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@patriotstennis cruises to 9-0 win over Kalamazoo

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

WACO – The UT Tyler women’s tennis team rolled to a 9-0 win over Kalamazoo College on Wednesday in a neutral-court match at the Waco Regional Tennis Center. The Patriots improved to 14-2 on the season and have now recorded six 9-0 wins.

Lauren Kuhn earned her team-leading 11th win of the season after taking a 6-2, 6-4 third singles win over Sabrina Dass and also claimed an 8-2 third doubles win with teammate Kaitlyn Huskey. Kuhn and Huskey are now 13-1 on the season for the Patriots in doubles play, while the first doubles team of Mary Alice Blacketer and Tori Musngi improved to 12-4 on the season with an 8-5 win over Kalamazoo to start the day. Blacketer would follow up the doubles win with a 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 first singles victory over Sarah Woods while Tori Musngi won her eighth singles match of the season with a 6-2, 6-2 second singles win.

In second singles it was a hard-fought victory for Nicole Musngi and Alexandra McKissick who earned a 9-8 (9) win over Maria Franco and Eloise Germic. McKissick, a freshman from Humble, also ran her singles record to 10-5 with a 6-0, 6-4 fourth singles win. Nicole Musngi took a 6-3, 6-2 fifth singles win and now has 62 career singles wins which is the fifth most in program history and one shy of Sydni Hermsdorf (2009-12) who finished her career with 63 singles wins. Lauren Giovannini is the program’s leader with 83 singles wins during her career from 2008-11. Nicole Musngi matched Giovannini though on the all-time doubles list on Wednesday with her 67th doubles win which is also the fifth most. Janae Warren would close out the UT Tyler sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 sixth singles win.

Kalamazoo fell to 3-5 on the season after its loss to the Patriots on Wednesday. KC started the week with a win over Texas Lutheran on Monday before falling to Trinity on Tuesday and will now head back north. 

UT Tyler will return to action at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a dual match against Cal Tech at the Summers Tennis Center.

SINGLES
1. Mary Alice Blacketer (UTTW) def. Sarah Woods (KZOO-W) 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
2. Tori Musngi (UTTW) def. Maria Franco (KZOO-W) 6-2, 6-2
3. Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) def. Sabrina Dass (KZOO-W) 6-2, 6-4
4. Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) def. Siani Johnson (KZOO-W) 6-0, 6-4
5. Nicole Musngi (UTTW) def. Alexandria Oswalt (KZOO-W) 6-3, 6-2
6. Janae Warren (UTTW) def. Sonal Bahl (KZOO-W) 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES

1. Mary Alice Blacketer/Tori Musngi (UTTW) def. Sarah Woods/Sabrina Dass (KZOO-W) 8-5
2. Alexandra McKissick/Nicole Musngi (UTTW) def. Maria Franco/Eloise Germic (KZOO-W) 9-8
3. Lauren Kuhn/Kaitlyn Huskey (UTTW) def. Katie Clark/Alexandria Oswalt (KZOO-W) 8-2

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