Tennis hosts Rice in Spring Finale - Friday at 1pm (L 4-0)


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ABOUT THE OWLS
Rice comes into the Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility on Friday with a 12-7 record, defeating Florida International University in their last match, 4-0. Sophomore Michaela Haet leads the team at Flight 1 in singles, while Priya Niezgoda and Anastasia Smirnov take the first court in doubles.


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Not sure what happened, but it looks like play was suspended at some point yesterday during singles action. Looks like Rice took the doubles point based on what was online.


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In doubles, junior Ndindi Ndunda and freshman Sophie Geritsdropped the match at Court 2, falling to Victoria Smirnova and Priya Niezgoda, 6-1. To clinch the first point of the day, the Owls were able to snatch the win at Flight 1 from junior Mimi Kendall-Woseley and freshman Elena Tairyan, 6-3.

Moving into the singles, the Cougars struggled to close the first sets. The second point for the Owls came from Victoria Smirnova, who defeated Ndunda on Court 2, 6-0, 6-1. Next, freshman Jovana Vukovic dropped the third point at Flight 3, 6-4, 6-4. While Gerits won the first set at Court 3, junior PhonexayChitdara lost her match in a tough loss against Anna Bowtell, 6-3, 6-3. The Owls clinched the match on Court 5, topping the Cougars, 4-0.