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Quick start not enough as Tech drops to 34th Kansas

LAWARENCE, Kan. – Despite winning the doubles point and winning in straight sets Kailey Evansthe 41st-ranked Texas Tech women’s tennis program fell 4-2 to 34th-ranked Kansas on Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Tech (9-7, 1-3 Big 12) got off to a fast start, winning two of three doubles matches. Cristina Tiglea and Marguerite Skriabina picked up a decisive 6-4 victory on court two, before Avelina Sayfetdinova and Kailey Evans sealed the point with a 7-5 victory on the first court.

In singles, Evans was Tech’s clutch again, winning a second-set tiebreaker to seal a 6-4, 7-6 victory on court five. After losing the first set 4-6, Skriabina bounced back to win the second set 6-2, before the match was called off midway through the third set.

With the setback, Texas Tech saw its two-game winning streak shattered.

Texas Tech returns home to the McLeod Tennis Complex for the first time since Feb. 19 on Wednesday afternoon when SMU visits Lubbock. The first service is fixed at 4 p.m.

Tech has already beaten the Mustangs once this season, a 4-2 victory on March 6.