Women's Tennis Falls to #27 Washington

Sunday, March 9, 2008

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The University of Texas at Tyler women’s tennis team fell to twenty-seventh ranked Washington-St. Louis, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon in Hilton Head, S.C.

Top flight Rachel Anders (Lindale, Texas) and senior Nicole Barrett (Allen, Texas) each won their singles matches. Anders won her match in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, while Barrett won her match by rallying from one set down, 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.

Anders and her partner junior Beth Launius (LaGrange, Texas) picked up the only other win for the Patriots by defeating Washington’s No. 1 doubles team, 8-2.

With the loss, the Patriots fall to 8-2 on the year, while the Bears improved to 4-1.

UT Tyler will play their final game of their spring break trip to Hilton Head on Monday. The Patriots will face Dickinson at 9 a.m.