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MU ousted in C-USA tennis

Apr. 19, 2013 @ 07:40 PM

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.

Tulsa 4, Marshall 0
Doubles

No. 1: Isaura Enrique/Samantha Vickers (T) d. Dominila Zaprazna/Kara Kucin, 9-7.

No. 2: Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (T) vs. Maria Voscekova/Ellie Ball, 8-7, unfinished.

No. 3: Maria Sant’Anna/Renata Kuricova (T) d. Karlyn Timko/Dana Oppinger, 9-8 (9-7).

Singles
No. 1: Vickers (T) d. Zaprazna, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2: Enrique (T) vs. Oppinger, 6-4, 5-1, unfinished.

No. 3: Farley (T) vs. Voscekova, 5-7, 0-1, unfinished.

No. 4: Saarteinen (T) vs. Ball, 3-6, 6-2, unfinished.

No. 5: Sant’Anna (T) d. Kucin, 6-0, 6-3.

No. 6: Kuricova (T) d. Timko, 6-0, 6-0.



 

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