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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Jan. 22, 2013


Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of January 15-21

Freshman Saana Saarteinen (Women’s Tennis) has a 4.00 GPA in business. Saarteinen, a native of Finland, won both of her matches at No. 3 singles as the Golden Hurricane opened the spring season with a 2-0 record. Saarteinen teamed up with Michelle Farley to defeat UALR’s Dane’ Vorster and Christel Amsallem 8-2 and ORU’s Marizanne Bouwer and Rachel Scroggs 8-0 in doubles play. In singles, Saarteinen defeated Yana Kakovkina of UALR 6-2, 6-1, and Marizanne Bouwer of Oral Roberts 6-1, 6-1, as TU won all of its singles matches in straight sets. 

Last Week’s Results


Defeated UTEP 45-42 (Tulsa forced UTEP to shoot 31-percent from the field to earn a 45-42 Conference USA victory against UTEP on Wednesday. Senior Kauri Black led Tulsa with a season-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. He also chipped in five rebounds to pace the Hurricane. Freshman James Woodard added 10 points. Freshman Zeldric King was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field and tallied seven points. Tulsa out-rebounded UTEP 35-33 and shot 40-percent from the field.)

Lost to Tulane 75-72 (James Woodard scored 21 points to lead Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane came up short at Tulane, 75-72. Woodard made 9-of-14 field goals and added seven rebounds and four assists to lead four players in double figures for the Golden Hurricane (11-8, 3-2 C-USA). Pat Swilling, Jr., scored 13 points with three three-pointers, and Shaquille Harrison and Scottie Haralson tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively. Harrison picked up four of TU's seven steals in the ballgame.)


Won against Marshall 67-49 (Tulsa jumped out of the gates and never looked back as the Golden Hurricane defeated Marshall 67-49 to earn its first Conference USA victory of the season on Thursday. TU shot a blistering 62.5-percent from three-point land, and a season-high 51.1-percent from the field. Freshman Kelsee Grovey scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting to pace the Hurricane. She also was 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Senior Taleya Mayberry scored 18 points, tied a career-high with seven steals and added a season-high eight assists.)

Fell to East Carolina 69-63 (Taleya Mayberry finished with her second career double-double, while Kelsee Grovey and Kadan Brady also netted double digit points, but it wasn't enough as Tulsa dropped a 69-63 decision at East Carolina on Sunday. Mayberry had 14 points, a career-high 10 rebounds, and five assists in 32 minutes of play. Brady tallied a team-best 16 points and three steals, while Grovey added 10 points. Tiffani Couisnard and Loren McDaniel each scored eight, and Couisnard pulled down nine rebounds.)


Lost to No. 25 Washington 4-3 (In a top-25 showdown, the No. 17 ranked Tulsa men’s tennis squad fell to No. 25 Washington 4-3 at home on Friday. TU secured the doubles point, and led 2-0 after Clifford Marsland won his match 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, but the Huskies rallied to take the match. Freshman Carlos Bautista picked up his first collegiate victory at No. 5 singles during the tilt.) 

Defeated by No. 23 Texas 4-3 (The No. 17 ranked Tulsa men’s tennis team dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to No. 23 ranked Texas on Sunday. TU took the doubles point with strong play from Clifford Marsland and Alejandro Espejo, and led 2-1 after Tristan Jackson won a 7-5, 6-3 match at No. 6 singles. Marlsand also won his No. 2 singles tilt 7-6 (4), 7-5, but TU was unable to thwart a Texas comeback.) 


Won against UALR 7-0 (In its first match of the 2013 spring season, TU dispatched UALR 7-0 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Sunday. The No. 9 ranked doubles duo in the nation of Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique set the tone early defeating Viktoriya Plyuta and Yana Kakovkina 8-0 as TU went on to hand UALR its first loss of the season. Tulsa won every singles match in straight sets.)

Beat Oral Roberts 7-0 (Tulsa defeated crosstown rival Oral Roberts 7-0 on Sunday to improve its record to 2-0 on the year. Once again, TU won every singles match in straight sets, and all four freshmen saw valuable playing time. Isaura Enrique, who sat out the UALR match, dominated in No. 2 singles winning 6-0, 6-0, over Victoria Dollar of ORU. Freshman Saana Saarteinen also had a strong showing defeating Marizanne Bouwer 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.) 


Competed at Wildcat Invitational (In its first meet of the 2013 indoor campaign, the Tulsa track and field teams combined to win seven events at the Wildcat Invitational last Saturday. Leading the way on the men's side was freshman Bryce Robinson, who in his first meet for the Golden Hurricane shattered the school's 60-meter dash record clocking in at 6.71 to win the event. Robinson also finished second in the 200-meter dash finishing in 21.75, which is the fourth-fastest in program history. Sophomore Chase Sammons took home the shot put title with a throw of 57 feet, 7 inches to break his school record of 51 feet, 3.5 inches.)


Upcoming Schedule


Wednesday, January 23      M. Basketball        at Houston*                           Houston, Texas                7:00 pm


Thursday, January 24        W. Basketball      UCF*                                   Reynolds Center            7:00 pm


Saturday, January 26         M. Basketball       Southern Miss*                    Reynolds Center            3:05 pm

                                         M. Tennis              vs. North Carolina                  Champaign, Ill.                 2:00 pm

                                         W. Tennis             vs. Clemson                         Tuscaloosa, Ala.               TBA


Sunday, January 27           W. Basketball      SMU*                                   Reynolds Center            2:00 pm

                                         M. Tennis              vs. Illinois/Tennessee             Champaign, Ill.                 TBA

                                         W. Tennis             vs. Alabama/Memphis            Tuscaloosa, Ala.               TBA


Thursday, January 31        W. Tennis            Wichita State                        Case Tennis Center        4:00 pm

                                         W. Basketball        at UTEP*                              El Paso, Texas                 8:00 pm


Friday, February 1             M. Tennis             Minnesota                            Case Tennis Center        6:00 pm

                                         Indoor Track          at Frank Sevigne Invitational   Lincoln, Neb.                   All Day

                                         Indoor Track          at Meyo Invitational                South Bend, Ind.              All Day


Saturday, February 2           M. Basketball        at Memphis* (CBS SN)           Memphis, Tenn.                1:00 pm

                                         Indoor Track          at Frank Sevigne Invitational   Lincoln, Neb.                   All Day

                                         Indoor Track          at Meyo Invitational                South Bend, Ind.              All Day


Sunday, February 3             W. Tennis            Rice*                                   Case Tennis Center        10 am

                                         M. Tennis             Baylor                                 Case Tennis Center        1:00 pm

                                         W. Basketball        at Southern Miss*                   Hattiesburg, Miss.            2:00 pm


* = Conference USA event


Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners

August 20 – Katie Bykowski (Women’s Soccer)

August 27 – Claire Nicholson (Women’s Soccer)

September 4 – Jessica Adams (Women’s Volleyball)

September 11 – Derrick Luetjen (Football)

September 18 – Sarah Macpherson (Cross Country)

September 24 – Mark Pais (Men’s Soccer)

October 1 – Chris O’Hare (Cross Country)

October 8 – Trent Dupy (Football)

October 15 – Andrew Heyes (Cross Country)

October 22 – Sam Vickers (Women’s Tennis)

October 29 – Rebecca Handley and Stephanie Aitken (Women’s Soccer)

November 5 – Jamie Roloff (Women’s Rowing)

November 12 – Matt Boullt (Men’s Soccer)

November 19 – Diana Silva (Women’s Volleyball)

November 26 – Jared St. John (Football)

December 3 – Thomas Roberson (Football)

December 10 – Tiffani Couisnard (Women’s Basketball)

January 2 – Derrick Jackson (Football)

January 7 – Ashley Clark (Women’s Basketball)

January 14 – Tiffani Couisnard (Women’s Basketball)

January 21 – Saana Saarteinen (Women’s Tennis)