Samantha Vickers Advances to the Final Four at the Midland Invitational
Sept. 15, 2013
MIDLAND, Texas - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team began the day with two players in the final 16 of the Midland Invitational in Midland, Texas.
The No. 1 seed Samantha Vickers won both of her matches on Sunday to advance to the final four. The senior defeated Michaela Capannolo of Pepperdine 6-3, 6-2 in the round of 16.
Vickers then defeated the No. 5 seeded Dominique Harmath of Rice 6-3, 6-1. Vickers faces the No. 4 seed Stefanie Tan of TCU in the final four.
Vickers reached the second round after receiving a bye in the first round and then defeated Claire Dreyer of Kansas 6-3, 6-1 to reach the round of 16.
Doby Leenabanchong fell in the round of 16 to the No. 6 seed of Mata Cutura of Pepperdine 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday. Leenabanchong defeated No. 11 seed Blair Shankle of Baylor 3-6, 6-2 (1-0) in the first round and then defeated Chelsea Utting of Penn State 7-5, 6-4 to reach the round of 16.
On Saturday, Vickers and Isaura Enrique played a round of doubles and won the first round 8-3 over Maria Jose Cardona and Dylan Windom of Kansas. But the two lost on Sunday to Blair Shankle and Victoria Kisialeva of Baylor 8-7.
Maria Sant'Anna and Marcelina Cichon partnered up in the doubles and won the first round 8-2 over Katy Collins and Shannon Beckett of Texas State. But they lost in the next round to the No. 2 seed Lorraine Guillermo and Yuki Chiang of Pepperdine 8-3.
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Singles Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) d. Michaela Capannolo (Pepp.) 6-3, 6-2 Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) d. Dominique Harmath (Rice) 6-3, 6-1 Mata Cutura (Pepp.) d. Doby Leenabanchong (Tulsa) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) d. Maria Jose Cardona and Dylan Windom (Kan.) 8-3 Blair Shankle and Victoria Kisialeva (Bay.) d. Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) 8-7 Maria Sant'Anna and Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) d. Katy Collins and Shannon Beckett (Tex. St.) 8-2 Lorraine Guillermo and Yuki Chiang (Pepp.) d. Maria Sant'Anna and Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) 8-3
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