Orlando, Fla. - Three Big 12 singles and doubles competitors advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tennis Championship at the USTA National Campus.
Texas Tech’s Felicity Maltby garnered a round of 16 victory at the NCAA Tennis Championship to earn the first singles quarterfinal spot in program history.
The 2019 Big 12 Player of the Year honoree took home Hawaii’s Petra Melounova in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0.
On the men’s side of singles competition, No. 3 Alex Rybakov captured a straight set victory over Hady Habib of Texas A&M to advance to the round of eight. The senior mark's the third player in Horned Frog history to reach the quarters.
The doubles tandem of No. 1-seeded Jimmy Bendeck/Sven Lah advanced to the quarterfinal round of the national tournament after knocking off Auburn’s Brandon Laubser/Tad Maclean, 7-6, 6-1.
Quartfinals action for both singles and doubles competition will continue on Thursday, May 23, with the semis set for Friday, May 24, and the finals to take place on Sunday, May 25.
Big 12 Singles Results at NCAA Tennis Championship
Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Katrina Stresnakova (OSU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. Anastasia Rychagova (KU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Petra Melounova (Hawaii) 7-5, 6-0
Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Hady Habib (Texas A&M) 6-4, 7-5
No. 5 Brandon Holt (USC) def. No. 9-16 Yuya Ito (UT) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Big 12 Doubles Results at NCAA Tennis Championship
No. 5-8 Anna Rogers/Alana Smith (NC State) def. Sofia Blanco/Catherine Gulihur (OSU) 6-4, 6-0
Martina Okalova/Vera Ploner (Tulsa) def. No. 5-8 Nina Khmelnitckaia/Janet Koch (KU) 6-7, 7-6, [10-3]
No. 1 Jimmy Bendeck/Sven Lah (BU) def. Brandon Laubser/Tad Maclean (Auburn) 7-6, 6-1