The Texas Tech women’s tennis team began Big 12 Conference play with a bang Sunday, defeating No. 28 Oklahoma 6-1 at McLeod Tennis Center.
The No. 21 Lady Raiders (10-4, 1-0 in Big 12 play) swept the doubles point and lost just two sets all day.
Tech clinched the win when Rashmi Teltumbde defeated Whitney Ritchie, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2 singles.
Samantha Adams, Elizabeth Ullathorne, Caroline Starck and Nikki Sanders won their singles matches, with Adams defeating Herman Brhane in three sets.
Tech continues Big 12 play at 6 p.m. Friday against league newcomer West Virginia at McLeod Tennis Center.
TEXAS TECH 6, OKLAHOMA 1
Singles: Samantha Adams, Tech, def. Herman Brhane, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Rashmi Teltumbde, Tech, def. Whitney Ritchie, 6-3, 6-4; Mia Lancaster, Oklahoma, def. Kenna Kilgo, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Elizabeth Ullathorne, Tech, def. Abbi Melrose, 6-4, 6-2; Caroline Starck, Tech, Whitney Wofford, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Nikki Sanders, Tech, def. Emma Devine, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6).
Doubles: Adams-Kilgo, Tech, def. Brhane-Ritchie, 8-7 (7-3); Sanders-Teltumbde, Tech, def. Devine-Wofford, 8-5; Ullathorne-Starck, Tech, Lancaster-Melrose, 8-2.
SANTEE, Calif. — The Texas Tech softball team closed out its California road trip Sunday with a 6-0 victory against Marist in the San Diego State Classic.
The Red Raiders (25-9) bounced back from a 3-0 loss to the host Aztecs late Saturday.
Pitcher Brittany Talley led the way against Marist, tossing a complete-game shutout with five hits and two walks. She struck out seven.
The Red Raiders got on the board first in the bottom of the third with a pair of two-out runs. After Shelby Johnson walked, Katelyn Williams hit an inside-the-park home run for all the offense Tech needed.
The Red Raiders tacked on four more in the fourth, taking advantage of Marist mistakes. Tech had only four hits in the game. Samantha Camello finished with two RBIs.
In Saturday’s loss to San Diego State, Rebecca Arbino outdueled Cara Custer, allowing only two hits from the Red Raiders. The Aztecs didn’t fare much better against Custer, but had enough timely hits in the sixth to plate three runs.
The Red Raiders have one last road trip before Big 12 Conference play, as they head to Las Vegas for the Rebel Classic.
Tech begins the four-game tournament at 4:30 p.m. Friday against Tulsa and p.m. Friday against UNLV.
San Diego State Classic
TEXAS TECH 6, MARIST 0
Marist 000 000 0 — 0 5 2
Tech 002 400 x — 6 4 0
Lewis, Osterhaus (4) and Zahka; Talley and Elkins. W—Talley (9-4). L—Lewis (2-2). 2B—Tech, Kenney. HR—Williams (7). Record: Marist 6-7, Tech 25-9.
Saturday’s late result
SAN DIEGO STATE 3, TEXAS TECH 0
Tech 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
SDSU 000 003 x — 3 3 0
Custer and Elkins; Arbino and May. W—Arbino (10-7). L—Custer (10-3). 2B—Tech, Williams. HR—SDSU, Bauer (8). Records: Tech 24-9, SDSU 19-12.
Track and field
SAN DIEGO — Texas Tech sophomore Cierra White won the 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday at San Diego State’s Aztec Invitational, two of the nine first-place finishes recorded by Tech athletes Saturday in their first outdoor meet of the season.
White won the 100 in 11.68 seconds and the 200 in 22.91. The latter was the fastest ever run by a Tech woman’s sprinter.
Sophomore Kole Weldon, coming off a runner-up finish in the shot put in the NCAA indoor championships, opened the outdoor season with a throw of 63 feet, 9 inches to win the event.
Indoor all-American hurdler Katie Grimes won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.48 seconds into a 2.0 meters per second headwind.
Tech won both 1,600-meter relays. The women’s team of Christen Rivers, Tiffany Tarver, Olivia Lewis and Amoy Blake ran 3:36.94, winning by more than five seconds. The men’s team of Isaiah Gill, Dwayne Extol, Kenneth Williams and Joseph Richards III ran a 3:12.70.
Tech runners finished 1-2-3 in the invitational section of the 400 meters: Gill (47.31), Richards III (47.64) and Williams (48.05).
Hannah Carson, in her first competition since suffering a major knee injury last spring, won the javelin (164-5), and Kyal Meyers won the men’s invitational pole vault (17-0).
On Friday, JaCorian Duffield won the open division high jump (6-113/4) and Extol won the open division 400 hurdles (52.16). Tech women’s winners Friday in open division events were Blake in the 200 (24.18), Candace Jackson in the 400 (54.24) and LeTristan Pledger in the 100 hurdles (13.61).