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Nov. 2, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -

The Tulsa women’s tennis team completed its first day of competition at the Memphis Invitational on Friday, November 2.

Freshman Saana Saarteinen defeated Kelly Gray of Memphis, 6-2, 6-2, to earn TU’s lone victory in singles play. She will face Krisztina Kapitany of Purdue tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. in the second round of the Gray Draw.

Doubles results will be posted later tonight as the Golden Hurricane faced Vanderbilt and Oklahoma in doubles play. 

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Memphis Invitational

Friday, November 2, 2012


Gray Draw First Round

Saana Saarteinen (Tulsa) def. Kelly Gray (Memphis) 6-2, 6-2

Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Carol Benito (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-4

Skylar Kuykendall (Memphis) def. Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) 6-4, 6-2


Black Draw First Round

Liza Tymchenko (Memphis) def. Michelle Farley (Tulas) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1


White Draw First Round

Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) def. Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa) 6-1, 7-5


Tulsa vs Vanderbilt

1. Lauren Mira/Courtney Colton (VU) def. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TUL), 8-1

2. Marie Casares/Ashleigh Antal (VU) def. Reneta Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TUL), 8-5

3. Maria Rivera Perez/Carol Benito (TUL) def. Maggie Leavell/Megan Gornet (VU), 8-1

Tulsa vs Oklahoma

1. Hermon Brhane/Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TUL), 8-4

2. Reneta Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TUL) def. Mia Lancaster/Whitney Wofford (OU), 8-5

3. Zita Engbrooks/Abbi Melrose (OU) def. Maria Rivera Perez/Carol Benito (TUL), 8-3