Neetika Sud earned her team-leading ninth singles victory of the season Thursday afternoon, but the TexAnns suffered an 8-1 loss to No. 8 St. Mary's.
"St. Mary's is a very good team and they got after us early today," said head coach Lance Drake. "I thought they were mentally tougher than we were today, but Neetika was able to finish off a very solid win."
St. Mary's opened things up by sweeping doubles, but not without a valiant effort from Sud and Shelby Fillingame in the No. 2 match. In singles action, Sud battled to earn a 7-5 win in the first set before polishing off her match win with a 6-1 victory in the second.
The complete results are as follows:
1. #3 Kaylin Kruseman/Tyra Timm (STMU) def. Alicia Barbaroux/Sherine Salem (TSU) 8-2
2. Ally Maciel/Paula Torres (STMU) def. Shelby Fillingame/Neetika Sud (TSU) 8-5
3. Isabelle Bergman/Rani Goodland (STMU) def. Erika Johnston/Chrystalynn Shirley (TSU) 8-1
1. #12 Kaylin Kruseman (STMU) def. Alicia Barbaroux (TSU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Tyra Timm (STMU) 7-5, 6-1
3. Ally Maciel (STMU) def. Sherine Salem (TSU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Paula Torres (STMU) def. Erika Johnston (TSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Rani Goodland (STMU) def. Shelby Fillingame (TSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Isabelle Bergman (STMU) def. Chrystalynn Shirley (TSU) 6-0, 6-0
Tarleton will return to action Tuesday afternoon in their final home match of the season when the TexAnns welcome LSC rival Midwestern State to town.