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Women's Tennis Advances Two in the Final 16 at the ITA Tournament

Vickers and Leenabanchong advances to the Round of 16
Vickers and Leenabanchong advances to the Round of 16
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Sept. 13, 2013

MIDLAND, Texas - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team has two players in the final 16 of the ITA tournament in Midland, Texas after two rounds played on Friday.

The No. 1 seed in the ITA tournament Samantha Vickers received a bye in the first round. The senior won her first match against Claire Dreyer of Kansas 6-3, 6-1. Vickers, who is ranked 15th in the 2013 ITA preseason poll, faces Michaela Capannolo of Pepperdine on Saturday.

Doby Leenabanchong defeated the No. 11 seed in the tournament Blair Shankle of Baylor 3-6, 6-2 (1-0). Leeanbanchong then took down Chelsea Utting of Penn State 7-5, 6-4. The freshman plays against the No. 7 seed Mata Cutura of Pepperdine on Saturday.

Maria Sant'Anna won her opening match to Dylan Windom of Kansas 6-4, 6-4. The senior fell to the No. 4 seed Stefanie Tan of TCU 6-1, 6-4.

Isaura Enrique, ranked No. 10 in the tournament, won her first match against Astrid Gehre of UT Arlington 6-3, 6-2, but lost in the next round to Jessica Kahts of Texas State 6-0, 6-2.

Marcelina Cichon won her first match against Jessica Birowski of UT Arlington 6-4, 6-2. The freshman lost in the next round to Natalie Beazant of Rice, who is ranked No. 2 in the tournament, 6-2, 6-1.

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Singles Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) d. Claire Dreyer (Kan.) 6-3, 6-1. Doby Leenabanchong (Tulsa) d. Blair Shankle (Bay.) 3-6, 6-2 (1-0) Doby Leenabanchong (Tulsa) d. Chelsea Utting of Penn State 7-5, 6-4 Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) d. Dylan Windom (Kan.) 6-4, 6-4 Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) d. Astrid Gehre (UTA) 6-3, 6-2 Jessica Kahts (Texas State) d. Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) 6-0, 6-2 Stefanie Tan (TCU) d. Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-4 Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) d. Jessica Birowski (UTA) 6-4, 6-2 Natalie Beazant (Rice) d. Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) 6-2, 6-1