No. 33 Tulsa Women's Tennis To Face Ohio State, Arkansas
Feb. 22, 2013
The Series: Tulsa is 2-4 against Arkansas during Dean Orford’s tenure at Tulsa, and this marks the first time the Hurricane has faced the Buckeyes while Orford has been TU’s head coach.
Tough Stretch: The Golden Hurricane has faced a ranked opponent six of its opening nine matches of the 2013 spring campaign. TU is 3-3 in matches against ranked foes.
Last Time Out: The No. 28-ranked Tulsa women's tennis team fell to No. 41 Oklahoma in a 4-3 tilt at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion.
The Golden Hurricane (6-3) rallied to tie the match at three apiece, but OU's Mia Lancaster defeated Tulsa senior Michelle Farley in a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 three-set thriller to give the match to the Sooners.
Sophomore Isaura Enrique tied the match at one apiece as she defeated Whitney Ritchie 6-1, 2-0 (retired) at No. 2 singles.
The Hurricane knotted the match at two after Samantha Vickers, ranked No. 55 in the nation, claimed a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Hermon Brhane at No. 1 singles. Brhane entered the match ranked No. 87 in the country.
Freshman Saana Saarteinen took the first set against Whitney Wofford at No. 5 singles, but ultimately fell 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to the Sooner junior, which gave OU a 3-2 advantage.
Sant'Anna, playing at No. 4 singles, defeated Abbi Melrose in a 7-5, 5-6, 7-6 (7-5) to tie the match at three apiece before Farley lost her tilt at No. 3 singles to Lancaster.
Last Time Against The Razorbacks (April 12, 2012): The No. 26-ranked University of Tulsa women's tennis team defeated No. 43 Arkansas 7-0 Wednesday afternoon at Case Tennis Center.
The Golden Hurricane (18-3) won its eighth-consecutive match, while the Razorbacks (10-12) lost their fifth in a row. Tulsa extended its home win streak to 34 straight matches.
Szatkowska put Tulsa on top 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Paulson at the third court to open singles action. Freshman Isaura Enrique blanked Gingras 6-0, 6-0 on the fourth court, and No. 70-ranked Erofeeva gave Tulsa the team victory with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Roy at the first position.
Sant'Anna defeated Parenteau 6-4, 6-3 on the sixth court, and No. 67-ranked Vickers topped Carbone 6-3, 6-2 at the second flight. Farley closed proceedings with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Lukomskaya at the fifth position.
Vickers picked up her 29th singles win of the season, which ties her for eighth all-time in Tulsa history for single-season singles victories. Her and Enrique are both on eight-match win streaks in singles play.
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