Women's Tennis To Compete At National Indoors
Jan. 25, 2013
The University of Tulsa women’s tennis team, after a 2-0 opening weekend at home, will hit the road for Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take part in the first and second rounds of the National Team Indoor Championship. TU will face Clemson, the No. 20 team on Saturday in a 2 p.m. matchup. If TU wins, it will face the victor of Alabama/Memphis match on Sunday at 2 p.m., and if the Hurricane falls it will face the loser of the Alabama/Memphis match in a consolation affair at 10 a.m., on Sunday.
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
This weekend marks the first and second rounds of the National Team Indoor Championship, as 60 teams vie for 15 coveted spots in the championship. The championship will be held February 8-11 at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. There will be live scoring of the matches this weekend via the Alabama website (RollTide.com) and Twitter updates provided by @AlabamaWTN.
LAST TIME OUT: (JANUARY. 20, 2013)
UALR and Oral Roberts
The No. 25 Tulsa women’s tennis squad won its first two matches of the 2013 spring campaign with 7-0 victories over UALR and Oral Roberts on Sunday, January 20 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The Golden Hurricane (2-0) began the day dispatching UALR (1-1). The No. 9 ranked doubles duo in the nation in junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique easily defeated Viktoriya Plyuta and Yana Kakovkina 8-0 and senior Michelle Farley and freshman Saana Sarteinen defeated Dane’ Vorster and Christel Amasallem 8-2 to give TU the point.
Vickers, who is ranked No. 124 in singles, took care of business defeating Veronique Luksich 6-2, 6-2. TU won every match in straight sets to hand UALR its first loss of the year.
In the second match against Oral Roberts, Tulsa took care of business in doubles play winning the point thanks to great play from Farley and Sarteinen, along with junior Maria Sant’Anna and freshman Renata Kuricova.
In singles, the Hurricane continued its stellar play displayed throughout the day as every match was won in straight sets. Enrique, who sat out singles play during the morning match, dispatched Victoria Dollar, 6-0, 6-0.
The freshman class shined for the Golden Hurricane shined in singles play, as all four freshmen saw action during both matches in singles play.
TREACHEROUS SLATE AWAITS GOLDEN HURRICANE
Tulsa will face 13 ranked foes this year, including nine in its first 12 matches of the season. TU will face four ranked foes at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in No. 62 Wichita State, No. 29 Rice, No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 58 Memphis.
TULSA EARNS NO. 25 PRESEASON RANK
Tulsa will begin the 2012 spring campaign as the No. 25-ranked team in the nation, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released January 3. Junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique were ranked No. 9 in doubles, the highest ranking in program history. Vickers also checked in at the No. 124 spot in singles.
TU is one of 16 schools in the country to have both men’s and women’s tennis programs ranked in the top-25 in the ITA Team Rankings. Both the men’s and women’s squads are currently ranked 24th in the country.
ON THE WEB
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