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Tech women finish '09 campaign in quarterfinals of OVC Tournament

PADUCAH, Ky. - Jacksonville State was looking for revenge on the team that elminated it from the post season last year, and found it. The fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech women's tennis team fell to the fourth-seeded Gamecocks, 5-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2009 OVC Championships Friday.

"We had some really good moments this season," said coach Dan Silverstein. "There is a lot to build on for next season."

Sophomore Kelly Holtzhausen finshed the spring as one of the best seasons in Tech history. She dropped just six sets all spring, finishing with a 14-3 individual record in singles play.

In the OVC Tournament, Tech got its lone win at number three doubles when the duo of freshman Laura Porras and sophomore Diana Woodcock picked up the 8-4 win over Kristen Fuller and Kimberly Ferris.

Silverstein finishes his first season at the helm 6-3 in the conference and 7-10 overall. After placing in a tie for third in the OVC, Tech was seeded fifth this season at the OVC Championships moving up from the sixth seed from 2008.