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Women's Tennis Completes Second Day Of Central Region Championship

Sam Vickers won both of her singles matches during the second day of the ITA Central Region Championship
Sam Vickers won both of her singles matches during the second day of the ITA Central Region Championship
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Oct. 19, 2012

TULSA, Okla. -

The University of Tulsa women's tennis saw two singles players and three doubles teams advance to the Round of 16 during the second day of action at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship on Friday, October 19, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

In doubles play, senior Michelle Farley and freshman Saana Saarteinen defeated Oklahoma's Abbi Melrose/Whitney Wofford, 8-6. Farley and Saarteinen will face Melaine Delsart and Anastacia Simons of Southern Illinois tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

Junior Sam Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique dispatched Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien of Southern Illinois 8-0. The Tulsa tandem will face Missouri's Rachel Sthulmann and Madison Rhyner tomorrow morning in the round of 16.

The freshmen duo of Carol Benito and Belin Rivera won two matches today to advance to the Round of 16, as they defeated SLU's Madelin Jolly Maddie Cook 8-4 and UCA"s Kriza Buck and Allison Murphy 8-6. They will face the tournament's number one seed Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana tomorrow.

Vickers, the tournament's number two seed in singles, defeated Iowa's Shelby Talcott 6-0, 6-3 and SIU's Natasha Tomishima 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the round of 16. She will face Iowa's Morven McCulloch tomorrow afternoon.

Enrique captured her matches in straight sets to advance as she took down Claudine Paulson of Arkansas 6-1, 6-2, in the first round and Oklahoma's Zita Engbroks 6-4, 6-2 in the second. She will face the No. 1 seed Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State tomorrow.



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USTA/ITA Central Region Championships

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, October 18, 2012 - Results

Main Draw Doubles First Round

Carol Benito/Belin Rivera (TU) def. Madelin Jolly/Maddie Cook (SLU) 8-4

Sam Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TU) received bye

Maria Sant'Anna/Renata Kuricova (TU) received bye

Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TU) received bye


Main Draw Doubles Second Round

Sam Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TU) def. Natasha Tomishima/Jennifer Dien (SIU)  8-0

Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TU) def. Abbi Melrose/Whitney Wofford (OU) 8-6

Mia Lancaster/Zita Engbrok (OU) def. Maria Sant'Anna/Renata Kuricova (TU) 8-6

Carol Benito/Belin Rivera (TU) def. Kriza Buck/Allison Murphy (UCA) 8-6


Main Draw Singles First Round

Michelle Farley (TU) def. Aria Lambert (Minn.) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Isuara Enrique (TU) def. Claudine Paulson (Ark.) 6-1, 6-2

Carol Benito (TU) def. Teresa Brichacova (Minn.) 6-2, 6-2

Maria Sant' Anna (TU) def. Julia Courter (Minn.) 6-3, 7-5

Sam Vickers (TU) def. Shelby Talcott (Iowa) 6-0, 6-3

Saana Saarteinen (TU) def. Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (WSU) 7-6(5), 6-3


Main Draw Singles Second Round

Sam Vickers (TU) def. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) 6-0, 6-1

Isuara Enrique (TU) def. Zita Engbroks (OU) 6-4, 6-2

Lucia Kovalova (WSU) def. Michelle Farley (TU) 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) def. Carol Benito (TU) 6-2, 6-4

Yang Pang (Ark.) def. Maria Sant'Anna (TU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Saana Saarteinen (TU) 7-6 (4), 7-5