UT Tyler falls in regular-season finale at No. 24 Trinity

Saturday, April 16, 2016

SAN ANTONIO – UT Tyler senior Mary Alice Blacketer earned a hard-fought 6-7, 6-3, 10-6 first singles win over Trinity’s Marie Lutz on Saturday but it wasn’t enough as the Patriots dropped a 7-2 decision to the No. 24-ranked Tigers in the final regular season dual match of the year.

UT Tyler will this week’s American Southwest Conference Championship and will open the tournament with a 4:30 p.m. match on Thursday against Sul Ross. The three-day, eight-team tournament will conclude with an 11 a.m. championship match on Saturday at the Summers Tennis Center.

UT Tyler enters the postseason with an 18-3 record this season after taking on Trinity on Saturday. Blacketer is now 12-7 in singles play after her win which was the only singles victory for the Patriots. Kaitlyn Huskey and Lauren Kuhn continued their magical season with an 8-5 third doubles win to improve to 18-1 on the season.

ASC Women's Championship (At the Summers Tennis Center)
Quarterfinals, Thursday, April 21
Match 1: (E2) East Texas Baptist vs. (W3) Mary Hardin-Baylor, 9:00 a.m.
Match 2: (W1) Hardin-Simmons vs. (E4) LeTourneau, 11:30 a.m.
Match 3: (W2) UT Dallas vs. (E3) Univ. of Ozarks, 2:00 p.m.
Match 4: (E1) UT Tyler vs. (W4) Sul Ross State, 4:30 p.m.

Semifinals, Friday, April 22
Match 5: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2, 10:30 a.m.
Match 6: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 4:30 p.m.

Championship, Saturday, April 23
Match 7: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 11:00 a.m.


#24 Trinity University 7, #33 Texas-Tyler 2
Apr 16, 2016 at San Antonio, TX (Trinity University)  

Singles competition
1. Mary Alice Blacketer (UTTW) def. Marie Lutz (TUW) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 10-6
2. Caroline Kutach (TUW) def. Tori Musngi (UTTW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Liza Southwick (TUW) def. Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Andrea De Leon (TUW) def. Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Gabrielle Roe (TUW) def. Nicole Musngi (UTTW) 6-0, 6-2
6. Blaire Porter (TUW) def. Janae Warren (UTTW) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Marie Lutz/Liza Southwick (TUW) def. Mary Alice Blacketer/Tori Musngi (UTTW) 8-3
2. Caroline Kutach/Cheyenne Duncan (TUW) def. Nicole Musngi/Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) 8-4
3. Kaitlyn Huskey/Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) def. Blaire Porter/Andrea De Leon (TUW) 8-5