Matlby becomes first Lady Raider to Reach NCAA Quarterfinals

Red Raider Nation
Felicity_Maltby_PKG_8_20190301184932

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time in school history, there will be a Lady Raider Tennis player in the NCAA Singles Championship quarterfinals as Felicity Maltby cruised to a two-set win in the Round of 16 on Wednesday evening.

No. 22 Maltby took down No. 61 Petra Melounova (Hawaii) in straight sets (7-5, 6-0) to advance to the quarterfinals. Maltby was down 1-5 in the opening set before switching gears and winning six straight games to take the set, 7-5. She then cruised to a 6-0 win in set two.

“Today was a great example of how much this young lady has grown. Down 5-1 in the first and to will 12 straight games, shows how much she has matured to not get lost in the moment,” Head Coach Todd Petty said. “She’s the first NCAA quarterfinalist in program history and no one deserves it more. She’s getting stronger as the tournament advances and that’s what you have to do to have a shot.”

With the win, Maltby will face Cameron Morra (UNC) in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The official start time will be announced after all matches have finished for the day.

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 @TexasTechWTEN on Twitter.

2019 NCAA Singles Championships

Round of 64 – Monday, May 20

No. 22 Felicity Maltby (TTU) defeats No. 18 Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt): 6-2, 7-5

Round of 32 – Tuesday, May 21

No. 58 Felicity Maltby (TTU) defeats No. 105 Aiwen Zhu (UNLV): 6-4, 7-6(2)

Round of 16 – Wednesday, May 22

No. 58 Felicity Maltby (TTU) defeats No. 61 Petra Melounova (Hawaii): 7-5, 6-0

Quarterfinals – Thursday, May 23

No. 58 Felicity Maltby (TTU) vs. No. 46 Cameron Morra (UNC) 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News Highlights

More News Highlights

Don't Miss

Event Calendar