March 16, 2014
Dominique Harmath's sixth consecutive singles win delivered the clinching point as the 26th ranked Rice women's tennis team capped an unbeaten weekend with a 4-0 decision over Tulane at City Park Pepsi Center in New Orleans on Sunday.
The match was delayed over three hours by rain, and began with singles play which allowed the Owls to quickly clinch the match with straight set wins by Alison Ho, Katherine Ip, Kimberly Anicente and Haramth.
"It was good to see the team be adaptable today," Rice head coach Elizabeth Schmidt said. "Starting with singles is different but they didn't miss a beat. Overall, it was a solid weekend and we are proud of the fight our team showed."
After Anicete opened the scoring with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Emily Dvorak, Ip and Ho both extended their own winning streaks to extend the lead to 3-0. Ip improved to 8-3 in dual action with her fourth straight win, while Ho won her third straight to post her 10th win in 14 decisions (second on the team to Harmath's 11-3 record).
The wins for Anicete and Harmath allowed them to continue their rise up the Owls' career singles chart. Anicete improved her career mark to 91-37, one win shy of tying Blair DiSesa (92-59) for fifth on the career win list, while Harmath's win was her 87th, matching Elle Lewis for seventh on the career list.
Rice will have next weekend off before returning to dual action on March 25 when the Owls host Missouri.
Tennis Match Results
Rice vs Tulane
3/16/2014 at New Orleans, La.
(City Park Pepsi Center)
#26 Rice 4, Tulane 0
1. #73 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) vs. #60 Natalie Beazant (RICE) 7-5, 4-1, unfinished
2. #110 Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Ipek Birol (TLN) 6-0, 6-3
3. #85 Katherine Ip (RICE) def. Jacqui Katz (TLN) 6-0, 6-1
4. Meredith Maltby (TLN) vs. Liat Zimmermann (RICE) 5-7, unfinished
5. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) def. Emily Dvorak (TLN) 6-0, 6-1
6. Alison Ho (RICE) def. Margaux Hyman (TLN) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles not held
Rice 9-5; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (5,3,6,2)
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