The Morning Stake: Men’s and Women’s Tennis Advance; Women’s Golf Makes a Move

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams advance in their respective NCAA Championship brackets, while the women’s golf team makes a move in their NCAA Regional.  Plus, a bit more on the new deputy athletic director.

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Women’s Tennis Beats New Mexico State. Toddy Petty and the women’s team easily beat New Mexico State yesterday, 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Championships, moving their record to20-6 for the year and will play LSU at noon on Saturday. The match time has been moved up as a result of expected high winds today. Here’s Petty:

“I thought we played well. I thought we handled the first round nerves and pressure really well,” said seventh-year head coach Todd Petty. “The energy was really good in the doubles, I thought it slipped a little in the singles, but they were composed and professional about how they approached the match. They did what they needed to do.”

Men’s Tennis Beats UCSB. The men’s team and head coach Tim Siegel beat UC-Santa Barbara, 4-2, yesterday in the first round of the NCAA Championships. They will take on UCLA at 5:00 pm today to advance to the next round. Here’s Siegel:

“We played very well in doubles. We had great energy from the start,” said 23rd-year head coach Tim Siegel. “Alex (Sendegeya) and Jolan (Cailleau) played very well to get us to 3-0 and then Felipe (Soares) played a great third set to get us the victory. I was very impressed with UCSB. They played hard and were very scrappy. It was great to get a win in the NCAAs and now we need to get ready for UCLA.”

Women’s Golf Moves to 7th. This was a huge move by the women’s golf team as they shot 5-under to move up four spots in the NCAA Women’s Golf Regional. The top six teams advance to the NCAA Championship. The final found starts for these ladies at 7:30 am.

Hocutt and Texas Tech Hire Deputy AD. LAJ’s Don Williams writes about athletic director Kirby Hocutt’s new hire of Chad Weiberg as the deputy athletic director, which is the second in command at Texas Tech. Here’s Hocutt on Weiberg:

“No question, I think he will be a tremendous asset for us as we continue to move forward with the Campaign for Fearless Champions and also will be tremendous for us as we look to continue to expand and build on the historic success that we’ve recently had with the Red Raider Club,” Hocutt said. “I think Chad’s experience and his counsel will be tremendous assets for us in those areas, but also much more broadly than that, I think he will bring tremendous leadership to all of our units as he serves as (chief operating officer) for the athletics department.”

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