Bianca Turati practices at the Whitaker tennis facility on May 4, 2017. Turati is among the Longhorns who will get to play at the new Texas Tennis Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas women sweep singles at National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Posted January 12th, 2018

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Out of six matches, the Texas women won five on the first day of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. on Friday.

Anna and Bianca Turati, twin sophomores at UT, each won their singles matches over ranked opponents to lead the charge.

Bianca, ranked 10th in singles, defeated No. 76 Alaina Miller of UCLA 6-1, 6-1. Her sister Anna, ranked 87th, upset No. 22 Emily Arbuthnott of Stanford 6-4, 7-6.

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Fernanda Labraña of Chile made her debut as a Longhorn with a 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-3 win over Kristin Wiley of UCLA. The freshman just arrived in Austin days earlier.

Bojana Markovic defeated Sophie Bendetti of UCLA 6-1, 6-2, making it a sweep for Texas in singles action. The freshman also teamed up with Bianca Turati to take an 8-5 win over Laura Bente and Anki Wind of Memphis.

Texas’ only setback of the day was an 8-7 doubles loss to a duo from UCLA. Labraña and Anna Turati fell to Gabby Andrews and Miller.

Action at the Classic continues on Saturday.

In other women’s tennis action, Dani Wagland defeated En-Pei Huang of UNLV 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (7) to advance in the singles consolation round of 16. No. 32 Petra Granic also took a consolation win over Marina Guinart of Oklahoma St., 7-6, 1-6, 1-0 (10).

Granic, Wagland and Marta Perez-Mur, who had a consolation bye, will continue competition on Saturday.

Complete results

National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Singles
No. 10 Bianca Turati (UT) def. No. 76 Alaina Miller (UCLA), 6-1, 6-1
No. 87 Anna Turati (UT) def. No. 22 Emily Arbuthnott (Stanford), 6-4, 7-6
Fernanda Labraña (UT) def. Kristin Wiley (UCLA), 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-3
Bojana Markovic (UT) def. Sophie Bendetti (UCLA), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
Bianca Turati/Bojana Markovic (UT) def. Laura Bente/Anki Wind (Memphis), 8-5
Gabby Andrews/Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Fernanda Labraña/Anna Turati (UT), 8-7

Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships

Singles Round of 32
Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. Marta Perez-Mur (UT), 6-4, 6-4
No. 119 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. No. 32 Petra Granic (UT), 6-3, 6-3
No. 18 Jessie Aney (UNC) def. Dani Wagland (UT), 6-4, 6-4

Singles Consolation Round of 16
Marta Perez-Mur advances (bye)
No. 32 Petra Granic def. Marina Guinart (Oklahoma State), 7-6, 1-6, 1-0 (10)
Dani Wagland (UT) def. En-Pei Huang (NLV), 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (7)

Doubles Round of 16
No. 7 Ena Shibahara/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Petra Granic/Marta Perez-Mur (UT), 6-2

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