HOCKLEY — Texas Tech’s Kyle Hogan and Calum Scott won their matches, but No. 5 Texas defeated the 10th-ranked Red Raiders 3-2-1 in Wednesday’s championship match of the Big 12 Match Play Tournament at Houston Oaks.
Hogan beat Will Thomson 5 & 4, Scott edged Travis Vick 1-up and Tech’s Baard Skogen finished all square with Parker Coody.
The Longhorns Mason Nome beat Andy Lopez 3 & 2, Cole Hammer downed Garrett Martin by the same score, and Pierceson Coody edged Ludvig Aberg 2 & 1.
Aberg, who is No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, finished the tournament 4-1, and Hogan wound up 3-1-1.
Tech advanced to the championship match earlier Wednesday by vanquishing top-ranked Oklahoma 3-1-2 with wins from Lopez, Scott and Aberg and an all-square match from Skogen. That made the Red Raiders 4-0 in pool play.
Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 5-1 in the third-place match.
The event was the last on Tech’s fall schedule. The Red Raiders return to play in February at the Amer Ari in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Texas Tech, which has split each of its past two Big 12 series against teams currently among the top three in the conference standings, is on the road to face Oklahoma.
The Sooners (8-9, 2-4) host the Red Raiders (12-7, 2-4) in matches at 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday at McCasland Field House in Norman, Oklahoma.
In the past two weeks, Tech has split with No. 9 Baylor in Waco and with Iowa State in Lubbock. Kenna Sauer had 20 kills apiece in the matches against the Cyclones, earning recognition as the Big 12 offensive player of the week.
The Red Raiders’ category leaders include Sauer with 234 kills, Alex Kirby with 660 assists, K.J. Adams with 316 digs and Brooke Kanas with 71 blocks.
Texas Tech has its final road trip of the regular season with matches at 6 p.m. Thursday at Iowa State and noon Sunday at West Virginia.
Tech (9-3-2, 2-2-1) is coming off a 1-1 tie last Thursday against Oklahoma State. Iowa State is 4-7, 1-2 in the conference. West Virginia is 8-3-2 and 2-1-1.
Tech senior Kirsten Davis has 12 goals this season, tied for fourth in NCAA Division I. She also has five assists for a Big 12-high 29 points.
Freshman Ashleigh Williams has 17 points on eight goals and one assist, junior Macy Schultz has 11 points on four goals and three assists and freshman Macy Blackburn has 10 points on one goal and a team-high eight assists.
Madison White has played every minute in goal for Tech, posting a 0.76 goals-against average and 34 saves. Her save percentage of .831 leads the Big 12.