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Vickers Advances To Round Of 32 At NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship

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May 22, 2013

URBANA, Ill. -

Junior Samantha Vickers, ranked No. 18 in the ITA Rankings, rallied to dispatch No. 29 Hanna Mar of Duke, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship at the Atkins Tennis Center on Wednesday.

After dropping the first frame, Vickers took control of the match taking the final two sets to advance. She will face No. 44-ranked Stefanie Tan of TCU, who upset No.17-ranked Sofie Oyen of Florida, 6-3, 6-4. The time for tomorrow’s match will be set later tonight.

“She faced a very tough opponent in Duke’s Hanna Mar,” commented Head Coach Dean Orford. “Mar gave Vickers a very tough first set, but Sam weathered the storm and came on strong in the third set. It’s good for her to get the first match under her belt, and we look forward to her match tomorrow against TCU’s Stefanie Tan.”

Vickers is one of four players in school history to advance past the first round, joining Anousjka van Exel, Alicia Pilay and Daniela Muscolino.

Vickers will also play her first doubles match tomorrow with sophomore Isaura Enrique. The Tulsa tandem will face Stanford’s Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs. Vickers and Enrique are ranked No. 15 in the country, while Ahn and Gibbs are ranked No. 8. Start time for the doubles match will be released later today.

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2013 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championships

May 22, 2013 at Urbana, Ill.

(Atkins Tennis Center)

No. 18 Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) def. No. 29 Hanna Mar (Duke) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 

2013 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championships

May 23, 2013 at Urbana, Ill.

(Atkins Tennis Center)

No. 18 Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) vs. No. 44 Stefanie Tan (TCU) TBA 

2013 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Doubles Championships

May 23, 2013 at Urbana, Ill.

(Atkins Tennis Center)

No. 15 Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) vs. No. 8 Kristie Ahn/Nicole Gibbs (Stanford) TBA