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Vickers Named Conference USA Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Month

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Nov. 6, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Junior Samantha Vickers was named the Conference USA Athlete Of The Month for the month of October, the league office announced today.

Vickers was the runner up at the USTA/ITA Central Regional in singles play and teamed with Isaura Enrique to win the doubles action and earn a spot at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships November 8-11 in Flushing, N.Y.

"Sam had another great fall for us," commented Head Coach Dean Orford. "We are excited to see what her and Isaura can do this weekend at National Indoors."

Vickers, ranked No. 45 in the nation, earned an 8-2 record for the month of October. At the USTA/ITA Central Regional, Vickers won her first five matches to advance to the finals in the singles draw before falling to the No. 14 ranked player in the nation Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State, 6-1, 7-5. Vickers teamed up with Isaura Enrqiue in doubles at the USTA/ITA Central Regional where the Tulsa tandem won the doubles draw defeating Niedermayerova and Ivana Kubicova, 8-3.

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