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TU Women's Tennis Plays an Individual Competition This Weekend at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center

TU women's tennis opens the 2014 season with an individual tournament with Wyoming, North Texas and Old Dominion
TU women's tennis opens the 2014 season with an individual tournament with Wyoming, North Texas and Old Dominion
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Jan. 9, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team begins the 2014 season with an individual tournament that includes teams of Wyoming, North Texas and Old Dominion at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center starting on Friday morning and finishing on Sunday.

The Golden Hurricane starts the 2014 campaign ranked No. 28 after finishing No. 29 last season. TU went 70-31 (.693) in singles competition during the fall season, including a .758 (25-8) winning percentage from three freshmen and went 25-12 (.676) in doubles competition during the fall season.

Samantha Vickers, ranked No. 48 in the International Tennis Association poll, faces Nikol Hristova of Old Dominion on Friday, followed by Vernoica Popovici of Wyoming on Saturday and Kseniya Bardabush of North Texas on Sunday in the blue draw.

Vickers went 9-4 during the fall season and finished on a five-match winning streak. Vickers was named co-Conference USA Player of the Month for November as she went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles at the Memphis Collegiate Invite.

Isaura Enrique faces Niki Khmolovska of Old Dominion on Friday, followed by Jessica Parizher of Wyoming on Saturday and Alexis Thoma of North Texas on Sunday in the silver draw.

Enrique went 5-3 during the fall season and went 2-1 at the Memphis Collegiate Invite.

Vickers and Enrique pairs up to face Bardabush and Thoma of North Texas, followed by Popovici and Jonas of Wyoming on Friday and Hristova and Melissa Esnal Olguin of Old Dominion.

Vickers and Enrique went 5-5 as doubles partners and went 2-1 at the Memphis Collegiate Invite.

Yelena Nemchen faces Ingrid Vojcinakova of Old Dominion on Friday, followed by Dorottya Jonas of Wyoming on Saturday and Anastasiya Shestakova of North Texas on Sunday in the brown draw.

Nemchen, who is ranked No. 47, is the first freshman to be ranked since May 28, 2008 when Alexandra Kichoutkin was ranked No. 110. The Kazakhstan, Karaganda native went 5-2 during the fall season, including falling in the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Central Region going 4-1 during her first collegiate tournament.

Renata Kuricova faces Faith Atiso of Old Dominion on Friday, Alma Espinosa of Wyoming on Saturday and Dane Joubert of North Texas on Sunday in the gold draw.

Kuricova went 10-4 during the fall season and went 6-2 in her last eight matches.

The doubles duo of Nemchen and Kuricova face Shestakova and Kamilla Galieva of North Texas and Silviya Zhelyazkova and Christa Gecheva of Wyoming on Friday, Khmolovska and Ivana Vukovic of Old Dominion on Saturday in the brown doubles draw.

Nemchen and Kuricova did not partnered up in doubles play during the fall season.

Maria Sant'Anna faces Olguin of Old Dominion on Friday, Alena Vasileva of Wyoming on Saturday and Ana Sofia Cordero on Sunday in the white draw.

Sant'Anna went 9-6 and had a six-match winning streak, going 3-0 at the Arkansas Invite and won the first three matches at the USTA/ITA Central Region.

Rongrong Leenabanchong faces Vukovic of Old Dominion on Friday, Gecheva of Wyoming on Saturday and Galieva of North Texas on Sunday in the black draw.

Leenabanchong went a team-best 12-3 during the fall season and finished on a five-match winning streak, including going 3-0 at the Memphis Collegiate Invite.

The doubles duo of Sant'Anna and Leenabanchong face Dane Joubert and Agustina Valenzuela of North Texas and Parizher and Vasileva of Wyoming on Friday and Vojcinakova and Marijana Novajovic of Old Dominion.

The duo went 6-1 in the fall season and won the first six matches to begin the season.

Marcelina Cichon faces Espinosa of Wyoming on Friday Joubert of North Texas on Saturday and Faith Atiso of North Texas on Sunday in the gold draw.

Cichon went 8-3 during the fall season and finished 4-1 in her last five matches.

Saana Saarteinen faces Novakovic of Old Dominion on Friday, followed by Zhelyazkova of Wyoming on Saturday and Valenzuela of North Texas on Sunday.

Saarteinen went 6-4 during the fall season and went 2-1 at the Memphis Collegiate Invite. The Tampere, Finland native fell to teammate Nemchen in the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Central Region.

Carol Benito faces Joubert of North Texas on Friday, Atiso of Old Dominion on Saturday and Espinosa of Wyoming on Sunday in the gold draw.

Benito went 6-2 during the fall season, including a 2-1 record at the Memphis Collegiate Invite.

The Golden Hurricane starts team competition with two home matches on Friday, Jan. 18 against BYU at 9:30 a.m. and cross-town rival Oral Roberts at 5 p.m. at the Case Tennis Center. TU enters on a 45-match home streak.

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