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Red Raiders Open Spring Slate With Wayland Baptist

The Texas Tech volleyball program will open its spring slate Friday evening when the Red Raiders host Wayland Baptist in a 5:30 p.m. first serve at the United Spirit Arena.

The Red Raiders head into their spring season with 13 letterwinners returning from the 2013 season, including most of their starting lineup in libero Rachel Brummitt, outside hitters Breeann David, Jenna Allen and Meghan Stacy, setter Emily Ruetter along with middle blocker Mikia Mills.

Wayland Baptist, meanwhile, is also opening its spring schedule after a compiling a 36-7 record a year ago where the Pioneers ended the 2013 season ranked fourth nationally after advancing to the NAIA Final Four.

Big 12’s future two-way standout?

Brandon Chatmon, ESPN

Either way, Texas Tech’s Kenny Williams wants to be the Big 12’s answer to the Pac-12’s Jack, who was named Pac-12 offensive and defensive freshman of the year after starring at running back and linebacker for the Bruins last season. According to the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the Red Raiders senior has spent the majority of the spring taking first-team reps as a linebacker after leading the squad in rushing with 497 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior.

Texas Tech Tennis Teams Jump In The Rankings

Both Texas Tech tennis teams climbed in this week’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. The Lady Raiders are No. 32, while the Red Raiders are 29.

The Red Raiders have climbed from No. 55 in February to No. 29 this week. It is the highest ranking for Texas Tech since being ranked 27th on Feb. 24, 2013.

The Lady Raiders jumped up a spot to No. 32 from last week’s season-high No. 33. Texas Tech started the season ranked No. 18, but slipped after being mired in a four-match losing streak in February.


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