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After rain delay, tennis Titans beat Belle Plaine
After a rain delay, TCU’s Rosa Ruiz, playing singles, helped the Titan Tennis Team win their match against top-ranked Belle Plaine (5-0) on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Tri City United 4 Belle Plaine 3
The match began on Tuesday, Sept. 17, but rain suspended the final singles match between Ruiz and Grace Olson.
Titan coach Phil Murry said Ruiz eventually won the deciding match in “strong fashion”
“She had a 4-3 lead when play was suspended, and won the first two games to take on the first set,” he said. “She then went up 5-1 in the second before finally winning 6-3.”
Murry added that TCU had also won decisively at #3 singles, but had to battle #2 sincles in the early portion of the match and all the way through #3 doubles to win 7-5, 7-5.
Results - Singles:
#1 singles Ashley Morrison (BP) defeated Breanna Jaycox (TCU) 6-2, 6-0.
#2 singles Kori Lowe (TCU) defeated Jane Schneider (BP) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
#3 singles Courtney Hentges (TCU) defeated Ireland Lambrecht (BP) 6-1, 6-2.
#4 singles Rosa Ruiz (TCU) defeated Grace Olson 6-3, 6-3.
Results - Doubles:
#1 doubles Meghan Gavin and Bailey Gavin (BP) defeated Molly Tiede and Jessica O'Meara (TCU) 7-5, 6-1.
#2 doubles Rachel Schroers and Kate Schmit (BP) defeated Emily Holicky and Guadalupe Ruiz (TCU) 6-3, 7-5.
#3 doubles Chase Arndt and Lexi Briseno (TCU) defeated Savanna Schatz and Abby Brandt 7-5, 7-5.
The win for TCU puts their MRC conference record at 3-3, and Belle Plaine’s at 5-1.
TCU hosts Sibley East Thursday in Le Center.