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The Houston Lady Cougars tennis team was eliminated from the Southwest Conference Tournament in the first round Friday by the Rice Owls in five straight singles sets.
The Lady Cougars (10-11, 3-5 in the SWC) had defeated No. 42 Rice 5-4 on April 9 at the UH Varsity Courts, but will now have to wait for a bid to the Southwest Regional tournament.
Freshman Luciane Kelbert and Becki Garcia saw their four-match win streaks end to the Owls, who were defeated by the Texas Longhorns 5-3 Saturday.