UT Tyler women improve to 16-2 with 8-1 win at TLU

Saturday, April 2, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

SEGUIN – The No. 36-ranked UT Tyler women’s tennis team cruised to an 8-1 non-conference win over Texas Lutheran on Saturday at the TLU varsity courts.

UT Tyler (16-2) would roll to three doubles wins against the Bulldogs (6-10) and five singles wins. Tori Musngi earned two of those victories, starting with an 8-4 first doubles win with partner Mary Alice Blacketer and then a 6-2, 6-0 second singles win. Musngi and Blacketer are now 14-4 on the season as a first doubles team and Musngi now has 10 singles wins. At third doubles, Lauren Kuhn and Kaitlyn Huskey would improve to 15-1 on the season together with an 8-3 win and Alexandra McKissick and Nicole Musngi are now 14-2 after securing an 8-3 second doubles win.

Kuhn would also take a third singles win with a 6-0, 6-3 decision to improve to 12-4 in singles play and McKissick is now 12-5 in her freshman year after a 7-5, 6-2 fourth singles win. Nicole Musngi took a 6-2, 6-1 fifth singles win and is now 64-18 in her career in singles play and 69-26 in doubles at UT Tyler. Janae Warren won the 47th match of her career after coming back from a 2-6 loss to open her sixth singles match to take the subsequent sets 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) to give the Patriots the 8-1 win in Seguin.

UT Tyler will return to American Southwest Conference action next Saturday with a home dual match against Ozarks starting at 9 a.m. at the Summers Tennis Center.  

Singles competition
1. Sofia Vega (TLU-WOM) def. Mary Alice Blacketer (UTTW) 6-1, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Tori Musngi (UTTW) def. Alli McLain (TLU-WOM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) def. Madison Dyer (TLU-WOM) 6-0, 6-3
4. Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) def. Macy Elliott (TLU-WOM) 7-5, 6-2
5. Nicole Musngi (UTTW) def. Joni Baxley (TLU-WOM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Janae Warren (UTTW) def. Megan Ingram (TLU-WOM) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
Doubles competition
1. Mary Alice Blacketer/Tori Musngi (UTTW) def. Sofia Vega/Alli McLain (TLU-WOM) 8-4
2. Alexandra McKissick/Nicole Musngi (UTTW) def. Brooke Taylor/Madison Dyer (TLU-WOM) 8-3
3. Lauren Kuhn/Kaitlyn Huskey (UTTW) def. Macy Elliott/Joni Baxley (TLU-WOM) 8-3