No. 25 Tulsa Women's Tennis Blanks Houston, 7-0
April 7, 2013
TULSA, Okla. -
The No. 25 Tulsa women’s tennis squad extended its winning streak to six matches as the Golden Hurricane swept Houston, 7-0, Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The Tulsa (15-5) wraps up regular season play next weekend as UT-Arlington rolls into town on Friday, April 12. TU will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday, April 14 against Memphis.
The Hurricane took the doubles point, as junior Maria Sant’Anna and freshman Renata Kuricova took care of business on Court 3 defeating Gabriella Jansson and Dionne Sanders, 8-3. Junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique, ranked No. 19 in the country, defeated Rocio Martin and Charlotte Phillips, 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. Senior Michelle Farley and freshman Saana Saarteinen completed the TU sweep with an 8-4 win on Court 2.
Sant’Anna defeated Jo Garvey, 6-1, 6-1, on Court 5, and freshman Carol Benito earned a 6-0, 6-0 triumph against Jansson to give TU a 3-0 lead.
Saarteinen clinched the match for TU with a 6-0, 6-0, win at No. 3 singles against Phillips.
On Court 4, Farley snared a 6-4, 6-0, victory against Sanders to push the TU advantage to 5-0.
Vickers, ranked No. 22 in the nation in singles, earned a 6-2, 6-3 win against Elena Kordolaimi at the No. 1 slot. Vickers is riding a 13-match winning streak.
Enrique finished the match off defeating Martin, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2 singles to complete the Hurricane sweep.
“It was another good weekend as we near the end of the regular season,” commented Head Coach Dean Orford. ”I feel like things are coming together in doubles and singles. We love playing in these windy conditions. The team played very well against two well-coached programs in Louisville and Houston, and it was nice to see the development of the team.”
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Tennis Match Results
Houston vs Tulsa
Apr 07, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.
(Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
#25 Tulsa 7, Houston 0
1. #22 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Rocio Martin Fernand (HOU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Charlotte Phillips (HOU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Dionne Sanders (HOU) 6-4, 6-0
5. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Jo Garvey (HOU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Carol Benito (TLS) def. Gabriella Jansson (HOU) 6-0, 6-0
1. #19 Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Rocio Martin Fernand/Charlotte Phillips (HOU) 8-5
2. Saana Saarteinen/Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Jo Garvey/Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) 8-4
3. Maria Sant'Anna/Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Gabriella Jansson/Dionne Sanders (HOU) 8-3
Match Notes: Houston 12-9
Tulsa 15-5; National ranking #25
Official: Kevin Gannon T - 2:35 A – 95
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,3,4,1,2)
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