Michigan Ends Tulsa's Run In NCAA Second Round
May 15, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team saw its season come to a close Sunday afternoon as the Golden Hurricane fell 4-1 to No. 10 Michigan at the Varsity Tennis Center in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship.
No. 22 Tulsa had its 21-match win streak snapped and finished the year with a 26-3 mark. The No. 10-ranked Wolverines (24-4) advance to the Round of 16 and they will face Miami (Fla.)
This was the fourth time Tulsa had participated in the second round, and the Golden Hurricane has never advanced to the Round of 16.
The season finale also saw the end to the careers of Alexandra Kichoutkin and Jo-Anne Karaitiana. Kichoutkin leaves Tulsa with the school record for career doubles victories (91) and she finished just six shy of the all-time record for career singles wins (109).
Michigan won the doubles point by picking up victories at both No. 1 and No. 2. Kichoutkin and Karaitiana fell at the top of the order to the No. 8 pair of Denise Muresan and Brooke Bolender. The junior tandem of Anastasia Erofeeva and Ewa Szatkowska lost 8-1 to the No. 64 duo of Whitney Taney and Rika Tatsuno.
The Golden Hurricane was unable to halt the Michigan momentum in singles play.
The Wolverines pushed ahead 2-0 after Szatkowska lost 6-1, 6-4 to No. 82-ranked Taney from the third position.
Vickers got Tulsa on the board with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Tatsuno from the fifth position, and she picked up her 19th-straight victory.
No. 8 Muresan defeated No. 109 Kichoutkin 6-3, 6-3 from the top of the lineup, and UM won the team competition when sophomore Michelle Farley lost 6-0, 6-3 to No. 67 Critser at the fourth spot.
No. 81 Bolender was leading Erofeeva 7-5, 3-0 at the second position, and Nguyen was leading Karaitiana 6-4, 5-0 from No. 6.
Tennis Match Results
#10 Michigan 4, #22 Tulsa 1
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