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No. 28 TU Women's Tennis Defeats Host No. 31 Oklahoma State 4-3

No. 28 TU women's tennis defeated host No. 31 Oklahoma State 4-3 on Friday night

No. 28 TU women's tennis defeated host No. 31 Oklahoma State 4-3 on Friday night
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STILLWATER, Okla. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team won four of six singles matches to defeat Oklahoma State 4-3 in Stillwater, Okla., at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center on Friday night.

For the first time this season, No. 28 Golden Hurricane (4-1) lost the doubles point. The Golden Hurricane tied the match at one with a Renata Kuricova's 7-6 (5), 7-5 win at the No. 5 singles position, but No. 31 Oklahoma State (0-3) retook the lead, 3-1, after wins at the No. 3 and No. 2 singles positions.

The last three matches went into the tie-breaker third set as the Golden Hurricane won all three matches.

Marcelina Cichon, who was named C-USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, pulled the Hurricane within a point, 3-2, with a 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8) win at the No. 6 singles position.

No. 47 Samantha Vickers tied the score at three with a win over No. 59 Kanyapat Narattana 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7) at the No. 1 singles position and Maria Sant'Anna gave TU the fourth point with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (1), 1-0 (8) win at the No. 4 singles position.

The Golden Hurricane finishes the roadstand in West Lafayette, Ind., from Feb. 8-9. TU faces Georgia State at 11 a.m. on Saturday and hosts Purdue at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

For all Tulsa men's tennis news and information, visit www.TulsaHurricane.com. Follow Tulsa Athletics on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TulsaHurricane and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TulsaHurricane. Follow Tulsa Women's Tennis on Twitter (http://twitter.com/TulsaWTennis) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TulsaWTennis).

No. 28 Tulsa 4, No. 31 Oklahoma State 3


#47 Samantha Vickers (TLS) d. #59 Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7)

Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) d. Isaura Enrique (TLS) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (3)

Megan McCray (OSU) d. #46 Yelena Nemchen (TLS) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (8)

Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) d. Carla Tur Mari (OSU) 7-6 (5), 6-7 (1), 1-0 (8)

Renata Kuricova (TLS) d. Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) 7-6 (5), 7-5

Marcelina Cichon (TLS) d. Maria Alvarez (OSU) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8)


Kanyapat Narattana/Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) d. Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) 7-5

Maria Sant'Anna/Rongrong Leenabanchong (TLS) vs. Carla Tur Mari/Maria Alvarez (OSU) 5-4 unfinished

Karyn Guttormsen/Katarina Adamovic (OSU) d. Renata Kuricova/Yelena Nemchen (TLS) 6-1