Tulsa Women's Tennis weekly Release #8
April 17, 2001
TU Closes Out Regular Season on the West Coast:
On Thursday, April 19, Tulsa battles San Diego at 3:30 p.m. The last time the Golden Hurricane and Toreros met was during the 1997-98 season. In that match, the #32-ranked San Diego topped TU, 6-3.
A day later, Tulsa squares off against former Western Athletic Conference rival San Diego State at 4:00 p.m. In just one of six losses last season, Tulsa dropped a narrow, 5-4, decision to the Aztecs in the last meeting between the schools. Both matches will be played in San Diego.
Hurricane Sweeps Oregon, Kansas:
A day later, in the final regular season home match ever to be played at the Harwell Tennis Courts, Tulsa's 34th-ranked women's tennis team captured an impressive 6-1 victory over 48th-ranked Kansas.
Durska Reaching elite Status:
On TU's career list, Durska is now just four wins shy of catching former Hurricane Tarryn Martin's (1994-98) fifth-place mark of 57.
TU senior Jennifer DeSpain (Edmond, Okla.) clinched the Kansas match for the Hurricane with her 89th career singles victory. DeSpain, the school's all-time winningest singles player, capped off her final home appearance with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over KU's Courtney Steinbock at the No. 3 position.
The 2001 WAC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships will take place at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center on the campus of Fresno State University, April 27-29.
Since Paige McMurray took over the reigns of the Tulsa women's tennis program prior to the 1998-99 season, the Golden Hurricane has won more matches over the last three years than any other three-year period in school history. With two matches remaining in the regular season, TU is 46-20 (.700) under McMurray.
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