@patriotstennis season ends in NCAA DIII Women's Regional

Friday, May 13, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The UT Tyler women’s tennis team had its impressive season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to Trinity on Friday at the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis West Regionals at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

UT Tyler, which won the American Southwest Conference Championship to earn the automatic bid to their eighth straight regional appearance, earned its win in third doubles with Kaitlyn Huskey and Lauren Kuhn taking an 8-4 win over Andrea De Leon and Blaire Porter. Kuhn and Huskey finished the year with a 22-1 record as doubles partners.

The Tigers advance to the second round of the regional tournament after taking an 8-4 first doubles win over Tori Musngi and Mary Alice Blacketer and then an 8-1 second doubles victory over Alexandra McKissick and Nicole Musngi.

Janae Warren would fall 6-0, 6-2 sixth singles loss, while Nicole Musngi had a 6-2, 6-3 fifth singles loss to end the match. Each of the other singles matches were unfinished with the Tigers clinching the win.

Singles competition
1. Marie Lutz (TUW2) vs. Mary Alice Blacketer (UTTW) 5-7, 1-3, unfinished
2. Caroline Kutach (TUW2) vs. Tori Musngi (UTTW) 6-0, 5-7, unfinished
3. Liza Southwick (TUW2) vs. Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) 6-3, 3-1, unfinished
4. Andrea De Leon (TUW2) def. Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) 6-3, 6-2
5. Cheyenne Duncan (TUW2) def. Nicole Musngi (UTTW) 6-2, 6-3
6. Blaire Porter (TUW2) def. Janae Warren (UTTW) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Liza Southwick/Marie Lutz (TUW2) def. Mary Alice Blacketer/Tori Musngi (UTTW) 8-4
2. Cheyenne Duncan/Caroline Kutach (TUW2) def. Alexandra McKissick/Nicole Musngi (UTTW) 8-1
3. Kaitlyn Huskey/Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) def. Andrea De Leon/Blaire Porter (TUW2) 8-4 
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,4)
NCAA Regionals