SAN LUIS OBISPO – Junior Alexa Lee prevailed at No. 1 singles on Wednesday afternoon, but the Cal Poly women's tennis program suffered a 6-1 loss against No. 20 Texas Tech on Mustang Courts.
In doubles action, Lee and senior Jocelyn Davis fell to 8-4 in spring dual matches after falling at No. 1 against Texas Tech's Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo, 9-7. Mustang sophomores Kathryn Webb and Ane McPike dropped an 8-3 decision at No. 2 versus Nikki Sanders and Caroline Starck before fellow Cal Poly sophomores Jen Cornea and Gabby Gatewood were edged at No. 3 by Texas Tech's Elizabeth Ullathorne and Rashmi Teltumbde, 9-8.
In singles action, Lee returned at the top spot and evened her spring dual record at 6-6 by producing a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 victory versus Ullathorne. At No. 2, however, Davis fell against Adams, 6-2, 6-4, before Cornea was forced to retire at No. 3 against Teltumbde after trailing, 3-0, during the first set. Webb battled Starck at No. 4 before falling, 7-6, 6-3. Gatewood dropped a 6-0, 7-5 decision at No. 5 against Sanders before Texas Tech completed its victory at No. 6 with Kilgo besting McPike, 6-3, 6-1.
"Today was a really fun battle with great tennis on all of the courts," first-year Cal Poly head coach Damon Coupe said. "Texas Tech is a very good team and I thought that we played them tough. I'm really proud of Alexa for battling so hard today and coming back in the super-tiebreaker to win."
Cal Poly (6-6) continues its four-match home stand on Sunday, March 11 versus No. 60 Santa Clara. Action on Mustang Courts gets underway at 11 a.m.