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Tulsa Wins Four Individual Titles At Aces For The Cure

Maria Sant'Anna beat Missouri's Maria Christensen, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 to be crowned the tournament's champion at No. 4 singles.
Maria Sant'Anna beat Missouri's Maria Christensen, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 to be crowned the tournament's champion at No. 4 singles.
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Sept. 23, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

The University of Tulsa women’s tennis team took home four individual titles during the final day of the Aces For The Cure Tournament hosted by the University of Missouri at the Plaza Tennis Center on Sunday, September 23.

In singles play, Samantha Vickers defeated Elisha Gabb of Missouri, 6-3, 6-4, to remain undefeated on the weekend to win the No. 1 singles title.

Maria Sant'Anna beat Missouri's Maria Christensen, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 to be crowned the tournament's champion at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, Michelle Farley and Saana Sarteinen were named the tournaments No. 2 doubles champions after a 8-5 victory over Princeton's Amanda Muliawan and Monica Chow.

Sant'Anna teamed up with Renata Kurikova to defeat Katie Goepel and Emily Hahn of Princeton 8-5 at No. 3 doubles to finish the weekend 2-0 to win the tournament title. 

"I'm very pleased with the improvements that we made in doubles play from yesterday to today," commented Head Coach Dean Orford. "The ladies pulled out some tough three set victories and Vickers and Sant'Anna remained undefeated for the weekend winning their respective singles divisions."

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SUN SEPT 23 RESULTS

First Round Doubles 9:00 AM 

Tulsa vs. Princeton 

1. Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) def. Lindsay Graff/Katherine Flanigan (Princeton) 8-6

2. Michelle Farley/Saana Sarteinen (Tulsa) def. Amanda Muliawan /Monica Chow (Princeton) 8-5

3. Maria Sant’Anna/Renata Kurikova (Tulsa) def. Katie Goepel/Emily Hahn (Princeton) 8-5

Extra matches: 

1. Carol Benito/Belen Rivera (Tulsa) def. Rachel Stuhlmann/Madison Rhyner (Missouri) 8-6


First Round Singles 10:30 AM 

Missouri vs. Tulsa

1. Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) def. Elisha Gabb(Missouri)   6-3,6-4

2. Cierra Gayton-Leach (Missouri) def. Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) 6-4,6-3

3. Rachel Stuhlmann (Missouri) def. Michelle Farley (Tulsa) 6-1,6-2

4. Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa) def. Maria Christensen (Missouri) 6-4,1-6,10-7

5. Saana Sarteinen  (Tulsa) def. Alex Clark (Missouri) 3-6,7-6 (5), 11-9

6. Madison Rhyner (Missouri) def. Belen Rivera (Tulsa) 6-3,6-4 

Extra Matches 

Emily Hahn (Princeton) def. Renata Kurikova (Tulsa) 6-0, 6-0

Katie Goepel (Princeton) def. Carol Benito (Tulsa) 6-7(6), 6-3, 10-6

Tournament Winners

Singles

1. Samantha Vickers (Tulsa)

2. Cierra Gayton-Leach (Missouri)

3. Meghan Blevins (OSU)

4. Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa)

5. Emily Hahn (Princeton)

6. Madison Rhyner (Missouri)

Doubles

1. Elisha Gabb/Cierra Gayton-Leach (Missouri)

2. Michelle Farley/Saana Sarteinen (Tulsa)

3. Maria Sant’Anna/Renata Kurikova (Tulsa)