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No. 28 TU Women's Tennis Defeats No. 54 Virginia Tech 4-2 at ITA Kick-off Weekend

Sant'Anna, Vickers and Cichon won their singles matches at the ITA Kick-off Weekend in a 4-2 win over Virginia Tech

Sant'Anna, Vickers and Cichon won their singles matches at the ITA Kick-off Weekend in a 4-2 win over Virginia Tech
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Jan. 26, 2014

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team bounced back after its first loss of the season by defeating No. 54 Virginia Tech 4-2 at the ITA Kick-off Weekend on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the Varsity Tennis Center.

No. 28 Golden Hurricane (3-1) won the doubles point for the fourth time this season after wins from Renata Kuricova/Yelena Nemchen's 7-5 win over Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar at the No. 3 doubles position followed by Rongrong Leenabanchong/Maria Sant'Anna's 7-5 win over Francesca Fusinato/Ilinca Stoica at the No. 2 doubles position.

Sant'Anna's 6-3, 6-1 win at the No. 4 singles position over Raluca Mita gave TU a 2-0 lead, but No. 54 Virginia Tech got on the board after a win at the No. 5 singles position.

Marcelina Cichon gave TU a 3-1 lead after defeating Nandakumar 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 6 singles position, but the Hokies responded by winning at the No. 2 position.

The Golden Hurricane finished the match by winning the fourth point from Samantha Vickers' 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10) win at the No. 1 singles position over Stoica.

The Golden Hurricane continues on the road with a match against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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No. 28 Tulsa 4, No. 54 Virginia Tech 2


Samantha Vickers (TLS) d. Ilinca Stoica (VT) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10)

Francesca Fusinato (VT) d. Isaura Enrique (TLS) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6)

Kelly Williford (VT) vs. Yelena Nemchen (TLS) 7-5, 3-6, 0-0 (4-2) unfinished

Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) d. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-3, 6-1

Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) d. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) 6-3, 6-0

Marcelina Cichon (TLS) d. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 6-4, 6-1


Raluca Mita/Kelly Williford (VT) vs. Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) 6-5

Rongrong Leenabanchong/Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) d. Francesca Fusinato/Ilinca Stoica (VT) 7-5

Renata Kuricova/Yelena Nemchen (TLS) d. Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 7-5