Sant'Anna wins the Wimbledon Flight at the Arkansas Invite
Oct. 6, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Maria Sant'Anna won the Wimbledon Flight as the University of Tulsa women's tennis team won five matches Sunday.
Sant'Anna defeated Tatiana Larina of Northwestern State 6-1 and then Larina retired.
Dobby Leenabanchong fell to Anki Wind of Memphis 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the back draw of the Wimbledon Flight.
Carol Benito defeated Lindsey Whitehead of Auburn 6-2, 6-2 in the back draw of the French Open Flight.
The doubles team of Saarteinen and Kuricova defeated the doubles team of Liza Tymchenko and Marta Morga of Memphis 8-4, while Sant'Anna and Leenabanchong defeated the doubles team of Reka Muller and de Mann of Auburn 8-5 in the Australian Open Flight.
Benito partnered with Flavia Araujo of Arkansas to defeated Nataly Krutova and Daniela Simonova of Northwestern State 8-7 (5) in the back draw of the Australian Open Flight.
The Golden Hurricane returns to action on Oct. 17 with the USTA/ITA central regional in Norman, Okla.
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Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) d. Tatiana Larina (NWST) 6-1, retired
Anki Wind (Memphis) d. Dobby Leenabanchong (Tulsa) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1*
Carol Benito (Tulsa) d. Lindsey Whitehead (Auburn) 6-2, 6-2*
Paula de Mann (Auburn) d. Saana Saarteinen (Tulsa) 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1*
Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) d. Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) 7-6 (5), 6-1*
Saana Saarteinen-Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) d. Liza Tymchenko-Marta Morga (Memphis) 8-4 Maria Sant'Anna-Dobby Leenabanchong (Tulsa) d. Reka Muller-Paula de Mann (Auburn) 8-5
Carol Benito (Tulsa)-Flavia Araujo (Ark.) d. Nataly Krutova-Daniela Simonova (NWST) 8-7 (5)*
*Back draw match
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