikttesh Chahal (WVU), 6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5: Samantha Adams (TTU) def. Irinka Toidze (WVU), 6-1, 6-4
No. 6: Sam Czarniak (TTU) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU), 6-0,6-3
 
WVU: 0 , No. 32 Texas Tech: 7



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