Tech sports roundup: No. 4 Georgia downs No. 8 Tech at ITA national

MADISON, Wisc. — Annette Goulak, Mariana Gould and Kennedy Shaffer won their singles matches Sunday, helping No. 4 Georgia beat No. 8 Texas Tech 4-1 in the consolation quarterfinals of the women’s ITA indoor national championships tennis tournament.

 

Shaffer’s 6-3, 7-5 victory over Felicity Maltby at No. 2 singles clinched the match for Georgia (5-1). Georgia was coming off a 4-3 loss Saturday to No. 9 Duke, and Texas Tech (5-2) was coming off a 4-1 loss to No. 5 North Carolina.

Sarah Dvorak scored the only point for the Lady Raiders with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph against Morgan Coppoc at No. 4 singles. Gabriela Talaba and Sabrina Federici were leading their singles match before Georgia closed out the victory.

ITA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

at Nielsen Tennis Stadium

Madison, Wisconsin

Consolation Quarterfinal

GEORGIA 4, TEXAS TECH 1

Note: Format is one point for winning best-of-three singles, which is played first, and one point for each singles match won. Georgia players listed first unless noted otherwise.

Singles: Gabriela Talaba, Texas Tech, led Katarina Jokic, 6-4, 5-3, match not completed; Kennedy Shaffer def. Felicity Maltby, 6-3, 7-5; Sabrina Federici, Texas Tech, led Marta Gonzalez, 6-1, 2-6, 1-0, match not completed; Sarah Dvorak, Texas Tech, def. Morgan Coppoc, 6-3, 6-2; Mariana Gould def. Lana Rush, 6-2, 6-3; Annette Goulak def. Reagan Collins, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Federici-Dvorak, Texas Tech, led Elena Christofi-Coppoc, 5-4, match not completed; Jokic-Gould def. Maltby-Talaba, 6-4; Shaffer-Goulak def. Rush-Alex Valenstein, 6-2.

Records: Texas Tech 5-2, Georgia 5-1

at Downtown Club at the Met, Houston

Men’s tennis

HOUSTON — Kevin Lam, in the lineup because of a teammate’s injury, outlasted Jackson Cobb 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Sunday, clinching a 4-3 victory for No. 6 Texas A&M over No. 24 Texas Tech.

Tech won the best-of-three doubles point with victories by Connor Curry and Tommy Mylnikov in the No. 1 spot and by Artem Kapshuk and Ilgiz Valiev at No. 3. But Texas A&M (5-1) rallied by winning four of the six singles matches.

Tech’s other wins came from Alex Sendegeya, a three-set victory at No. 3 singles, and Valiev, a straight-sets triumph at No. 4 singles.

“A great opportunity for us today,” Tech coach Brett Masi said. “They were shorthanded, and unfortunately we couldn’t come out on top. We played great in doubles again, and I’m really pleased with that. Hats off to Texas A&M for coming from behind.”

TEXAS A&M 4, TEXAS TECH 3

Note: Format is one point for winning best-of-three singles, which is played first, and one point for each singles match won.

Singles: Jordi Arconada, Texas A&M, def. Tommy Mylnikov, 6-0, 7-5; Valentin Vacherot, Texas A&M, def. Connor Curry, 6-3, 6-2; Alex Sendegeya, Texas Tech, def. Juan Carlos Aguilar, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Ilgiz Valiev, Texas Tech, def. A.J. Catanzariti, 6-4, 6-3; Barnaby Smith, Texas A&M, def. Artem Kapshuk, 6-2, 6-3; Kevin Lam, Texas A&M, def. Jackson Cobb, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: Curry-Mylnikov, Texas Tech, def. Arconada-Aguilar, 7-5; Vacherot-Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M, vs. Cobb-Sendegeya, 6-6, match not completed; Kapshuk-Valiev, Texas Tech, def. Smith-Catanzariti, 6-4.

Records: Texas Tech 11-3, Texas A&M 5-1.

Softball

COLLEGE STATION — Cold weather led to the cancellation of the last day of the Aggie Classic, including Texas Tech’s scheduled game against Boston College.

Tech opened the season by going 1-3 at the tournament, beating Boston College 4-2 and then losing to Houston, Texas A&M and Houston again.

Tech is back in action at Texas-Arlington at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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