Longhorns take the doubles point and sweep the singles session en route to their fourth straight conference win.
AUSTIN – No. 22 Texas (8-8, 4-0 Big 12) took a hard-fought doubles point and swept the singles session on its way to a 7-0 win over West Virginia (4-11, 0-4 Big 12) Sunday afternoon at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Texas’ Lina Padegimaite and Annat Rabinovich led off with an 8-2 win over WVU’s Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui at third doubles. West Virginia responded with a win at first doubles, but UT’s Elizabeth Begley and Aeriel Ellis clinched the doubles point for Texas with an 8-4 win over Emily Mathis and Audrey Wooland at second doubles.
Texas quickly put away the Mountaineers and nailed down its fourth straight conference win. Padegimaite shut out WVU’s Tsui at fifth singles, 6-0, 6-0 before Begley notched a 6-0, 6-2 win over Mathis at fourth singles. Texas clinched the match at first singles, where Ellis notched a 6-1, 6-3 over Wooland.
UT’s 52nd-ranked Breaunna Addison dealt WVU’s Hailey Barrett a 6-2, 6-0 defeat at second singles, and UT sophomore Annat Rabinovich posted a 6-0, 7-5 win over Toidze at sixth singles. Noel Scott closed out the 7-0 Texas win with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Iktesh Chahal at third singles.
Texas resumes its spring schedule on Sunday, March 31 when it hosts SMU.
No. 22 Texas 6, West Virginia 1
Doubles – Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1 Hailey Barrett/Iktesh Chahal (WVU) def. No. 19 Breaunna Addison/Noel Scott (UT) 8-6
2 Elizabeth Begley/Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Emily Mathis/Audrey Wooland (WVU) 8-4
3 Lina Padegimaite/Annat Rabinovich (UT) def.Irinka Toidze/Vivian Tsui (WVU) 8-2
Singles – Order of Finish: 5, 4, 1, 2, 6 ,3
1. No. 42 Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Audrey Wooland (WVU) 6-1, 6-3
2. No. 52 Breaunna Addison (UT) def. Hailey Barrett (WVU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Noel Scott (UT) def. Iktesh Chahal (WVU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Emily Mathis (WVU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Lina Padegimaite (UT) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Irinka Toidze (WVU) 6-0, 7-5