No. 33 Tulsa Loses 4-3 Decision To No. 44 Arkansas
Feb. 24, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -
The No. 33-ranked Tulsa women's tennis squad dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 44 Arkansas at the Billingsley Tennis Center.
The Golden Hurricane (7-4) picked up the doubles point and wins at the top of the singles lineup, but Arkansas (5-5) rallied earning triumphs at the bottom four singles flights.
In doubles action, No. 12-ranked Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique picked up an 8-4 victory over Kimberly-Ann Surin and Sarah McLean at the No. 1 flight, and Michelle Farley and Saana Saarteinen earned a 9-8 (7-5) win over Claudine Paulson and Ana Hernandez at the No. 2 slot to give TU a 1-0 lead.
Arkansas took a 2-1 lead picking up wins at the No. 4 and 5 flights, but TU fought back to take a 3-2 lead. Enrique defeated Claudine Paulson 6-3, 6-3 to knot the match at two apiece, and Vickers, ranked No. 55 in the country, defeated Yang Pang 6-2, 6-3 to put the Hurricane up 3-2.
The Razorbacks tied the match up at three after McLean beat Farley, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
At No. 6 singles, TU freshman Carol Benito won the first set 6-3, but Brittany Huxley of Arkansas rallied to defeat Benito 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to clinch the match for the Razorbacks.
The Golden Hurricane will face in-state rival Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., on Friday, March 1 in a 3 p.m. tilt before hosting South Alabama on March 3 in a 12 p.m. match at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
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Tulsa vs ARKANSAS
Feb 23, 2013 at Fayetteville, Ark.
(Billingsley Tennis Center)
#44 ARKANSAS 4, #33 Tulsa 3
1. #55 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Yang Pang (ARK) 6-2, 6-3
2. Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Claudine Paulson (ARK) 6-3, 6-3
3. Sarah McLean (ARK) def. Michelle Farley (TLS) 7-5, 7-5
4. Kimberley-Ann Surin (ARK) def. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 6-2, 6-2
5. Ana Hernandez (ARK) def. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) 6-4, 6-3
6. Brittany Huxley (ARK) def. Carol Benito (TLS) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
1. #12 Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Kimberley-Ann Surin/Sarah McLean (ARK) 8-4
2. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Claudine Paulson/Ana Hernandez (ARK) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Yang Pang/Brittany Huxley (ARK) def. Renata Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 8-5
Match Notes: Tulsa 7-4; National ranking #33
ARKANSAS 5-5; National ranking #44
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,5,2,1,3,6)
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