Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 25 Nebraska women's tennis team (1-2, 0-0 Big Ten) fell to No. 18 Texas Tech (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) in Sunday's consolation match 4-1 at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers dropped the doubles point, then moved on to claim just one singles match before ultimately losing the match.
Beginning the match at doubles, Texas Tech's Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde swept Nebraska's Lisa Andersson and Hannah Sulz 6-0 at the No. 2 position while at the No. 1 spot the Red Raiders' No. 25-ranked Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo toppled NU's Maggy Lehmicke and Mary Hanna 6-2. The No. 3 match between TTU's Sarah Toti and Lynn Kiro and the Huskers' Izabella Zgierska and Maike Zeppernick went unfinished.
Headed into singles, the Red Raiders led the match 1-0. Texas Tech pushed the lead to 2-0 at the No. 3 singles where TTU's Sanders scorched Nebraska's Hanna 6-2, 6-0 while at the No. 5 position the Red Raiders' Adams outpaced NU's Zeppernick 6-1, 6-3. The Huskers' No. 63-ranked Lehmicke pulled out a three-set tie-breaker victory over Texas Tech's No. 58-ranked Kenna Kilgo 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) at the No. 1 spot. With the match score at 3-1 in favor of Tech, the match was decided at the No. 2 position where TTU's Rashmi Teltumbde defeated Nebraska's Zgierska 6-3, 6-2. The remaining two matches went unfinished at the No. 4 and 6 spots.
Next up for the Huskers is a home match that hosts Kansas on Friday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m.
No. 25 Nebraska - 1
No. 18 Texas Tech - 4
1. No. 63 Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. No. 58 Kenna Kilgo (TTU) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) def. Izabella Zgierska (NU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Nikki Sanders (TTU) def. Mary Hanna (NU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Lisa Andersson (NU) vs. No. 92 Lynn Kiro (TTU) DNF
5. Samantha Adams (TTU) def. Maike Zeppernick (NU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Hannah Sulz (NU) vs. Sarah Toti (TTU) DNF
Order of finish (3, 5, 1, 2)
1. No. 25 Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Maggy Lehmicke/Mary Hanna (NU) 6-2
2. Nikki Sanders/Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) def. Lisa Andersson/Hannah Sulz (NU) 6-0
3. Sarah Toti/Lynn Kiro (TTU) vs. Izabella Zgierska/Maike Zeppernick (NU) DNF
Order of finish (2, 1)