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No. 28 TU Women's Tennis Defeats No. 30 Host Purdue 5-2 Sunday

Kuricova scored the first point for No. 28 Golden Hurricane as TU defeated host No. 30 Purdue 5-2 on Sunday

Kuricova scored the first point for No. 28 Golden Hurricane as TU defeated host No. 30 Purdue 5-2 on Sunday
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Feb. 9, 2014

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team defeated No. 30 Purdue 5-2 on Sunday at Schwartz Tennis Center to extend its winning streak to four.

For only the second time this season, No. 28 Golden Hurricane (6-1) lost the doubles point to host No. 30 Purdue (3-2).

TU doubles team of Renata Kuricova and Marcelina Cichon won 6-0 at the No. 3 doubles position, but the Boilermakers tied it up after winning at the No. 2 singles position. With the score tied at the No. 1 singles position at six, Purdue won the tie-breaker point 7-5, to win at the No. 1 doubles position 7-6.

Kuricova got TU on the board with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Krisztina Kapitany at the No. 5 singles position to tie the match at one and No. 47 Samantha Vickers' 6-0, 6-4 win over No. 110 Mara Schmidt at the No. 1 singles position gave the Golden Hurricane a 2-1 lead.

Cichon increased TU's lead to 3-1 after a 7-6, 6-3 win over Andjela Djokovic at the No. 6 singles position, but Purdue cut the Hurricane's lead to 3-2 after a win at the No. 4 singles position.

No. 46 Yelena Nemchen recorded the fourth point for the Golden Hurricane with a 6-4, 7-6 win at the No. 3 singles position, while Isaura Enrique finished the match with a 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7) win at the No. 2 singles position for a 5-2 Hurricane win.

The Golden Hurricane returns home for a three-match homestand starting with SMU on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, where TU has a 47-match winning streak.

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No. 28 Tulsa 5, No. 30 Purdue 2


1. #47 Samantha Vickers (TLS) d. #110 Mara Schmidt (Purdue) 6-0, 6-4

2. Isaura Enrique (TLS) d. Daniela Vidal (Purdue) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7)

3. #46 Yelena Nemchen (TLS) d. Nicole Robinson (Purdue) 6-4, 7-6

4. T. Bernard-Feigenbaum (Purdue) d. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (4)

5. Renata Kuricova (TLS) d. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) 6-3, 6-2

6. Marcelina Cichon (TLS) d. Andjela Djokovic (Purdue) 7-6, 6-3

Order of finish: 5, 1, 6, 4, 3, 2


1. Mara Schmidt/Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) d. Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) 7-6 (5)

2. Daniela Vidal/Natalia Davila (Purdue) d. Maria Sant'Ann/Rongrong Leenabanchong (TLS) 6-2

3. Renata Kuricova/Marcelina Cichon (TLS) d. Nicole Robinson/Claudia Escribens (Purdue) 6-0

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1