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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Clifford Marsland
Clifford Marsland

Feb. 5, 2013


Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of January 29-February 3

Senior Clifford Marsland (Men’s Tennis) has a 3.514 GPA in exercise science. Marsland, a native of Perth, Australia, picked up two victories playing No. 1 singles against ranked opponents this weekend as the Hurricane went 2-0 with wins over No. 37 Minnesota and No. 14 Baylor. Marsland defeated 49th- ranked Rok Bonin of Minnesota and 60th-ranked Mats Zsiga of Baylor. In doubles play, Marsland and Alejandro Espejo defeated the 24th ranked doubles duo in the country in Mathieu Froment and Rok Bonin of Minnesota.  

Last Week’s Results


Lost to Memphis 94-64 ( Kauri Black scored a career-high 14 points to lead four players in double figures for Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane fell, 94-64, in its Conference USA contest at Memphis last Saturday afternoon Scottie Haralson made three three-pointers and scored 13 points with five rebounds for the Golden Hurricane. Pat Swilling, Jr., also hit three treys and tallied 11 points, while Rashad Ray added 10 points. Shaquille Harrison scored eight points with three assists and two steals.)


Fell to UTEP 50-35 (The Tulsa women’s basketball team lost to UTEP 50-35 last Thursday in El Paso, Texas. Leading the Hurricane was senior Taleya Mayberry who had a team-high 13 points.  Freshman Kelsee Grovey had a career-high nine rebounds for TU, while junior Loren McDaniel also pulled down nine boards. Senior Tiffani Couisnard had eight rebounds. After trailing 17-16 at half, TU took a 22-17 lead with 17 minutes left in the contest, but UTEP outscored TU 33-13 the rest of the way.) 

Defeated Southern Miss 78-56 (A balanced attack and hot shooting by the Golden Hurricane propelled the Tulsa women's basketball team to a 78-56 win over Southern Miss on Sunday in Hattiesburg, Miss. Tulsa shot 52.5 percent from the field, including 40 percent from beyond the arc.  Leading the Hurricane charge was Taleya Mayberry, who had 17 points and five rebounds, while Kelsee Grovey added 16 points and four assists. Ashley Clark recorded a career high 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field, while Kadan Brady tallied 10 points, all coming in the first half. Mariah Turner also had 10 points on the afternoon on 5-of-8 shooting.)


Competed at Meyo Invitational (Senior Sarah Macpherson won the 1,000-meters race in a school-record time at the Meyo Invitational. Macpherson crossed the line in 2:50.74, which broke Melanie Hardy’s record of 2:51.21 set in 2005. In the Ryan Shay 3,000-meters race, Marc Scott and Tim Rackers finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Scott crossed the line in 8:13.25, while Rackers earned a time of 8:13.33. Paulo Pinheiro competed in the famous Meyo Mile, where the senior claimed 10th place clocking in at 4:06.51. Chase Sammons finished seventh in the shot put with a heave of 54 feet, 8 inches.)

Competed at Frank Sevigne Invitational (Freshman Bryce Robinson ran the 60-meter dash in 6.61 to tie for the NCAA Division I lead in the event this season. Robinson, a former Edmond Memorial track and field star, won the qualifying round of the 60-meter dash shattering his school record of 6.73 set only two weeks ago at the Wildcat Invitational.  Robinson also set a school record in the 200-meter dash en route as he crossed the line in 21.32. Freshman John Teeters placed 17th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.86, which is the fifth fastest time in school history. On the women's side, Katherine Camp finished third in the 800-meter invitational event clocking in a 2:11.76, while Done Vermaak claimed seventh in 2:15.84.)

No. 22 MEN’S TENNIS (3-3)

Won Against No. 37 Minnesota 4-3 (In a tightly contested match, it came down to a three-set decision at flight one with Tulsa's Clifford Marsland defeating Minnesota's 49th-ranked Rok Bonin at No. 1 singles that gave the No. 22-ranked Golden Hurricane a 4-3 victory over the #37 Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday. The Hurricane took the doubles point and Carlos Bautista picked up a singles win playing No. 5 singles and Tristan Jackson earned a win at No. 6 singles.

Defeated No. 14 Baylor 5-2 (Tulsa senior Grant Ive's three-set win at flight No. 3 gave the Hurricane its fourth point to clinch an upset victory over 14th-ranked Baylor on Sunday afternoon. Clifford Marsland picked up his second win of the weekend at No. 1 singles defeating 60th-ranked Mate Zsiga, while Japie De Klerk defeated 50th ranked Marko Krickovic 6-5, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Grant Ive won his match at No. 3 singles, Alejandro Espejo earned a three set win playing No. 4 singles, and Tristan Jackson also earned a singles victory for TU at the No. 6 singles flight.) 

No. 23 WOMEN’S TENNIS (5-1)

Took Down No. 64 Wichita State 6-1 (The No. 23-ranked Tulsa women's tennis team claimed a 6-1 victory over the Wichita State Shockers in a non-conference matchup on Thursday. The Hurricane captured the doubles point thanks to the play of the nations No. 9 doubles team in Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique. In singles play, Vickers and Enrique picked up wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, while Michelle Farley earned a straight set win at No. 4 singles. Freshmen Carol Benito and Renata Kuricova also picked up wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles for the Hurricane.)

Defeated No. 32 Rice 5-2 (Tulsa's Samantha Vickers, Isaura Enrique and Michelle Farley captured impressive victories at the top three singles positions in leading the No. 23-ranked Tulsa women's tennis team to a 5-2 victory over Conference USA rival Rice. TU took the doubles point, and Vickers defeated 50th-ranked Natalie Beazant 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Farley gave TU a 3-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-3 win in the No. 3 flight, and Enrique clinched the win for TU with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles. Maria San’t Anna also earned a victory at No. 4 singles.)  

Upcoming Schedule


Wednesday, February 6     M. Basketball       UAB*                                  Reynolds Center                     7:05 pm


Friday, February 8              Softball                                             vs. Hampton                              Baton Rouge, La.                        9:00 am

                                         Softball                                             vs. North Carolina                      Baton Rouge, La.                        11:30 am

                                         M. Tennis              at Oklahoma                        Norman, Okla.              5:30 pm

                                         Indoor Track          at Tyson Invitational                                       Fayetteville, Ark.                     All Day


Saturday, February 9           Softball                                             vs. Purdue                                 Baton Rouge, La.                        12 noon

                                         Softball                                             at LSU                             Baton Rouge, La.                     5:00 pm

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

                                         Indoor Track          at Tyson Invitational                                       Fayetteville, Ark.                     All Day

                                         W. Tennis             at Kansas State                    Manhattan, Kan.            11:00 am


Sunday, February 10         M. Tennis             TCU                                    Case Tennis Center     12 pm

                                         W. Basketball      Tulane* (FSN)                     Reynolds Center                     2:00 pm

                                         Softball                                            vs. Purdue                                 Baton Rouge, La.                        10:00 am

                                         W. Tennis             at Kansas                            Lawrence, Kan.             12:00 pm


Monday, February 11           M. Golf                                             at UTSA Invitational                    San Antonio, Texas         All Day

Tuesday, February 12          M. Golf                                             at UTSA Invitational                    San Antonio, Texas         All Day


Thursday, February 14         W. Basketball        at Houston*                          Houston, Texas            7:00 pm


Friday, February 15             Softball                                             at Florida State                           Tallahassee, Fla.                        12:15 pm

                                         Softball                                             vs. Hofstra                                Tallahassee, Fla.                        4:30 pm

                                         M. Tennis              at Arkansas                          Fayetteville, Ark.          5:00 pm


Saturday, February 16       M. Basketball       Houston* (FSN)                   Reynolds Center                     3:30 pm

                                         Softball                                             vs. Arkansas                             Tallahassee, Fla.                        10:00 am

                                         W. Tennis             at Oklahoma                         Norman, Okla.              12 noon

                                         Softball                                            vs. TBA                           Tallahassee, Fla.                     TBA



Sunday, February 17         W. Basketball      Rice*                                  Reynolds Center                     2:00 pm

                                         Softball                                             vs. TBA                           Tallahassee, Fla.                     TBA


* = 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)

January 28 – Taleya Mayberry (Women’s Basketball)

February 4 – Clifford Marsland (Men’s Tennis)