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Nov. 3, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -

Freshman Saana Saarteinen advanced to the championship round in the Gray Draw at the Memphis Invitational on Saturday, November 3.

Saarteinen rallied to defeat Purdue's Krisztina Kapitany 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the second round of the Gray Draw. Also in the Gray Draw, freshman Renata Kuricova defeated Iris Verboven of Ole Miss 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 in the consolation round.

Senior Michelle Farley and sophomore Maria Sant'Anna also picked up victories in the first consolation round in the Black and White Draws, respectively.

In doubles play, Farley and Saarteinen defeated Alyssa Hibberd and Tiffany Welcher of Memphis, 8-5.

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Memphis Invitational

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gray Draw Second Round

Saana Saarteinen (Tulsa) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1


Gray Draw First Round Consolation

Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) def. Iris Verboven (Ole Miss) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6




Black Draw First Round Consolation

Michelle Farley (Tulas) def. Courtney Colton (Vandy)  6-0, 6-2


White Draw First Round Consolation

Maria Sant'Anna (Tulsa) def. Abbi Melrose (OU) 6-2, 6-3

Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Carol Benito (Tulsa) 6-2, 6-1


Round Robin

Maria Rivera Perez (TUL) def. Maggie Leavell (VU), 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1


Doubles Play

Memphis vs Tulsa

1. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TUL) def. Alyssa Hibberd/Tiffany Welcher (MEM), 8-5

2. Stefanie Mikesz/Caroline Wegner (MEM) def. Maria Sant'Anna/Reneta Kuricova (TUL), 8-2

3. Skylar Kuykendall/Liza Tymchenko (MEM) def. Maria Rivera Perez/Carol Benito (TUL), 8-4