Texas Tech Tennis Teams Hit the Court This Weekend
Both Texas Tech’s men’s and women’s tennis teams are nationally ranked and will be in action this weekend.
The No. 33 Red Raiders host No. 31 San Diego on Friday at noon at the McLeod Tennis Center, and the women return to action as the Lady Raiders face Kansas in Lawrence on Friday at noon and Kansas State on Sunday.
Texas Tech (12-4), who did not play last week, are 6-2 in their last eight matches, including 3-0 at home.
San Diego (8-3) is coming off of a 5-2 setback to No. 5 USC, snapping an eight-match winning streak.
The Red Raiders are led by No. 43 Felipe Soares, who is 15-9 on the season, and No. 109 Joan Cailleau, who is 18-8 this year. Cailleau has won seven straight matches. Also figuring into the mix are Hugo Dojas (12-5), Francisco Zambon (10-9) and Alex Sendegeya (13-6).
San Diego is paced by No. 58 Uros Petronijevic (14-9) and No. 81 Filip Vittek (15-5). After Friday's match, the Red Raiders hit the road for Indiana, where they will face the No. 30 Hoosiers () and the No. 36 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Texas Tech will face Indiana on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Bloomington and Notre Dame on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in South Bend.
The Tech women moved from 19th to 17th in the week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll after winning a pair of matches last week. Texas Tech topped No. 22 Wichita State, 4-0, and downed Louisiana Tech, 6-1.
Sophomore Lynn Kiro is currently ranked No. 59. She has been ranked for 11 consecutive rankings periods, dating back to June of last season.
Freshman Sarah Dvorak has been ranked for nine consecutive weeks and is currently No. 65. She began the spring ranked No. 89 and has climbed 24 spots.
Joining Kiro and Dvorak is Sabrina Federici, who has won 12 straight, is 17-2 on the season and earned her first national ranking this week. Federici enters the rankings at No. 120.