Huskies Suffer First Women's Tennis Loss
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Michigan Tech women's tennis team suffered its first setback of the season with a 6-3 loss at Ohio Dominican today. The host Panthers (2-1 overall, 2-1 GLIAC) won the GLIAC match by claiming two of the three doubles points and four of the six singles matches. The Huskies fell to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in league play with the loss.
Tech's top two singles players Natalia Lebedeva and Kwang Suthijindawong both kept their perfect records intact. Lebedeva, the reigning GLIAC Player of the Week, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles. Suthijindawong earned a 6-2, 6-0 triumph at No. 2. Both players are now 7-0 in singles in 2012-13.
Suthijindawong was also part of the third team point the Huskies secured when she paired with Kira Eck for an 8-0 sweep at No. 2 doubles.
The Huskies were close to wins at two other flights (and therefore the team win). No. 1 doubles was decided in a tiebreaker 9-8 (3). No. 6 singles was 7-5, 6-1 in favor of ODU.
"Natalia and Kwang played really well today, but we were a little overmatched in the middle of the lineup," said head coach Kevin Kalinec. "We'll need everyone to contribute as we try to turn things around tomorrow."
Michigan Tech will have a quick turnaround before a 10 a.m. match at Ashland Saturday (Sept. 15) morning.