Anna and Bianca Turati saw an 11-match winning streak end Sunday. [Texas Athletics file photo]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas women’s tennis team opens with sweep at ITA Kickoff Weekend

Posted January 26th, 2019

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The Texas women’s tennis team made it a clean sweep to open the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Texas Tennis Center Saturday.

Texas took the doubles point and won three singles matches to defeat Middle Tennessee State 4-0 to start the dual-match season.

Anna Turati and Bianca Turati won 6-1 over Lee Barnard and Marta Peris Herrero for the first doubles win. Fernanda Labraña and Bojana Marokovic topped Kim Kermet and Luisa Zirilli 7-5 to clinch the doubles point.

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Three straight-sets victories in singles competition sealed the win for Texas.

Petra Granic defeated Lidia Burrows 6-1, 6-1 while Labraña bested Barnard 6-0, 6-2.

Bianca Turati clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Constanza Magazzini.

The win sets up an ITA Kickoff Weekend championship match with Baylor Sunday at 1 p.m. The Bears defeated Wichita State 4-1. The winner of Sunday’s match advances to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle, beginning Feb. 8.

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