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TU Women's Tennis moves up Six Spots for Highest Ranking in School History in ITA Poll

The Golden Hurricane moved up six spots to No. 17 for its highest ranking in school history and has two singles players ranked with senior Samantha Vickers at No. 70 and freshman Yelena Nemchen at No. 107.
The Golden Hurricane moved up six spots to No. 17 for its highest ranking in school history and has two singles players ranked with senior Samantha Vickers at No. 70 and freshman Yelena Nemchen at No. 107.
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Feb. 25, 2014

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team moved up six spots from No. 23 to No. 17 for its highest ranking in school history after the International Tennis Association released its poll on Tuesday.

The Golden Hurricane's previous highest ranking was No. 19 three times with the most recent on Feb. 22, 2012.

This season, No. 17 Golden Hurricane has posted a 9-1 record, including a 6-1 record against ranked opponents and has won its last seven matches.

Tulsa only loss was to then-ranked No. 36 Yale, 4-3, in the first round of the ITA Kick-off Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the end of January.

The Golden Hurricane has two ranked singles as senior Samantha Vickers is ranked No. 70 and freshman Yelena Nemchen is ranked No. 107.

Vickers has posted a 7-2 record at the No. 1 singles position in team competition this season and has won her last three matches. The Lincolnshire, England native has been ranked 23 of the last 24 ITA polls with her highest ranking coming on April 16, 2013 at No. 14.

Vickers has posted 103 career singles wins, which is the fourth most in school history and also has posted 80 career doubles wins, which is the sixth most in school history.

Nemchen has posted a 5-2 record in team competition this season at the No. 3 singles position and has won her last four matches.

The Golden Hurricane travels to Houston, Texas for two matches next weekend. TU faces Houston on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m., followed by Rice on Sunday, March 2 at noon.

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