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Nemchen advances to the semifinals of the singles in the USTA/ITA Central Region in Norman

Freshman Yelena Nemchen advances to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Central Region in Norman, Okla.
Freshman Yelena Nemchen advances to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Central Region in Norman, Okla.
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Oct. 20, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. - Yelena Nemchen, of the University of Tulsa women's tennis team, advanced to the semifinals of the singles main draw at the USTA/ITA Central Region in Norman, Okla.

Nemchen, ranked No. 7, defeated teammate Saana Saartienen in the round of 16 6-0, 6-1 and then defeated the top ranked Petra Niedermayterova of Kansas State 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the semifinals.

The freshman plays No. 9-16 Kanyapat Narattana of Oklahoma State on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Five Golden Hurricane players won their match in the singles consolation first round, while three Hurricane players won their match in the second round.

Samantha Vickers defeated Natallia Pinusava of Minnesota 6-0, 6-0, Marcelina Cichon defeated Jessika Mozia of Minnesota 6-2, 6-1, Isaura Enrique defeated Maria Alvarez of Oklahoma State 6-2, 6-0, Rongrong Leenabanchong defeated Katie Zordani of Iowa 6-3, 6-4 and Carol Benito defeated Hannah Sulz of Nebraska 7-6 (2), 6-0 in the first round of the singles consolation match.

Renata Kuricova defeated Emma Devine of Oklahoma 7-6 (5), 4-6, 11-9, Cichon defeated Whitney Enbroks of Oklahoma 5-7, 6-1, 10-7 and Kuricova defeated Alvarez of Oklahoma State 2-6, 6-4, 12-10 in the second round of the singles consolation.

Maria Sant'Anna fell to Engbroks of Oklahoma 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the singles consolation and fell to Carl Tur Mari of Oklahoma State 7-5, 6-4 in the second round.

 

 

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(7) Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa) d. Saana Saartienen (Tulsa) 6-0, 6-1

(7) Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa) d. (1) Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) d. Natallia Pinusava (Minn.) 6-0, 6-0*

Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) d. Jessika Mozia (Minn.) 6-2, 6-1*

Zita Engbroks (OU) d. Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) 6-3, 7-5*

Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) d. Maria Alvarez (OSU) 6-2, 6-0*

Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tulsa) d. Katie Zordani (Iowa) 6-3, 6-4*

Carol Benito (Tulsa) d. Hannah Sulz (Neb.) 7-6 (2), 6-0*

Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) d. Emma Devine (OU) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 11-9*

Carl Tur Mari (OSU) d. Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) 7-5, 6-4*

Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) d. Zita Engbroks (OU) 5-7, 6-1, 10-7*

Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tulsa) d. Ann Pepper (OU) 6-2, 6-0*

Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) d. Maria Alvarez (OSU) 2-6, 6-4, 12-10*

*Consolation match