Bianca Turati qualified for the main draw in a match at an ITF event in Tyler. (Photo by Texas Athletics)

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Bianca Turati advances in ITF tournament

Three other Longhorns win matches in Houston event

Posted October 28th, 2018

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  • Turati wins in straight sets against Swizz athlete
  • Spasojevic, Labraña, Poluta also score victories.

Junior Bianca Turati beat Tamara Arnold of Switzerland 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the first round of singles qualifying at the ITF pro circuit 80k event in Tyler. Turati advanced to the second round of qualifying Monday.

Also Sunday, UT posted a perfect 3-0 mark in singles play at the River Oaks Country Club Fall College Invitational in Houston.

Freshman Tijana Spasojevic had a 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4 win over No. 105 Linda Huang of Rice, sophomore Fernanda Labraña topped Rice’s Victoria Smirnova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and senior Katie Poluta took a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 win over Vivienne Kulicke of SMU.

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