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Tulsa, Oklahoma - The 37th-ranked Tulsa women's tennis team won back-to-back matches this past weekend over Western Athletic Conference rivals TCU and SMU. TU pulled off the biggest upset this season with a 5-4 victory over the 24th-ranked Horned Frogs and claimed a 5-4 win over the 68th-ranked Mustangs to extend its consecutive win streak to seven matches.

At the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Tulsa won four of the six singles matches and captured wins over both of TCU's nationally-ranked singles players. The Horned Frogs tied the match by winning the top two doubles matches, but Tulsa won the bottom doubles contest to prevail, 5-4.

Sophomore Bianca Posada, playing the top singles position, won a three-set match against 44th-ranked Dorrit Huppes, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, while freshman Aleksandra Durska topped 75th-ranked Lucie Dvorakova, 6-4, 6-1, to claim her first win over a nationally-ranked opponent.

TCU's second-ranked doubles team of Dvorakova and Daria Zoldakova defeated TU's top doubles duo of junior Jennifer DeSpain and sophomore Jana Sedivec, 8-4.

No. 1 -- Bianca Posada (TU) def. Dorrit Huppes (TCU), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
No. 2 -- Aleksandra Durska (TU) def. Lucie Dvorakova (TCU)6-4, 6-1
No. 3 -- Monica Poveda (TU) def. Daria Zoldakova (TCU), 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 -- Leoni Weirich (TCU) def. Jana Sedivec (TU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 -- Jennifer DeSpain (TU) def. Jessika Kjellgren (TCU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 -- Debbie Bell (TCU) def. Kerry-Lea Glass (TU), 7-5, 6-2

No. 1 -- Dvorakova/Zoldakova (TCU) def. DeSpain/Sedivec (TU), 8-4
No. 2 -- Huppes/Bell (TCU) def. Poveda/Glass (TU), 8-5
No. 3 -- Posada/Durska (TU) def. Weirich/Stacey Sabala (TCU), 8-3

In Dallas at the Haggar Tennis Stadium, SMU and Tulsa split the singles matches, but the Hurricane overtook the Mustangs by winning the middle and bottom matches in doubles to escape Dallas with a 5-4 victory.

No. 1 -- Dee Dee Herring (SMU) def. Bianca Posada (TU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 -- Aleksandra Durska (TU) def. Megan Russell (SMU), 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 -- Monica Poveda (TU) def. Patricia Ubeda-Diaz (SMU), 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 -- Katie Pruett (SMU) def. Jana Sedivec (TU), 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 -- Jennifer DeSpain (TU) def. Lindsay Bruce (SMU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 -- Sara Love Swaney (SMU) def. Sandra Sailer (TU), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

No. 1 -- Bruce/Russell (SMU) def. DeSpain/Sedivec (TU), 8-6
No. 2 -- Poveda/Glass (TU) def. Herring/Pruett (SMU), 8-5
No. 3 -- Posada/Durska (TU) def. Swaney/Ubeda-Diaz (SMU), 8-4