Three Lady Raiders set for NCAA Individual Championships

LUBBOCK, Texas – Three Texas Tech Women’s Tennis players are heading to Stillwater, Okla., to compete in the NCAA Individual Championships from May 20-25. Junior Cristina Tiglea will compete in singles starting at 2:30 PM on Monday, May 20 while the doubles team of Metka Komac and Avelina Sayfetdinova will begin on Tuesday May 21 at a time TBA.


No. 49-ranked Tiglea will get things started in the first round against No. 6 Fiona Crawley of North Carolina. Tiglea played this season at court one in singles, where she compiled a 13-6 overall record and a 7-2 record in Big 12 play to earn All-Big 12 First Team Singles honors. Overall, she boasts a 19-9 singles record with a team-leading nine wins against ranked opponents. She will make her debut in the NCAA Singles Tournament on Monday.


Taking on Crawley of UNC in round one, the Tar Heel leads the team with an 18-5 dual record, totaling a 12-3 record at court one and a 5-1 record at court two. Overall, she is 18-5 on the season and tallies more than 140 singles wins in her career. Last year, Crawley was named the ITA National Player of the Year after finishing the season ranked No. 1 and making the Round of 16 in the singles tournament.


No. 5 Komac and Sayfetdinova are seeded in the NCAA Doubles Tournament as the 5-8 seed and will also face Tar Heels in the first round beginning on Tuesday, May 21. The Lady Raiders had a tremendous season where they led the team in doubles wins, going 28-6 overall and 20-4 in dual doubles, all at court one. They were named unanimous All-Big 1 First Team Doubles and were the position champions at court one doubles for the second-straight year after going 10-2 in conference. Breaking the program record in dual wins at court one, Komac and Sayfetdinova will make their debut in the NCAA Doubles Tournament on Tuesday.


Komac and Sayfetdinova are facing UNC’s No. 30-ranked Abbey Forbes and Reilly Tran. The Tar Heel duo played at court three doubles this year, boasting a 9-2 record at the position. Overall, they are 17-7 on the year with an 8-4 tournament record. Together, they have won a career 32 matches in doubles.


Release Provided By Casey Montalvo Texas Tech Athletics


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