Tech women's tennis squad tripped by Murray State, 5-2

Tech women's tennis squad tripped by Murray State, 5-2

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A couple of straight set victories in singles play and a win at No. 2 doubles were the highlights of the day for Tennessee Tech, but it wasn't enough to earn the win as the Golden Eagles were downed by Murray State, 5-2, in Ohio Valley Conference women's tennis action Saturday afternoon. 

The No. 2 doubles tandem of Leydi Zora and Katie Barnhill claimed an 8-6 victory over Lyndsay Ottosen and Cassidy Cunitz. Murray State posted wins at the other two doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the match. At No. 1, Angela McGahee and Ashley Canty took an 8-5 win from Victoria Cran and Frederike Kahl. At the No. 3 spot, Alexis Webb and Lindsey Wiseman won by an 8-4 count over Laura Porras and Diana Woodcock.

Woodcock got one of Tech's singles victories, downing Webb, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 2. The other Golden Eagle point came from Porras, with a 6-3, 6-3 decision at No. 5 over Wiseman.

Murray State claimed the other four singles points. At No. 1, McGahee was pushed to the limit by Zora before posting a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win. Cunitz downed Kahl, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 3 and Canty took a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Cran at No. 4. The No. 6 match went to Ottosen, 6-3, 6-0, over Barnhill to close the day's action.

The Golden Eagles will play Tuesday at Morehead State, then host Tennessee State Friday at 1 p.m.

Murray State 5, Tennessee Tech 2
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Tech Campus Courts/Cookeville, Tenn.

No. 1 – Angela McGahee (MUR) def. Leydi Zora, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
No. 2 – Diana Woodcock (TTU) def. Alexis Webb, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 – Cssidy Cunitz (MUR) def. Frederike Kahl, 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 – Ashley Canty (MUR) def. Victoria Cran, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 – Laura Porrras (TTU) def. Lindsey Wiseman, 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 – Lyndsay Ottosen (MUR) def. Katie Barnhill, 6-3, 6-0

No. 1 – McGahee/Canty (MUR) def. Cran/Kahl, 8-5
No. 2 – Zora/Barnhill (TTU) def. Ottosen/Cunitz, 8-6
No. 3 – Webb/Wiseman (MUR) def. Porras/Woodcock, 8-4 

Tennessee Tech 2-11/1-6 OVC
Murray State 6-8/3-2 OVC