Texas tennis player Bianca Turati. (TEXAS ATHLETICS)

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Turati upsets No. 2 player while advancing at ITA National Fall Championships

Posted November 3rd, 2017

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Bianca Turati continued her run at the ITA National Fall Championships Friday with two wins to advance to the semifinals.

The Texas sophomore defeated second-ranked Gabriela Talaba of Texas Tech 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Turati made it two wins against No. 1 and No. 2 in back-to-back days. She topped No. 1 Shibahara 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the singles draw round of 32. Talaba is currently ranked No. 2.

Turati scored her first win of the day over 12th-seeded Michaela Gordon of Stanford, 6-2, 7-6 (7) in the round of 16. Turati will face Samantha Harris of Duke on Saturday.

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Petra Granic also competed Friday, in the consolation bracket. She scored a 6-1, 6-1 win over Marta Gonzalez of Georgia.

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