Kaitlin Staines

NORMAN, Okla. – Texas Tech tennis newcomer Kaitlin Staines took home a singles title, while the Lady Raider team finished off the OU Invitational with a 4-1 combined record on Sunday at the Headington Tennis Center.

Staines impressed in her Texas Tech debut, going 3-0 in singles on the weekend to earn top singles honors at the event. Following three-set wins over Ivana and Carmen Corley of Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon, Staines wrapped up her weekend with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Indianna Spink of Arkansas on Sunday morning.

Along with Staines, the other singles champions at the event included Martina Zerulo (Arkansas) and Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Oklahoma State). The tournament doubles champs were Ivana and Carmen Corley (Oklahoma), and Margaret Polk and Isabel Pascual (TCU).

In other singles action, two Lady Raider freshmen picked up their first collegiate singles wins on Sunday. Camryn Stepp—fresh off picking up her first career doubles win a day prior—knocked off Claire Slaughter of Arkansas in three sets, 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 [7]. Kailey Evans also picked up her first win since arriving at Tech this fall, defeating Kelly Keller of Arkansas, 4-6, 7-6(3), 1-0 [6].

Nell Miller fell, 7-5, 6-3, to Martina Zerulo of Arkansas to finish up her singles play on the weekend. Miller defeated Carmen Corley, 6-3, 6-2, on Saturday afternoon.

Evans also earned her first doubles win as a Lady Raider on Sunday, teaming up with Miller to knock off Arkansas' Zerulo and Tatum Rice, 6-3, in the final match of the weekend. Miller finished her weekend 2-1 in doubles, picking up a 6-2 win over Oyama and Hummel of North Texas on Saturday.

The Lady Raiders will return to Norman next weekend to continue their fall tournament season, beginning on Friday.

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Norris/Soloveva (TCU) def. Staines/Miller (TTU), 6-2

Polk/Pascual (TCU) def. Evans/Stepp (TTU), 7-5

I. Corley/C. Corley (OU) def. Evans/Staines (TTU), 6-3

Miller/Stepp (TTU) def. Oyama/Hummel (UNT), 6-2


Isabel Pascual (TCU) def. Camryn Stepp (TTU) 6-2, 6-0

Margaret Polk (TCU) def. Kailey Evans (TTU), 0-6, 6-3, 1-0 [11]

Kaitlin Staines (TTU) def. Carmen Corley (OU), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 [9]

Marie Norris (TCU) def. Nell Miller (TTU), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 [7]

Nell Miller (TTU) def. Carmen Corley (OU), 6-3, 6-2

Kaitliin Staines (TTU) def. Ivana Corley (OU), 6-3, 3-6 1-0 [14]

Saki Oyama (UNT) def. Camryn Stepp (TTU), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 [6]



Camryn Stepp (TTU) def. Claire Slaughter (Arkansas), 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 [7]

Kaitlin Staines (TTU) def. Indianna Spink (Arkansas), 6-3, 7-5

Martina Zerulo (Arkansas) def. Nell Miller (TTU), 7-5, 6-3

Kailey Evans (TTU) def. Kelly Keller (Arkansas), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 1-0 [6]


Miller/Evans (TTU) def. Rice/Zerulo (Arkansas) 6-3