Sept. 17, 2011
Susanna Kuuttilla faced off against Tulsa's Anastasia Erofeeva, who is seeded fourth in the tournament and ranked 122 in the country, and lost with a score of 6-3, 6-2.
Michaela Oldani also was faced with a difficult opponent Abilene Christian's Julia Mongin who is seeded eighth in the tournament, also with a score of 6-3, 6-2.
Despite the two losses on Saturday, the Lobos were able to get what they needed out of their season opening tournament, some much needed outside competition and to get an early gauge of the new squad against highly-ranked opponents. To that end, the tournament was a big success, according to the coaching staff.
"It was great to start our fall season in Midland competing against high quality teams and players. The girls fought hard on the court and we see that we have a lot of room for improvement and are excited to get back to Albuquerque so we can start practicing on what let us down here," said Assistant Coach Michelle Heidbrink.
"We are going to continue to get tougher and more aggressive in doubles and begin to focus in on converting points in our singles. It was good for each of the girls to get a handful of matches under their belt before competing in Boise in a couple weeks."
The Lobos next tournament will in Boise, Idaho on September 30th.