Peet, Skryabina pick up ranked wins. Lady Raiders sweep TCU in doubles, split with Texas A&M in singles.
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Lady Raider women’s tennis team picked up six wins in their first nine matches at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge on Friday. Texas Tech swept TCU in doubles, and split singles with Texas A&M. The team also finished the first day of competition with two ranked singles wins, courtesy of sophomore Olivia Peet and freshman Margarita Skryabina.
The Lady Raiders opened the day in doubles, where they were matched up against the host Horned Frogs. Tech went 3-0 in those matches against their conference rivals, beginning with a 7-1 tiebreak win by freshman Lisa Mays and sophomore Nell Miller over TCU’s Chloe Hule and Stevie Kennedy. The win was Mays’ first collegiate victory.
Peet and Skryabina teamed up to earn a 6-4 win in their doubles match against Margaret Polk and Addy Guevara of TCU. Tech’s Reagan Collins and Kennedy Bridgforth finished off the doubles sweep for the Lady Raiders with a 6-3 win over Aleksa Cveticanin and Mercedes Aristegui.
In singles, the Lady Raiders took three of six matches from Texas A&M, who finished last season ranked No. 17. Peet, Skryabina and Mays kept rolling in singles to pick up wins in their matches.
Peet earned her first ranked win of the season with a three-set victory over No. 112 Tatiana Makarova. The Texas Tech sophomore dropped a tough first set, 5-7, but battled back to take the second and third for the 5-7. 6-3, 6-4 win. Peet is now 6-0 on the young fall season.
Skryabina notched the first ranked win of her college career on Friday with a three-set win over Texas A&M’s 58th-ranked Jayci Goldsmith. The Russian freshman outlasted Goldsmith, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the match. The win was also Skryabina’s first collegiate win.
Mays also earned her first collegiate win on the opening day of the tournament, handling A&M’s Riley McQuaid in straight sets, 7-6(4), 7-5, to move to 1-0 on the fall season.
Also competing on Friday were Lady Raiders Kennedy Bridgforth, Nell Miller and Isa Di Laura, who each dropped tough three-set matches.
Texas Tech will continue competition tomorrow with doubles against 2019 NCAA runners-up Georgia at 4:15 p.m., followed by singles play against TCU at 6:45 p.m.
Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge – Day One Results
Lisa Mays/Nell Miller (TTU) d. Chloe Hule/Stevie Kennedy (TCU): 7-6(1)
Olivia Peet/Margarita Skryabina (TTU) d. Margaret Polk/Addy Guevara (TCU): 6-4
Reagan Collins/Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU) d. Aleksa Cveticanin/Mercedes Aristegui (TCU) 6-3
Olivia Peet (TTU) d. No. 112 Tatiana Makarova (TAMU): 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Margarita Skryabina (TTU) d. No. 58 Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU): 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
Renee McBryde (TAMU) d. Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU): 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Lisa Mays (TTU) d. Riley McQuaid (TAMU): 7-6(4), 7-5
Lucia Quiterio (TAMU) d. Nell Miller (TTU): 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Jessica Anzo (TAMU) d. Isa Di Laura (TTU): 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-6(2)