Red Raiders sweep Cardinals in home opener
LUBBOCK, Texas – In the Red Raider’s first dual match of the season, Texas Tech swept the Incarnate Word Cardinals, 7-0, at The Falls Tennis and Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Raiders (1-0) started off strong with two wins in doubles to claim the doubles point. First, the duo of Olivia Peet and Cristina Tiglea earned a 6-3 win at court two over Incarnate Word’s (0-2) Estefania Gonzalez and Amelie Montalvo.
Incarnate Word evened it up after No. 48 Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Lauren Fulgenzi defeated Metka Komac and Avelina Safetdinova on court one, 6-3.
Texas Tech would clinch the doubles point over at court three when Arina Oreshchenkova and Camryn Stepp collected a win over Lyric Bonilla and Sophia Kermet, 6-1.
Komac would put the second point on the board for Tech after winning her singles match on court four when her opponent, Gonzalez, retired down 4-0 in the first set. Peet would win the second singles match for the Red Raiders, this time beating Bonilla at court one by a 6-1, 6-1 score.
Sayfetdinova clinched the match on court two when she defeated B. Fulgenzi in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-3. Tiglea made it 5-0 in Tech’s favor when she picked up a win against Gargi Pawar on court four, 6-3, 6-1.
Oreshchenkova picked up her first career dual singles win when she beat Montalvo, 6-2, 6-3, on court five. Stepp completed the sweep for the Red Raiders when she defeated L. Fulgenzi, 8-6, on court six.
Tech will play a doubleheader tomorrow against Abilene Christian and UTEP. The ACU match will be at 10 a.m. at The Falls while the UTEP match will begin at 3 p.m. at The McLeod.
1. Olivia Peet (TTU) def. Lyric Bonilla (UIW), 6-1, 6-1
2. Avelina Sayfetdinova (TTU) def. Brandelyn Fulgenzi (UIW), 6-2, 6-3
3. Metka Komac (TTU) def. Estefania Gonzalez (UIW), 4-0, retired
4. Cristina Tiglea (TTU) def. Gargi Pawar (UIW), 6-3, 6-1
5. Arina Oreshchenkova (TTU) def. Amelie Montalvo (UIW), 6-2, 6-3
6. Camryn Stepp (TTU) def. Lauren Fulgenzi (UIW), 8-6
1. #48 Brandelyn Fulgenzi/Lauren Fulgenzi (UIW) def. Metka Komac/Avelina Sayfetdinova (TTU), 6-3
2. Olivia Peet/Cristina Tiglea (TTU) def. Estefania Gonzalez/Amelie Montalvo (UIW), 6-3
3. Camryn Stepp/Arina Oreshchenkova (TTU) def. Lyric Bonilla/Sophia Kermet (UIW), 6-1
Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 1, 3); Singles (3, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
Release provided by Casey Montalvo Texas Tech Athletics