It took 35 years but the Texas Tech Lady Raider tennis team finally won the Big 12 title by beating Iowa State 5-2. They made school history by winning the conference title and advancing to the NCAA tournament. The most encouraging thing is that there are no seniors on this team. They all come back next year.

 

I must confess it was my first time at the McCleod Tennis Center and it was exciting. I was honored to be the p.a. announcer for the match.

What is more amazing is the job head coach Todd Petty has done with this team. In just 3 years he has turned this program completely around and they are holding up the Big 12 championship trophy.

Here's another first. Not since 1987 had Tech had four players with 20 singles victories in one season.

Now, with Oklahoma State beating No. 6 Texas, that help take sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Tech will now be the No.1 seed in the conference championships in College Station later this week