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Tulsa Women's Tennis Team Falls to Ninth-Ranked Harvard, 6-1

Junior Santie Delport captured a 7-5, 6-2 upset win over 61st-ranked Elsa O'Riain in the No. 2 slot for TU's lone singles victory.
Junior Santie Delport captured a 7-5, 6-2 upset win over 61st-ranked Elsa O'Riain in the No. 2 slot for TU's lone singles victory.
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March 12, 2006

Boston, Massachusetts -


The University of Tulsa women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to ninth-ranked Harvard on Sunday afternoon at the Murr Center Courts in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Golden Hurricane owns a 9-5 record this season.

Junior Santie Delport captured a 7-5, 6-2 upset win over 61st-ranked Elsa O'Riain in the No. 2 slot for TU's lone singles victory. Harvard's 113th-ranked Eva Wang tallied a 7-6 (3), 6-4 mark over Tulsa senior Daniela Muscolino in the No. 1 position, as 91st-ranked Melissa Anderson defeated junior Kindsay Grimes, 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 4 slot.

Grimes and Muscolino fell, 8-5, to the Crimson's third-ranked tandem, Anderson and O'Riain in the No. 1 doubles position. Delport and freshman Thalia Diaz-Barriga dropped their match at the No. 2 slot, 8-5, as senior Tiffany Smith and freshman Julie Westfall lost their match, 8-3, at the No. 3 position.

The Golden Hurricane will take on 56th-ranked Boston College on Tuesday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass.


#9 Harvard def. Tulsa, 6-1
Singles -
#113 Eva Wang (H) def. Daniela Muscolino, 7-6 (3), 6-4
Santie Delport (T) def. #61 Elsa O'Riain, 7-5, 6-2
Laura Peterzan (H) def. Thalia Diaz-Barriga, 6-3, 6-1
#91 Melissa Anderson (H) def. Kindsay Grimes, 6-1, 6-1
Preethi Mukundan (H) def. Tiffany Smith, 6-7, 6-4, 11-9
Stephanie Schnitter (H) def. Agostina Santoro, 6-1, 6-4
Doubles -
#3 Anderson/O'Riain (H) def. Grimes/Muscolino, 8-5
Schnitter/Wang/ (H) def. Delport/Diaz-Barriga, 8-5
Mukundan/Peterzan (H) def. Smith/Westfall, 8-3