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Sant'Anna wins the Wimbledon Flight at the Arkansas Invite

Maria Sant'Anna won the Wimbledon Flight of the Arkansas Invite on Sunday

Maria Sant'Anna won the Wimbledon Flight of the Arkansas Invite on Sunday
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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.

Renata Kuricova defeated Alyssa Hibberd of Memphis 7-6 (5), 6-1 and Saana Saarteinen fell to Paula de Mann of Auburn 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in the back draw of the U.S. 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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Arkansas Invite


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