Texas women's tennis coach Howard Joffe has 200 wins as a college head coach. SHELBY TAUBER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


No. 9 Texas Tech tops Longhorns women’s tennis team

Posted March 24th, 2017


Texas Tech defeated Texas 4-2 Friday in a match that was moved indoors to the Weller Tennis Center because of rain. The Longhorns women’s tennis team took two singles victories in the loss.

The No. 9 Red Raiders took the doubles point and three singles matches to secure the victory.

“This was a match that, even though they’re a top-10 team, I feel got away from us,” UT coach Howard Joffe said. “The other way to look at it is that we’re playing dead even with a top-10 team and it doesn’t take much imagination for this match to go our way, even right until the very end over here. I was very proud of the ladies, and we obviously need to keep competing day to day.”


The No. 22 Longhorns won one doubles match, but Texas Tech answered with two straight victories to take the point.

Neda Koprcina defeated Felicity Maltby 6-3, 7-5 to give Texas its first point and tie the match.

The Red Raiders responded with two singles victories to take a 3-1 lead before Anna Turati gave Texas its final point of the match. She defeated Sarah Dvorak 6-4, 6-4 before Tech closed out the match with a three-set win.

Texas next will face TCU at noon Sunday.

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