The Texas Longhorns women’s tennis team came close, but they were unable to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, Okla. on Friday night. Texas Tech handed the Longhorns a 4-3 loss after taking the doubles point and winning three singles matches.
Alex Valenstein needed three sets to defeat Dani Wagland and lock down the match victory. Valenstein won 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 to help the No. 19 Red Raiders advance over the No. 24 Longhorns.
Gabriela Talaba and Valenstein defeated Breaunna Addison and Wagland 6-3 to seal the doubles point after Felicity Maltby and Sabrina Federici took a 6-3 win over Neda Koprcina and Chelsea Crovetti.
The Longhorns started singles action with a win by Lana Groenvynck over Katelyn Jackson. Her 6-1, 6-2 victory tied the match at a point apiece.
Federici and Maltby had back-to-back wins to give Texas Tech the 3-1 advantage. Federici defeated Roldan 6-4, 6-4 while Maltby topped Katie Poluta 6-3, 6-4.
Two straight wins by Addison and Koprcina tied the match at three points each before Valenstein’s match-clinching win. Addison defeated Talaba 6-2, 6-4 and Koprcina came out on top of Sarah Dvorak 7-5, 6-4.
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