Jan. 31, 2015
Natalie Beazant and Solomiya Zinko ground out three-set wins and Rice opened by taking the doubles point, but the 23rd ranked Texas Longhorns struck back with four singles wins to take a 4-3 dual victory over Rice at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center in Austin on Saturday.
The 32nd ranked Owls (1-3) opened strongly, capturing the doubles point thanks to wins on the first two courts, but the Longhorns (2-1) responded with wins in the middle of the lineup to clinch the match.
Zinko rebounded from a loss in her second set to take a third-set tiebreaker over Lana Groenvynck , 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (4), while Beazant closed out the afternoon's action with a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 verdict over the Longhorns' Breaunna Addison.
The Rice women will continue their stretch of road matches next weekend when they take on Ole Miss and Texas Tech in dual matches in Lubbock, Texas.
Tennis Match Results
Rice vs Texas
1/31/2015 at Austin, TX
(Weller Indoor Tennis Center)
#23 Texas 4, #32 Rice 3
1. #24 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. #84 Breaunna Addison (TEXAS) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5
2. Ryann Foster (TEXAS) def. Liat Zimmermann (RICE) 6-2, 6-3
3. Neda Koprcina (TEXAS) def. Katherine Ip (RICE) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
4. Ratnika Batra (TEXAS) def. Savannah Durkin (RICE) 6-4, 7-5
5. Danielle Wagland (TEXAS) def. Alison Ho (RICE) 6-1, 6-3
6. Solomiya Zinko (RICE) def. Lana Groenvynck (TEXAS) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)
1. Natalie Beazant/Liat Zimmermann (RICE) def. Breaunna Addison/Neda Koprcina (TEXAS) 6-4
2. Alison Ho/Katherine Ip (RICE) def. Ryann Foster/Danielle Wagland (TEXAS) 6-4
3. Ratnika Batra/Lana Groenvynck (TEXAS) def. Savannah Durkin/Solomiya Zinko (RICE) 6-2
Rice 1-3; National ranking #32
Texas 2-1; National ranking #23