ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 6 Lady Raiders are set for the NCAA Championships Round of 16 as they take on No. 11 Auburn on Friday at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
First serve is set for 11 a.m. CT on the McWhorter Courts. The winner advances to the quarterfinals to face the winner of No. 3 Ohio State and South Carolina. The match will be streamed online and live stats are available at GeorgiaDogs.com.
Texas Tech (26-4) has won 19 of its last 20 matches, only dropping the regular season finale to TCU. The Lady Raiders won Big 12 regular season and tournament championships for the first time in program history and clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 for the third straight year.
Auburn (25-10) fell to top-ranked Florida in the SEC Championship semifinals before winning the NCAA Auburn Regional. The Tigers defeated Florida State in the regional finals, 4-2, to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.
Earlier this season, the Lady Raiders faced Auburn in the championship match of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Texas Tech won the doubles point and Katelyn Jackson gave the Lady Raiders a 2-1 lead with a two-set win. Auburn closed it out with wins on courts one and three, taking the match 4-2.
The Lady Raiders have a 22-4 record when clinching the doubles point. In singles, Texas Tech is 90-36 in dual matches, led by All-American Gabriela Talaba who broke the school record for most wins at the No. 1 position in a season (21).
Junior Sabrina Federici has only one loss in dual matches this season and a perfect 13-0 record when playing at the No. 5 position.
Visit www.TexasTech.com for the latest news and information on the women's tennis program. Fans also can follow the program and live match updates on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/TechWomensTennis and @TexasTechTennis on Twitter.
2016 NCAA Tournament
Friday, May 19 -- Round of 16
Match 1: No. 15 Duke v. No. 2 North Carolina – 9 a.m.
Match 2: No. 10 Michigan v. No. 7 Stanford – 9 a.m.
Match 3: No. 11 Auburn v. No. 6 Texas Tech – Noon
Match 4: No. 14 South Carolina v. No. 3 Ohio State – Noon
Match 5: No. 5 Georgia v. No. 12 Pepperdine – 4 p.m.
Match 6: No. 13 California v. No. 4 Vanderbilt – 4 p.m.
Match 7: Texas A&M v. No. 1 Florida – 7 p.m.
Match 8: No. 9 Oklahoma State v. No. 8 Georgia Tech – 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 -- Quarterfinals
Match 9: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner -- 12 p.m.
Match 10: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner -- 12 p.m.
Match 11: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner -- 4 p.m.
Match 12: Match 7 winner vs. Match 8 winner -- 4 p.m.