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No. 23 Tulsa Women's Tennis Defeats Wichita State 6-1

Samantha Vickers improved to 13-2 on the season and 3-0 during the spring dual season.
Samantha Vickers improved to 13-2 on the season and 3-0 during the spring dual season.
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Jan. 31, 2013

Final Stats

Tulsa, Oklahoma - 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 afternoon at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the TU campus.

Tulsa improved to 4-1 on the season, while the Shockers fell to 2-4.

The Hurricane jumped out to the early lead by capturing the doubles point as the No. 1 team of Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique, the nation's ninth-ranked doubles team, claimed an 8-2 victory and the freshman tandem of Renata Kuricova and Belen Rivera topped off the doubles point with an 8-4 win.



At No. 1 singles, Vickers won her match in quick fashion with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Lucia Kovalova, while Kuricova gave the Hurricane a 3-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Julia Schiller at the No. 6 position.

Senior Michelle Farley sealed the team victory for the Hurricane at the No. 4 position with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Carla Venticinque to give the home team a 4-0 lead. Tulsa's Enrique defeated Wichita State's Rebecca Pedrazzi at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 4-6, and captured the tiebreaker in the final set.

Freshman Carol Benito was the next to finish her match at flight 5 giving the Hurricane a 6-0 lead. Benito had a relatively easy first set winning 6-3, then clinched the point 7-6 in the second set by winning with a 7-4 tiebreaker.

The final match of the day went three sets between Tulsa's Maria Sant'Anna and the Shockers' Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul, at flight three. Sant Anna lost the first set 6-7 against Mahajaroenkul, but came back strong in the second set with a 6-2 win. However, Mahajaroenkul grabbed the victory in the tiebreaker to prevent a Golden Hurricane sweep.

Tulsa returns to the Michael D. Case Tennis Center to host Conference USA rival and No. 32-ranked Rice on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.

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Tulsa Women vs. Wichita State
Jan. 31, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.
Michael D. Case Tennis Center

RESULTS #24 Tulsa 6, #64 Wichita State 1 Singles No. 1 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Lucia Kovalova (WSU), 6-2, 6-1 No. 2 Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU), 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 No. 3 Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (WSU) def. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 No. 4 Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Carla Venticinque (WSU), 6-3, 6-2 No. 5 Carol Benito (TLS) def. Montse Blasco Fernandez (WSU), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) No. 6 Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Julia Schiller (WSU), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles No. 1 Vickers/Enrique (TLS) def. Blaskova/Kovalova (WSU), 8-2 No. 2 Farley/Saarteinen(TLS) vs. Venticinque/Pedrazzi (WSU), 7-5, unfinished No. 3 Kuricova/Rivera (TLS) def. Fernandez/Mahajaroenkul (WSU), 8-4

Order of Finish: Doubles (1, 3); Singles (1, 6, 4, 2, 5, 3)