This item originally appeared in the March 24, 2005 issue of The Tech Talk.
By KYLE ROBERTS
Contributing Sports Editor
Tech tennis is serving up success in the 2005 campaign under the watchful eye of head coach Terrence DeJongh by beating both Harding University 6-3 and University of Texas-San Antonio 6-1 but losing a close match to Texas State 4-3.
Tech took the road win from Harding on March 18, even without senior Holly Ready, who attended a postgraduate school interview.
"This was a very big win for us because we went in two points down without Holly being with us," DeJongh said.
"It made it a little tough because of instead of automatically defaulting one point, this time it was two. Harding is a Division II school, and they use the nine-point system scoring all matches instead of the seven-point system used in Division I that only allows for one doubles point determined by the overall school winning the majority of the doubles matches."
Anabella Duque, Monica Kelly, Avril Martinez, and Saharai Uriarte all brought home singles wins from Searcy, Ark., for Tech while the duos of Martinez and Kelly with Uriarte and Duque won No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.
The victory over Harding came after a three-week off period after Tech topped UTSA 6-1 in San Antonio, Texas, with singles wins from Duque, Kelly, Martinez, Ready and Uriate.
Teams of Martinez and Kelly with Ready and Uriate both garnered doubles victories.