Junior Samantha Vickers earns spot in singles bracket, while Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique will compete in the doubles tournament
TULSA – A two-year letterwinner . . . transferred to Tulsa from Oklahoma Christian University prior to the 2001-02 campaign . . . made significant and immediate contributions to both the singles and doubles lineup . . . has a career singles record of 86-21 and a doubles mark of 67-28.
SENIOR (2002-03) – Notched a 31-8 singles record, including a 9-7 mark against ranked opponents . . . owns the second spot on the Tulsa single season win list with her 31 victories this season and seventh on Tulsa’s career singles win list with 62 . . . chosen to participate in the 2003 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championships, but fell to Texas A&M’s 71st-ranked Jessica Roland, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0, in the first round . . . completed the season as the top Central Region singles player . . . teamed up with Aleksandra Durska to post a 23-12 mark . . . the duo faced 12 ranked opponents, including seven in the top-25 . . . with Durska, ranked as high as the No. 30 doubles tandem, but fell out of the polls on April 28 . . . with Durska, completed the season as the No. 5 ranked Central Region doubles team . . . named the WAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on February 10 and March 3 . . . the WAC Player of the Month for October . . . the 2002 Omni Hotels Women’s Tennis Central Region Singles Champion . . . earned all-WAC first-team singles and doubles accolades . . . named the Regional ITA Senior Player of the Year . . . a member of the 2003 TU Ultimate Team . . . Tulsa Women’s Tennis Co-Player of the Year . . . chosen as the GTR Athlete Profile of the Month for April . . . named to the All-WAC Scholar Athlete Team.
JUNIOR (2001-02) – Posted the second-most single-season wins during her first season at Tulsa with a 31-11 singles record . . . her 31 victories tied former Hurricane two-time All-American Anousjka van Exel (1997-99) for second on TU's single-season win list for singles players . . . posted a 19-4 dual record, including 13-3 at the top singles position and 6-1 at the No. 2 slot . . . named the 2002 ITA Central Region Player to Watch and was selected to the all-WAC first team in singles and to the all-conference doubles second team . . . selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships, becoming just the second player in school history to be picked . . . advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a first round, 6-3, 6-2, victory over Erica Perkins of Washington State . . . fell to No. 7 Agata Cioroch of Georgia in the second round . . . concluded the season as the top-ranked singles player in the Central Region and, with partner Jana Sedivec, was ranked as the seventh-best doubles team in the region . . . broke into the national rankings at No. 109 on December 11 . . . completed the season ranked No. 72 . . . won 11 of her final 12 singles matches of the season . . . defeated 12th-ranked Sarah Borwell of Houston, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in her biggest upset of the season . . . named the WAC Tennis Player of the Week on April 1 . . . teamed with Sedivec to chalk up a 17-8 doubles record at the top slot . . . the duo had a 14-8 dual mark and was ranked as high as No. 51 nationally . . . recorded a 12-4 singles mark and a 6-4 doubles record during the fall campaign . . . won four straight singles matches, including a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over #56 Alena Jecminkova of Kansas State, before falling in the semifinals of the Central Region Championships . . . won seven of her last eight singles contests to conclude the fall campaign.
PRIOR TO TULSA – Earned one letter at Oklahoma Christian University . . . chalked up a 24-2 singles record and a doubles mark of 23-4 . . . completed the season ranked fifth nationally in singles and doubles among NAIA players . . . attended Boca Preparatory School in Florida . . . won the German Open in 1997 and 1998 and the Swiss Open in 1997 . . . represented South Africa at the Seventh All-Africa Games (winners of Woman’s Team Event Gold) and was a member of South African Women’s Fed Cup Team in 1999.
PERSONAL – Majored in exercise science . . . named to the TU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the all-WAC Academic team and to the ITA Scholar Athlete team as a junior . . . a member of the all-WAC Academic team as a senior . . . born March 24, 1980 . . . one of two children of Morgan and Lynette Pillay.
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