Saartienen and Nemchen advance to the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Central Region
Oct. 19, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - Two University of Tulsa women's tennis players, Saana Saartienen and Yelena Nemchen, advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Central Region on Saturday.
Saartienen defeated Dimitra Stavriankou of UMKC 6-3, 6-4 in the first round and No. 9-16 Natallia Pintusava of Minnesota 7-5, 7-6 (1) in the second round.
Nemchen, ranked No. 7, defeated Satjaporn Mahjaroenkul of Wichita State 6-2, 6-2 in the first round and Karyn Guttormsen of Oklahoma State 6-1, 6-0 in the second round.
Saartienen and Nemchen face each other in the round of 16 on Sunday morning.
Rongrong Leenabanchong defeated Haley Martin of Oral Roberts 6-1, 6-0 in the first round, but fell to No. 8 Whitney Ritchie of Oklahoma 6-1, 6-0 in the second round.
Maria Sant'Anna defeated Monique Krutak of SIUE 6-2, 6-2 in the first round, but fell to No. 9-16 Shelby Talcott of Iowa 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.
Four TU players fell in the first round on Saturday as No. 2 seed Samantha Vickers fell to Tereza Brichacova of Minnesota 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, Isaura Enrique fell to No. 9-16 Megan McCray of Oklahoma State 6-2, 6-0, Marcelina Cichon fell to Morgan Chumney of Oklahoma and Renata Kuricova fell to Kelli Hine of Missouri 6-4, 6-3.
But the four won their match the main draw consolation bracket as Vickers defeated Iasmin Rosa of South Dakota State 6-1, 6-1, Kuricova defeated Ksenia Pronina of Iowa State 6-0, 6-4, Enrique defeated Julia Courter of Minnesota 6-4, 6-4 and Cichon defeated Lisa Anderson of Nebraska 7-5, 6-0.
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Saana Saartienen (Tulsa) d. Dimitra Stavriankou (UMKC) 6-3, 6-4
Saana Saartienen (Tulsa) d. (9-16) Natallia Pintusava (Minn.) 6-1, 6-3
(7) Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa) d. Satjaporn Mahjaroenkul (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
(7) Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa) d. Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) 7-5, 6-3
Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) d. Monique Krutak (SIUE) 6-2, 6-2
(9-16) Shelby Talcott (Iowa) d. Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) 6-2, 6-4
Morgan Chumney (OU) d. Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-4
Tereza Brichacova (Minn.) d. (2) Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tulsa) d. Haley Martin (ORU) 6-1, 6-0
(8) Whitney Ritchie (OU) d. Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-0
Kelli Hine (Missouri) d. Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) 6-4, 6-3
(9-16) Megan McCray (OSU) d. Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) 6-2, 6-0
Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) d. Iasmin Rosa (SDSU) 6-1, 6-1*
Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) d. Ksenia Pronina (ISU) 6-0, 6-4*
Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) d. Julia Courter (Minn.) 6-4, 6-4*
Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) d. Lisa Anderson (Neb.) 7-5, 6-0*
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