Feature Photo: Wendy Zhang, women's tennis
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Rice’s women’s tennis team picked up a 4-0 win over Texas State University on Friday before dropping a tight 4-3 decision to Louisiana State University on Sunday. The Owls are now 6-3 on the season. Above, senior Wendy Zhang hits a forehand during her match against Texas State. She won her singles match 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 2 position to get her third singles win of the season and break a personal five-match losing streak. The Owls, ranked No. 39 heading into last weekend’s competition, will take on Texas Tech University on Saturday at George R. Brown Tennis Center to begin a quick two-match homestand.
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