SMU Upends No. 22 Tulsa 4-3, Mustangs Have Won 6 Of Last 7 Matches

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March 8, 2013

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DALLAS (SMU) --- The SMU women's tennis team upset No. 22 Tulsa 4-3 on Friday; winning for the sixth time in the last seven matches. The Mustangs (7-4) won all four of their points in singles, taking No. 2 through No. 5.

"We played at an optimal intensity level and it paid off," said head coach Kati Gyulai. "It is nice to break through against a very good Tulsa team. We are pleased with the outcome"

In singles, the Mustangs earned the four points by winning at No. 2 through No. 5. Two os the wins were in straight sets; Vaszilisza Bulgakova won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 and Hristina Dishkova earned a 6-3, 7-6 decision at No. 5. At No. 2, Aleksandra Malyarchikova took the first set before eventually winning a three-set match 7-6, 2-6, 6-4. In the No. 4 singles match, Elena Fayner rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 three-set victory after dropping the first set

The match started with Tulsa taking the doubles point. SMU got its win at No. 2 as Holly Verner and Hristina Dishkova won 8-6.

The Mustangs head to California for three matches this week. SMU visits UC Irvine on Sunday, UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday and Santa Clara on Wednesday

Tennis Match Results
Tulsa vs SMU
Mar 8, 2013 at Dallas, Texas

SMU 4, #22 Tulsa 3

Singles competition
1. #59 Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. #98 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Isaura Enrique (TLS) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
3. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Michelle Farley (TLS) 6-3, 6-2
4. Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Saana Saarteinen (TLS) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
5. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) 6-3, 7-6
6. Renata Kuricova (TLS) def. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) 6-1, 1-0 default

Doubles competition
1. #19 Isaura Enrique/Samantha Vickers (TLS) def. Vaszilisza Bulgakova/Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) 8-4
2. Hristina Dishkova/Holly Verner (SMU) def. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (TLS) 8-6
3. Renata Kuricova/Maria Sant'Anna (TLS) def. Edyta Cieplucha/Yana Erkeeva (SMU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Tulsa 9-5; National ranking #22
SMU 7-4