Anna and Bianca Turati in action for the Texas women's tennis team. [Texas Athletics file photo]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Longhorns win doubles title at ITF Norman pro circuit event

Posted October 5th, 2019

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The Longhorns had another successful day at the ITF Norman 15k pro circuit event Saturday, winning the doubles title.

Anna Turati and Fernanda Labraña defeated Kelly Williford and Amy Zhu 6-1, 7-5 to claim their second doubles title apiece. Each earned a title with a different partner during the summer.

After an easy first set, the teams were tied at 5-5 in the second set. The Longhorns broke the serve after holding to close out the match.

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Turati also advanced to the final in singles competition with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Savannah Broadus. Turati will face Dalayna Hewitt for the championship Sunday. The Texas senior already has three career ITF pro circuit singles titles.

In Waco on Saturday, four Longhorns competed at the H-E-B Invitational.

Lexi Ryngler and Tijana Spasojevic beat a pair from Arkansas 7-6 (7-5) in the Green & Gold  quarterfinals. The Texas duo fell later, however, to a pair from Houston.

Gabby Cusano beat Daria Rakitskaya of Baylor 6-7 (12-10), 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) in the Green Draw quarterfinals. Cusano eventually fell in the semis to Ndindi Ndunda of Houston.

Ryngler had to retire in the Gold Draw singles quarterfinals.

Marta Perez Mur fell in the Green Draw singles quarterfinals.

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