March 29, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Despite two singles victories, the University of Tennessee women's tennis team fell 4-2 Friday night to the nation's third-ranked team Texas A&M at the Mitchell Tennis Center.
The loss snapped the Lady Vols three match win-streak dropping them to 8-7 overall and 5-3 in SEC play. The Aggies improved to 15-1 and stay perfect in SEC action at 8-0.
Texas A&M earned the first point of the night after capturing the doubles point thanks to wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and Wen Sun, 72nd in the nation, defeated Lady Vols Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson by an 8-1 score.
Texas A&M extended its lead to 2-0 as Stefania Hristov defeated Jesse Grace, playing in her first SEC match of the season , 6-0, 6-0.
The Lady Vols made things interesting by knotting the match at two-apiece after Tavares downed Sun 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles followed by a win by No. 38 Szekely over No. 68 Cristina Stancu, 6-2, 6-2 on court two. The win was Szekely's sixth over a ranked opponent this season and extended her winning streak to six matches.
But that would be all for the Lady Vols as the Aggies put points three and four on the board with wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to earn their 13th consecutive victory and remain perfect in conference action.
The Lady Vols will look to bounce back when they take on Missouri for the first time ever on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. The match between the two teams has been moved to St. Louis.
No. 3 Texas A&M 4, No. 23 Tennessee 2
March 29, 2013
George P. Mitchell Tennis Center
College Station, Texas
1. #5 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) vs. #21 Brynn Boren (UT), 5-7, 4-1 unfinished
2. #38 Kata Szekely (UT) def. #68 Cristina Stancu (TAMU), 6-2, 6-2
3. #43 Nazari Urbina (TAMU) def. Caitlyn Williams (UT), 6-1, 6-3
4. Ines Deheza (TAMU) def. Joanna Henderson (UT), 6-4, 6-3
5. Tiffany Tavares (UT) def. Wen Sun (TAMU), 6-2, 6-0
6. Stefania Hristov (TAMU) def. Jesse Grace (UT), 6-0, 6-0
Doubles (Texas A&M wins the point)
1. #7 Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) vs. #3 Boren/Szekely (UT), 4-5 unfinished
2. #72 Sanchez-Quintanar/Sun (TAMU) def. Henderson/Williams (UT), 8-1
3. I. Deheza/Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Tavares/Sarah Toti (UT), 8-2
Order of finish
Doubles: 2, 3 Singles: 6, 5, 2, 3, 4
Texas A&M: 15-1, 8-0 SEC
Tennessee: 8-7, 5-3 SEC