No. 25 Tulsa Opens Season With Pair Of Triumphs
Jan. 20, 2013
Tulsa, Okla. -
The No. 25 Tulsa women’s tennis squad won its first two matches of the 2013 spring campaign with 7-0 victories over UALR and Oral Roberts on Sunday, January 20 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The Golden Hurricane (2-0) began the day dispatching UALR (1-1). The No. 9 ranked doubles duo in the nation in junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique easily defeated Viktoriya Plyuta and Yana Kakovkina 8-0 and senior Michelle Farley and freshman Saana Sarteinen defeated Dane’ Vorster and Christel Amasallem 8-2 to give TU the point.
Vickers, who is ranked No. 124 in singles, took care of business defeating Veronique Luksich 6-2, 6-2. TU won every match in straight sets to hand UALR its first loss of the year.
In the second match against Oral Roberts, Tulsa took care of business in doubles play winning the point thanks to great play from Farley and Sarteinen along with junior Maria Sant’Anna and freshman Renata Kuricova.
In singles, the Hurricane continued its stellar play displayed throughout the day as every match was won in straight sets. Enrique, who sat out singles play during the morning match, dispatched Victoria Dollar, 6-0, 6-0.
The freshman class shined for the Golden Hurricane shined in singles play, as all four freshmen saw action during both matches in singles play.
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Sunday, January 20
Michael D. Case Tennis Center- Tulsa, Okla.
UALR vs. No. 25 Tulsa
1. #124 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Veronique Luksich (UALR) 6-2, 6-2
2. Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Viktoriya Plyuta (UALR) 6-0, 6-2
3. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Yana Kakovkina (UALR) 6-2, 6-1
4. Carol Benito (TLS) def. Dane' Vorster (UALR) 6-3, 6-4
5. Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Christel Amsallem (UALR) 6-1, 6-0
6. Belen Rivera (TLS) def. Kamilla Galieva (UALR) 6-2, 6-3
1. #9 Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Viktoriya Plyuta/Yana Kakovkina (UALR) 8-0
2. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Dane' Vorster/Amsallem, Christel (UALR) 8-2
3. Maria Sant'Anna/Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Veronique Luksich/Kamilla Galieva (UALR) 7-4
Match Notes: UALR 1-1 Tulsa 1-0; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,2,3,6,1,4))
Oral Roberts vs. No. 25 Tulsa
1. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Melanie Marlin (ORU) 6-1, 7-5
2. Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Tori Dollar (ORU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Marizanne Bouwer (ORU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Carol Benito (TLS) def. Rachel Scroggs (ORU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Natalia Dollar (ORU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Belen Rivera (TLS) def. Brittany Smith (ORU) 6-0, 6-0
1. #9 Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Tori Dollar/Melanie Marlin (ORU) 4-3
2. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Marizanne Bouwer/Rachel Scroggs (ORU) 8-0
3. Renata Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Natalia Dollar/Brittany Smith (ORU) 8-1
Match Notes: Oral Roberts 0-3 Tulsa 2-0; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,6,2,4,3,1)
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