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The junior All-American became the first Red Raider to ever advance into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Singles Championship.

LUBBOCK, Texas – The record books continue to be rewritten by Felipe Soares.
 
So why would a rainy Friday afternoon in Waco, Texas be any different? It was not.
 
The junior All-American defeated No. 45 Jonny Wang of Southern California (6-3, 3-6, 6-2)
Texas Tech faces Baylor for the sixth time in Big 12 Championship play – Red Raiders won last matchup in 2013
 
May 22, 2015
 
LEADING OFF
Texas Tech (31-23) faces Baylor (22-31) in a Big 12 Championship elimination game on Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. at ONEOK Field. The Red Raiders avoided elimination in game two by defeating regular-season Big 12 champion No. 2
29 Texas Tech athletes will have the chance to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships
 
TEXAS TECH QUALIFIERS
COMPLETE MEN’S ENTRIES
COMPLETE WOMEN’S ENTRIES
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – The qualifiers for the NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary Round were announced today, and the Texas Tech No. 11 women’s and No. 12 men’s teams combined to earn 29 of those
Tech hits two homers with 11 hits and Taylor throws five scoreless innings to eliminate Horned Frogs
 
TULSA, Okla. – Texas Tech stayed alive in Big 12 Championship play with an 8-1 victory over No. 2 TCU while eliminating the Horned Frogs on Thursday morning at ONEOK Field.
 
The Red Raiders will advance and play Baylor (22-31) in an elimination game on Friday at 3:15 p.m. at
Soares earns All-America honors after defeating No. 52 Tin Ostojic of Wichita State in singles play

LUBBOCK, Texas – For just the third time in program history, a Texas Tech men’s tennis standout earns All-America honors.
 
Junior Felipe Soares defeated No. 52 Tin Ostojic of Wichita State in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) on Thursday. With the win, Soares advances to the Sweet 16
Hannah Carson becomes first Tech female to win this Big 12 postseason award
 
IRVING, Texas – Texas Tech thrower Hannah Carson has been named the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Performer of the Year, the conference office announced today.
 
Carson, fresh off a weekend where she earned the first two Big 12 titles of her career, was voted the winner of this award by the
The junior upset No. 11 Brayden Schnur of North Carolina; will face Tin Ostojic of Wichita State on Thursday

LUBBOCK, Texas – Junior Felipe Soares advanced to the second round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championships after defeating No. 11 Brayden Schnur of North Carolina on Wednesday in Waco, Texas.
The Brazilian native, who is ranked No. 37 in the country, got down early
Red Raiders play TCU or Baylor in elimination game Thursday at 9 a.m. in Tulsa
 
TULSA, Okla. – Senior Cameron Smith struck out a career-high eight batters in 6.1 innings, but it was Texas who defeated Texas Tech in the opening game of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Wednesday morning at ONEOK Field.
 
With the loss, Tech (30-23) will face the losing team of the
Red Raiders play fifth-seeded Texas in opener – top-seeded TCU and eighth-seeded Baylor also in bracket
 
May 19, 2015
 
LEADING OFF
Texas Tech (30-22) makes its 15th appearance at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship May 20-24 as the tournament moves to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time with action this week at ONEOK Field - Double-A home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red
First time Tech has had six All-Big 12 picks in back-to-back years since the start of the league (1997-98)
 
TULSA, Texas – Texas Tech had six played named to the All-Big 12 Baseball first and second team on Tuesday. Junior first baseman Eric Gutierrez (Mission, Texas) was a unanimous first-team selection and senior pitchers Cameron Smith (Seabrook, Texas) and Corey Taylor
Soares opens up against UNC’s Brayden Schnur on Wednesday at 9am (CT)

LUBBOCK, Texas – Following a successful junior campaign that saw Felipe Soares lead his team in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, the Brazilian native is headed back to the NCAA Individual Championships on Wednesday in Waco, Texas.

Soares, who is ranked No. 37 in the country, will make his second
The Tech men place second, behind Weldon’s second-straight high point scorer performance
 
TECH POSTMEET NOTES
COMPLETE RESULTS
 
AMES, Iowa –The Texas Tech No. 7 men’s and No. 10 women’s teams finished second and third, respectively, at the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Championships, in Ames, Iowa, on Sunday.
 
The Red Raiders earned a final total of 126.75
Red Raiders win 30th game to conclude the regular season – Big 12 Championship up next
 
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – No. 29 Texas Tech salvaged its three-game series at West Virginia with an 8-2 victory in game three on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,697 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark.
 
The Red Raiders (30-22, 13-11 Big 12) complete their regular season schedule with 30
Tech clinched No. 4 seed at Big 12 Championship playing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 vs. 5-seed
 
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – No. 29 Texas Tech dropped its second straight game at West Virginia with an 8-2 loss on Friday evening in game two of the three-game Big 12 series with 1,883 fans in attendance at Monongalia County Ballpark.
 
Tech (29-22, 12-11 Big 12) will be the No. 4
Eric Gutierrez and Stephen Smith both homered for Tech in game one at WVU
 
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – West Virginia scored all six of its runs in the opening three frames on its way to a 6-4 victory over No. 29 Texas Tech on Thursday evening in front of 1,384 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark.
 
Texas Tech (29-21, 12-10 Big 12) had eight base hits in the game, including four
Texas Tech names Greg Hotchkiss its new Associate AD for Athletics Communications
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – Greg Hotchkiss, an established media relations professional with over 18 years of experience, has been named the Associate Athletics Director for Communications at Texas Tech, Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt announced Thursday.
 
Hotchkiss, who previously spent three years in
Tech matches school records while Floyd is only baseball student-athlete in the Big 12 with a 4.0 GPA
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech baseball program matched a school record with 11 Academic All-Big 12 selections while also equaling a Tech record with seven first team selection, the league office announced today.
 
Seven Red Raiders were named to the first team, including
Neil Payne named assistant coach while Gibbs Keeton is promoted to recruiting coordinator
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head soccer coach Tom Stone completed his coaching staff for the 2015 season Wednesday with the hiring of Neil Payne as an assistant coach and the promotion of Gibbs Keeton to recruiting coordinator.
 
Payne, a native of Liverpool, England, arrives at Texas
NO. 29 TEXAS TECH GAME NOTES  |  WEST VIRGINIA GAME NOTES

 
Tech has clinched a top-four finish in the Big 12 in back-to-back years for the first time since 2001-02
 
May 13, 2015
 
LEADING OFF
No. 29 Texas Tech (29-20, 12-9 Big 12) is back in action this weekend for its final regular season games of the season at West Virginia (25-23, 7-12 Big 12), May 14-16, at
Texas Tech Freshman Is Second Lady Raider To Win Award
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech freshman Sarah Dvorak, a native of Kurtistown, Hawai’i, earned her second honor of the year, as the Lady Raider was honored as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Region Rookie of the Year.

Dvorak, who was the highest-rated recruit when she arrived in Lubbock, recorded the
Red Raiders have been ranked nationally 32 consecutive weeks
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech (29-20) received a No. 29 national ranking in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association top-30 poll, the organization announced this afternoon.
 
Tech was idle this past week while the Red Raiders finished spring semester final exams. The Red Raiders are
Tech’s 28 student-athlete honorees ranks second in the Big 12, and tops in program history
 
COMPLETE CONFERENCE RELEASE
 
IRVING, Texas – The Texas Tech No. 7 men’s and No. 10 women’s track & field teams combined to place a program-record 28 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Teams, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
 
Of
The Texas Tech women climb five spots, the highest jump of any ranked team
 
COMPLETE RANKINGS
TECH RANKINGS CHART (national, regional & Big 12)
MEN’S DUAL RANKINGS
WOMEN’S DUAL RANKINGS
 
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Texas Tech men’s and women’s track & field teams each appeared in the top 10 of the U.S Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association
No. 19 Texas Tech Closes Out Season 19-9

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – No. 19 Texas Tech’s run in the NCAA Championship came to an end on Saturday, as the Red Raiders fell to No. 16 UCLA, 4-0, in the second round at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

The Red Raiders end the season with a 19-9 record. It is just the fifth time in the last 40 years that Texas Tech has reached 40 wins in a
No. 16 Texas Tech Tops No. 22 LSU, 4-2

LUBBOCK, Texas – It has been a long time coming. The list of nevers is getting less and less.

Put a check on the bucket list. No. 16 Texas Tech came from behind to score a 4-2 win over No. 22 LSU in the second round of the NCAA Championships at McLeod Tennis Center on Saturday to send the Lady Raiders to the Sweet Sixteen.

It was also the Lady
Texas Tech To Face No. 16 UCLA In The Second Round

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – No. 19 Texas Tech held off a late advance by UC-Santa Barbara to oust the Gauchos, 4-2, in the first round of the NCAA Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Friday.

The Red Raiders will face No. 16 UCLA in the second round. The Bruins dumped Florida Gulf Coast, 4-0, on Friday to advance. Texas Tech
Lady Raiders Blank New Mexico State, 4-0

LUBBOCK, Texas – Home court advantage means a lot in the NCAA Championships, which was never more present than when No. 16 Texas Tech dispatched New Mexico State, 4-0, on Friday in the first round of the event at the McLeod Tennis Center.

The Lady Raiders are now a school-record 13-1 at home this season and 49-5 at home over the last five
#19 Texas Tech 4, #52 UC Santa Barbara 2
May 08, 2015 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center) 
 
Doubles 
1. #22 Dojas/Soares (TTU) vs. Eshmade/Johnsson (UCSB) 6-6, unfinished 
2. Cailleau/Sendegeya (TTU) def. Galskov/Hamilton (UCSB) 8-4 
3. Curry/Zambon (TTU) def. Mays/Andrew Riminton (UCSB) 8-6 
Texas Tech Wins Doubles Point
 
Singles
1. #37
Floyd is 1-of-10 NCAA D-I baseball student-athletes in the nation with 4.0 GPA that earned all-district
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech junior catcher Tyler Floyd (Stephenville, Texas) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 ® First Team while one of only 10 NCAA-Division I baseball student-athletes in the country to have earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point
2015 NCAA Championships │Los Angeles, Calif.

First Round │ Friday, May 8
#19 Texas Tech vs. #52 UC-Santa Barbara, Noon CT
#16 UCLA vs. Florida Golf Coast, 3 p.m. CT

Second Round │Saturday, May 9
Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2, 5 p.m. CT
 
The senior leads the Red Raiders with eight top 10 finishes in 11 tournaments

LUBBOCK, Texas – Senior Clement Sordet has been named to the All-Big 12 Conference men's golf team that was announced earlier today by the league office in Irving.

All 10 selections came from five schools including Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas. Texas led with way with four
Derryn Hebert was one of five Big 12 players Thursday to be nominated with a 4.0 GPA
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech senior Derryn Hebert led a group of eight Red Raiders recognized Thursday on the Academic All-Big 12 teams that were announced by the conference office.
 
Hebert, one of five Big 12 athletes nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, was joined on the first
The ninth-ranked junior in the world joins Texas Tech in the Fall

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head men’s golf coach Greg Sands officially announced the signing of Ivan Ramirez (Bucaramanga, Colombia) to a national letter of intent on Thursday morning.

The Colombian native brings a wealth of talent and experience to Texas Tech. Currently, Ramirez is ranked the No. 9 junior player
Brazilians Will Represent Texas Tech At NCAA Championships
 
LUBBOCK, Texas – One week after being selected to participate in the NCAA Individual Championships, junior Felipe Soares and Hugo Dojas have been named All-Big 12, announced league officials on Wednesday.

“A lot of our success this season has been because of Felipe and Hugo,” said Red Raider head coach Tim
Gabriela Talaba Named Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year

LUBBOCK, Texas – When it comes to Lady Raider Tennis, the name Todd Petty has become synonymous with success. Under his direction, Texas Tech has had to rewrite the record book, as his teams have created a list of program firsts.

On Wednesday, Texas Tech added to the list of firsts as Gabriela Talaba was named Co-Big 12 Freshman of
Clark Lammert and Bradley Marquez were named Male Student-Athlete of the Year Wednesday while Derryn Hebert garnered Female Student-Athlete of the Year honors as part of the 2015 TECHspy Awards.
 
The TECHspys, an annual event hosted by the athletics academic services department, were originally scheduled to be held Monday evening at Allan Theatre. Due to the weather conditions that night,
LUBBOCK, Texas – Chad Weiberg, the 2014 National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) Fundraiser of the Year, has been named Deputy Athletics Director at Texas Tech, Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt announced Tuesday.
 
Weiberg will join the Texas Tech family on June 8 where he will serve as the chief operating officer overseeing many of the day-to-day functions of
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech senior second baseman Bryant Burleson (Midland, Texas) led the Red Raiders this past weekend to a series win against Texas in Austin, and this afternoon was named Big 12 Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced.
 
Burleson shares the honor with K-State’s catcher Tyler Moore while TCU’s Alex Young was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech football program had two former Red Raiders – Bradley Marquez and V.J. Fehoko – come to terms on NFL free agent deals Saturday night.
 
Marquez, a senior wide receiver from Odessa, signed with the St. Louis Rams while Fehoko, a senior linebacker from Honolulu, Hawaii, agreed to become a Cleveland Brown not long after the 2015 NFL Draft
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