The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: January 24th

The track teams finish 2nd and 3rd in the quadrangular, while the tennis teams roll. Plus, more football recruiting updates.

Track & Field

Track Teams Finish 2nd and 3rd. The track teams finished 2nd and 3rd in the Texas A&M Quadrangular, the men finishing 2nd and the women finishing 3rd.

Tennis

Men Move to 4-0. The men’s tennis team moves to 4-0 after taking down #17 Ole Miss in Austin earlier today. The men will take on #20 Florida tomorrow. Here’s head coach Brett Masi:

“We didn’t play our best tennis, and I thought we played a little uptight at first,” Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. “That’s expected when you go on the road for the first time. I thought the six matches we played last weekend helped us out a lot during today’s action. Hugo (Dojas) played a great singles match. Jolan (Cailleau) and Bjorn (Thomson) are rolling and playing solid tough singles. All three did a great job of executing their game plans today.”

Ladies Win First Match. The ladies won their first match of the year as they take down #60 Oregon and will play Illinois tomorrow. Here’s head coach Todd Petty:

“I think the thing I was most impressed about was how we played doubles at two and three,” Texas Tech head coach Todd Petty said. “It’s been our emphasis right from the get-go, and I thought we played really well in those positions. I think we had a case of first match nerves. Doubles started pretty slow, but I’ll give Oregon credit on that, too. They came out fired up, and they were loud and intense. It kind of got us on our heels early. We responded well, but we’re going to have to grow up fast and get better as a group because tomorrow isn’t going to be any easier.”

Lady Raiders Basketball

Lady Raiders Take on Kansas State. The Lady Raiders will host Kansas State today at 2:00 pm. Kansas State is 13-5, 3-4 on the year, while the Lady Raiders are 10-8, 1-6. Here’s head coach Candi Whitaker:

“I think Kansas State has played with more energy in these past three wins,” Texas Tech head coach Candi Whitaker said. “Their zone has been more effective. You will probably see four to five different defenses from them over the course of a game, and they have smart kids that can handle and execute those game plans. They have kept opponents out of rhythm.”

Football

Two Days Down. Strength and Conditioning coach Rusty Whitt is two days down working out the team. Six weeks left.

Recruiting Updates.

Not sure if Coleman makes it to Lubbock next weekend, which was the initial plan.

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