INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
MATCHUP: No. 34 Texas Tech (7-6) at No. 59 Nebraska (7-4)
DATE: Wednesday, March 16
LOCATION: Lincoln, Neb.
TIME: 11 a.m.
The No. 34 ranked Texas Tech women’s tennis program fell to No. 33 Baylor, 7-0 Sunday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center.
With the setback, Texas Tech (7-6, 0-2 Big 12) started 0-2 in Big 12 play for the first time since the 2013-14 season when Tech fell to Baylor and Texas. Tech opened Big 12 play on Friday afternoon with a 4-1 setback at No. 8 Texas.
Texas Tech got off to a slow start on Sunday, as Baylor (11-4, 2-0 Big 12) won the doubles point with a pair of 6-2 victories on court one and court three.
In singles play. No. 70 Avelina Sayfetdinova and Metka Komac both won the opening set of their matches before falling in a pair of 10-point third-set tiebreakers. Sayfetdinova dropped an epic 15-13 battle on court three while Komac fell 10-7 on court five.
No. 20 Margarita Skriabina also fell Sunday, marking the first time she has lost in Big 12 play in her career. Skriabina was a perfect 6-0 a season ago, and did not play a conference match back in 2019-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nebraska enters Wednesday’s non-conference match with an overall record of 7-4. Winners of back-to-back matches, Nebraska opened Big 10 play back on Mar. 5 with a 4-1 victory over Minnesota. The Huskers won their last match back on Mar. 9, a 7-0 sweep over crosstown rival Omaha. So far this season Kristina Novak leads the way for UNL. Novak is an impressive 6-2 this spring, all at the No. 1 position. Texas Tech will be the third Big 12 team that the Huskers have played this season. UNL lost to Kansas back on Feb. 11 before defeating Kansas State back on Mar. 2.
Texas Tech will close out the aforementioned six-match road trip with a pair of matches at Kansas State and Kansas on Friday and Sunday. First serve against the Wildcats is set for 5 p.m. with the KU match scheduled for a Noon first serve.