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Tulsa eliminates Marshall tennis team

Apr. 20, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

HOUSTON -- Second-seeded Tulsa advanced to the semifinals of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship tournament Friday with a 4-0 defeat of No. 7 Marshall University on the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts.

Tulsa, 18-5 and No. 24 in the ITA rankings, claimed the doubles point to take the lead.

Isaura Enrique and Samantha Vickers of the Golden Hurricane edged Dominika Zaprazna and Kara Kucin, 9-7. Maria Sant'Anna and Renata Kuricova slipped past Karlyn Timko and Dana Oppinger, 9-8 (9-7).

Tulsa closed out the match with three straight-set singles victories.

Kuricova defeated Timko, 6-0, 6-0; Vickers beat Zaprazna, 6-2, 6-0; and Sant'Anna downed Kucin, 6-0, 6-3.

Tulsa plays No. 3 seed Memphis while top-seeded Rice and No. 5 SMU meet in Saturday's semifinal matches.

Marshall ended its season with a 13-11 record.



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