RECAP: @patriotstennis falls to Whitman in NCAA first round

Thursday, May 10, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist

CLAREMONT, California – The No. 37-ranked UT Tyler women’s tennis team had its season end with a 5-0 loss to No. 27 Whitman in the NCAA Division III first round on Thursday at Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

UT Tyler fell behind 3-0 after dropping all three doubles matches to start the regional opener. In first doubles, Marisa Quevedo and Victoria Kniffen dropped an 8-5 match while in second doubles Alexandra McKissick and Alexis Arrieta lost 8-3 in the first decision of the match. Emily Danielson and Lauren Kuhn had a 6-5 advantage in third doubles, but would fall 8-6 as the Blues took the three-win advantage into singles play.

Whitman would take a 4-0 lead over the Patriots with Savannah Seely dropping a 6-1, 6-3 match in fifth singles and the day ended with Lauren Kuhn losing a 6-2, 6-2 fourth singles decision. Matches were unfinished by Quevedo, Arrieta and McKissick with Whitman securing the team win.

UT Tyler finishes its season with a 16-8 overall record and having won the American Southwest Conference East Division regular-season championship and the ninth ASC Championship tournament title in program history.

#27 Whitman College 5, #37 UT Tyler 0
May 10, 2018 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Hill, Mary (WC-W) vs. Marisa Quevedo (UTTW) 6-2, 3-2, unfinished
2. Gu, Andrea (WC-W) vs. Alexis Arrieta (UTTW) 6-4, 4-3, unfinished
3. Sheng, Lori (WC-W) vs. Nancy Perez (UTTW) 5-2, 2-0, unfinished
4. Greenberg, Hanna (WC-W) def. Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Redkina, Anastasiya (WC-W) def. Savannah Seely (UTTW) 6-1, 6-3
6. Pak, Kattie (WC-W) vs. Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) 6-4, 1-0, unfinished 
Doubles competition
1. Greenberg, Hanna/Gu, Andrea (WC-W) def. Victoria Kniffen/Marisa Quevedo (UTTW) 8-5
2. Hill, Mary/Sheng, Lori (WC-W) def. Alexandra McKissick/Alexis Arrieta (UTTW) 8-3
3. Redkina, Anastasiya/Pak, Kattie (WC-W) def. Lauren Kuhn/Emily Danielson (UTTW) 8-6 
Match Notes
UT Tyler 16-8; National ranking #37
Whitman College 12-8; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4)
T-2:38 A-27