The Morning Stake: February 29th


Texas Tech Falls in Straight Sets. The men’s team fell in straight sets to No. 4 Wake Forest yesterday afternoon, dropping Texas Tech to 15-2 on the year.

“This wasn’t our best day in terms of play, competing and energy level,” Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. “When you play a team like Wake Forest, you can’t expect to be able to fight back from a bad start. Basically, we didn’t show up to start the match. We had some hope during a few of the second sets in singles but couldn’t get the job done. Hopefully, this is an experience we will learn from. We have a few weeks to improve and get ready for a tough round of matches.”

As the story notes, the men’s tennis team has only lost to the No. 1 team, North Carolina, and No. 4 Wake Forest. Up next, California, where Texas Tech will play in the San Diego Invitational.


Texas Tech Splits Sunday. Teh softball team beat Illinois State, 5-3, and lost to No. 5 LSU, also by a score 5-3. Teh softball team is 6-10 on the year and here’s head coach Adrian Gregory:

“How could you not be happy with our result this weekend,” said head softball coach Adrian Gregory. “I was proud of the way Cheyene Powell and Mattison Maisel came out in the second game. We knew that LSU would have a game plan for them and they both came out and competed and gave us a chance. We had the ball hit where we wanted it a number of times where we just didn’t make a play here or there, but I thought our pursuit was spot-on.”


Texas Tech Goes 2-1 for the Weekend. The baseball team was knocked around a bit yesterday, falling to Arkansas 10-6, but had a very successful weekend by going 2-1. That link there has recaps to all of the games and. Texas Tech ended up beating No. 9 Houston and No. 6 Louisiana, before losing to No. 18 Arkansas. Texas Tech hosts New Mexico State for a mid-week series Tuesday and Wednesday.

And to top it all off, Texas Tech will return to the Shriners College Classic in 2017 in a Big 12 / SEC sort of tournament along with TCU, Baylor, Texas A&M, LSU and Ole Miss.

Also per that link, 2B Michael Davis was named to the all-tournament team:

Davis, who started all three games at second base for the Red Raiders (6-2), hit .583 overall (7-for-12) for the tournament with two RBI, a double and a pair of stolen bases. His .583 average was the highest among all-tournament team honorees.


More on NFL Combine.

De’Andre Washington tweeted that he had a good weekend and Branden Jackson was in the last group of defensive linemen, where he measured at 6’4″/273, 32 3/8″ arm length and 10 1/4 hand length and the following measurements:

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