No. 23 Tulsa Clipped By No. 60 Kansas State, 4-3
Feb. 9, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. -
Senior Michelle Farley, junior Maria Sant’Anna and freshman Carol Benito all picked up singles victories, but the No. 23-ranked Tulsa women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 60 Kansas State Saturday at the Body First Tennis Center.
TU falls to 5-2 on the season, while the Wildcats improved to 3-0 on the season.
Junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique dropped their first doubles match of the spring campaign as they fell to Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic 8-3. The Wildcats clinched the doubles point as Ivana Kubickova and Carmen Ramos defeated Michelle Farley Saana Saarteinen 8-3.
TU fell behind 2-0 as Enrique fell to Bonacic at No. 2 singles by the count of 7-6, 4-6, 6-2. In a rematch of the ITA Central Region Championship, Niedermayerova, ranked No. 15 in the country, defeated Vickers, ranked No. 124, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
The Hurricane rallied as Farley, playing No. 3 singles, earned a come from behind win against Ivana Kubickova as the Tulsa senior won, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Minutes later, Sant’Anna defeated Ana Gomez Aleman 7-6 (4), 6-4 at No. 4 singles to make it a 3-2 match.
The TU rally fell short as Carmen Borau defeated Saana Saartienen 7-6 (4), 6-2 to give KSU a 4-2 lead. Freshman Carol Benito claimed victory in her No. 6 singles match defeating Amina St. Hill 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (7).
The Golden Hurricane will face Kansas tomorrow morning in a 11 a.m. match in Lawrence, Kan.
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Tulsa vs Kansas State
Feb 09, 2013 at Manhattan, Kan. (Body First Tennis Center)
#60 Kansas State 4, #23 Tulsa 3
1. #15 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. #124 Samantha Vickers (TLS) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
2. Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Isaura Enrique (TLS) 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-2
3. Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Ivana Kubickova (KSU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
4. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
5. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
6. Carol Benito (TLS) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7
1. #34 Petra Niedermayerova/Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. #9 Isaura Enrique/Samantha Vickers (TLS) 8-3
2. Ivana Kubickova/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TLS) 8-3
3. Amina St. Hill/Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) vs. Renata Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 4-6, unfinished
Match Notes: Tulsa 5-2; National ranking #23 ;Kansas State 3-0; National ranking #60
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,5,6)
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