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No. 22 Tulsa Women's Tennis Defeats North Texas, 4-1

Michelle Farley clinched the win for TU with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles
Michelle Farley clinched the win for TU with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles
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March 9, 2013


IRVING, Texas -

The No. 22 Tulsa women’s tennis squad picked up a 4-1 triumph over No. 54 North Texas Saturday at the Las Colinas Country Club.

The Golden Hurricane improved to 10-5 on the season while dropping he Green Wave to a 7-4 ledger.

Tulsa took a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Freshman Renata Kuricova and junior Maria Sant’Anna defeated Dane Joubert and Ilona Serchenko, 8-3, at No. 3 doubles, while sophomore Isaura Enrique and junior Samantha Vickers, ranked No. 19 in the nation, defeated Barbora Vykydalova and Valentina Starkova, 8-4 at No. 1 doubles.

In singles play, Vickers extended the Tulsa lead to 2-0 after dispatching Ksenyia Bardabush at No. 1 singles, 8-4. Vickers is now 11-1 on the year in singles play, and is ranked No. 59 in the nation.

The Mean Green picked up its lone point at No. 2 singles, as Vykydalova defeated Enrique, 6-2, 6-3 to cut TU’s lead to 2-1.

Freshman Saana Saarteinen earned a 6-4, 6-4, win over Franziska Sprinkmeye on Court No. 4 to propel TU to a 3-1 lead.

Clinching the match for the Hurricane was senior Michelle Farley, who rallied at No. 3 singles to defeat Starkova, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. 

The Golden Hurricane will have a slight break before it heads west to face San Francisco and Saint Mary’s on March 18 and 19, respectively.

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Tennis Match Results

Tulsa vs North Texas

Mar 09, 2013 at Irving, Texas

(Las Colinas Country Club)

#22 Tulsa 4, #54 North Texas 1

Singles competition 

1. #59 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Ksenyia Bardabush (UNT) 6-2, 6-3

2. Barbora Vykydalova (UNT) def. Isaura Enrique (TLS) 6-2, 6-3

3. Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Valentina Starkova (UNT) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

4. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Franziska Sprinkmeye (UNT) 6-4, 6-4

5. Agustina Valenzuela (UNT) vs. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 2-6, 0-3, unfinished

6. Ilona Serchenko (UNT) vs. Renata Kuricova (TLS) 2-5, unfinished

Doubles competition 

1. #19 Isaura Enrique/Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Barbora Vykydalova/Valentina Starkova (UNT) 8-4

2. Ksenyia Bardabush/Franziska Sprinkmeye (UNT) vs. Saana Saarteinen/Michelle Farley (TLS) 5-5, unfinished

3. Renata Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Dane Joubert/Ilona Serchenko (UNT) 8-3

Match Notes:

Tulsa 10-5; National ranking #22
North Texas 7-4; National ranking #54
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,2,4,3)