Texas tennis player Bianca Turati. (TEXAS ATHLETICS)

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Bianca Turati wins ITA Texas Regional Championship

Posted October 17th, 2017

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Texas sophomore Bianca Turati topped teammate Petra Granic for the singles title of the ITA Texas Regional Championships in Fort Worth Tuesday.

Turati won 7-5, 6-3 to take the singles title for Texas. Both qualified for the ITA National Fall Championships by reaching the final at the regional.

“Bianca and Petra waged a demanding battle,” said UT head coach Howard Joffe. “These ladies are teammates and roommates, and I cannot be more proud of the way in which the match was played. Today, Bianca came out on top and no one is happier for her than Petra.”

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The Longhorns nearly made it a sweep of singles and doubles championships. The team of Dani Wagland and Marta Perez-Mur came up just short in the doubles final against the team from Rice. Wendy Zhang and Lindsey Hodge won the match 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.

“Dani Wagland and Marta Perez-Mur had a convincing lead, but the Rice team has so much experience and was able to pip us at the post,” Joffe said.

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