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Tennis Falls at Texas Tech, 5-2

Sufi, Parkison both win in singles

February 23, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior Hala Sufi and freshman Stephanie Parkison both won in singles, but 53rd-ranked Texas Tech took all three doubles outings and the other four singles matches for a 5-2 victory over Middle Tennessee Friday at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Middle Tennessee (3-5) lost its fifth match to a ranked foe this season.

In doubles the Red Raiders won all three matches, the final one in a tiebreaker.

At No. 3, TTU's Anne Sophie Fankam and Kerryn Potgieter defeated Parkison and Pooja Kommireddi, 8-3, before Brenna Jackson and Lakann Wagley won 8-2 at No. 2 over Marlene Chemin and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom.

At No. 1, TTU's Janet Durham and Samantha van der Drift defeated Sufi and Claudia Szabo, 8-6, in the tiebreaker.

In singles the Red Raiders won the first three completed matches to claim the team victory.

Wagley won 6-3, 6-0, at No. 2 over Siljestrom before Potgieter defeated Szabo, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5. Durham clinched the team victory with a 6-1, 6-3, triumph over Chemin at No. 3, and Maria Jose Andres won 7-5, 6-0, against Kommireddi at No. 6.

Sufi, ranked 53rd nationally in singles this week, defeated van der Drift, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 1, and Parkison won 7-5, 6-7 (10), 12-10, at No. 4.

Middle Tennessee faces Air Force on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Lubbock.

#53 Texas Tech 5, Middle Tennessee State 2
SINGLES

1. Hala Sufi (MT) def. Samantha van der Drift (TTU), 6-4, 6-0
2. Lakann Wagley (TTU) def. Ann-Kristin Siljestrom (MT), 6-3, 6-0
3. Janet Durham (TTU) def. Marlene Chemin (MT), 6-1, 6-3
4. Stephanie Parkison (MT) def. Anne Sophie Fankam (TTU), 7-5, 6-7 (10), 12-10
5. Kerryn Potgieter (TTU) def. Claudia Szabo (MT), 6-3, 6-2
6. Maria Jose Andres (TTU) def. Pooja Kommireddi (MT), 7-5, 6-0
Order of Finish: 2,5,3*,6,1,4

DOUBLES
1. Durham-van der Drift (TTU) def. Sufi-Szabo (MT), 8-7 (6)
2. Brenna Jackson-Wagley (TTU) def. Chemin-Siljestrom (MT), 8-2
3. Fankam-Potgeiter (TTU) def. Kommireddi-Parkison (MT), 8-3
Doubles: 3,2*,1

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