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No. 26 Tulsa Women's Tennis Nets 7-0 Sweep Of UT-Arlington

Renata Kuricova and Maria Sant'Anna

Renata Kuricova and Maria Sant'Anna
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April 12, 2013


TULSA, Okla. -

The No. 26 Tulsa women’s tennis squad swept UT-Arlington, 7-0, Friday, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center

The Golden Hurricane (16-5) welcomes No. 28 Memphis into Green Country, Sunday, for its regular season finale. Before the 12 p.m. match, senior Michelle Farley will be recognized for her achievements.

Tulsa won all three doubles tilts, as Farley and freshman Saana Saarteinen defeated Verena Scott and Giada D’Ortona, 8-0, on Court 2. On Court 1, junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique dispatched Brook Dennis and Elizabeth Thoms, 8-3. The win marked the 29th of the season for the TU tandem, who are ranked No. 18 in the country. Junior Maria Sant’Anna and freshman Renata Kuricova sealed the deal with an 8-2 triumph over Christine Foote and Katarina Dikosavljevic on Court 3.

In singles play, Vickers, ranked No. 18 in the nation, extended her winning streak to 14 matches as she defeated Dikosavljevic, 6-1, 6-1, on Court 1.

Sant’Anna extended TU’s lead to 3-0 after defeating Foote, 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 5 slot.

Enrique clinched the match for the Hurricane with a 6-3, 6-1, triumph over D’Ortona at No. 2 singles.

On Court 3, Saarteinen dispatched Dennis, 6-3, 6-4, while Kuricova earned a 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 win at No. 6 against Scott.

Farley wrapped things for the Hurricane with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) victory against Thoms at No. 4 singles. 

"We had a good solid match down the lineup," commented Head Coach Dean Orford. "UT-Arlington is a tough, well-coached squad and they battled us all match long."



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Tennis Match Results

UT Arlington vs Tulsa

Apr 12, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.

(Michael D. Case Tennis Center)

#26 Tulsa 7, UT Arlington 0

Singles competition

1. #18 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Dikosavljevic, Katar (UTA) 6-1, 6-2

2. Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. D'Ortona, Giada (UTA) 6-3, 6-1

3. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Dennis, Brook (UTA) 6-3, 6-4

4. Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Thoms, Elizabeth (UTA) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

5. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Foote, Christine (UTA) 6-0, 6-2

6. Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Scott, Verena (UTA) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6

Doubles competition 

1. #18 Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TLS) def. Dennis, Brook/Thoms, Elizabeth (UTA) 8-3

2. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TLS) def. Scott, Verena/D'Ortona, Giada (UTA) 8-0

3. Maria Sant'Anna/Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Foote, Christine/Dikosavljevic, Katar (UTA) 8-2

Match Notes:
 UT Arlington 6-13

Tulsa 16-5; National ranking #26

Official: George Adams  T-3:27  A-87 

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,5,2,3,6,4)