Texas women's tennis head coach Howard Joffe. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Tennis

Texas sweeps singles at National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Posted January 13th, 2018

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The Longhorns won all four singles matches at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic Saturday after sweeping singles action Friday as well.

Bianca Turati, ranked 10th, defeated Emily Arbuthnott of Stanford 6-3, 7-6 (5). Turati’s twin sister, Anna, beat Arbuthnott on the first day of competition. Anna Turati  took another win as she topped Gabby Andrews of UCLA 6-3, 6-2.

Fernanda Labraña defeated Laura Bente of Memphis 6-3, 7-5 for her second win as a Longhorn. She joined the team as a first-semester freshman just days ago.

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Another freshman, Bojana Markovic, won 7-6 (3), 6-2 over Anki Wind of Memphis to make it a perfect singles day for UT.

“The ladies definitely played a higher level of tennis today, likely the product of yesterday’s tough matches,” head coach Howard Joffe said. “They also competed unbelievably hard and were able to win four of four singles matches once again.”

In doubles, Anna Turati and Labraña  defeated Kristin Wiley and Sophie Bendetti of UCLA 8-3.

A defeat at doubles kept the Longhorns from having a perfect day overall. Bianca Turati and Markovic fell to Andrews and Alaina Miller of UCLA 8-3.

At the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships in Las Vegas, Petra Granic won 6-3, 6-2 over Katie Kubicz of Florida in the consolation quarterfinals. Granic eventually fell in the semis to Laura Gulbe of Pepperdine 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7).

Granic and Marta Perez-Mur teamed up to win in the doubles consolation quarterfinals. They bested a team from North Carolina 6-1.

Perez-Mur and Dani Wagland each fell in the consolation quarterfinals.

Complete results

National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Doubles

Gabby Andrews/Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Bianca Turati/Bojana Markovic (Texas), 8-3
Anna Turati/Fernanda Labraña (Texas) def. Kristin Wiley/Sophie Bendetti (UCLA), 8-3

Singles

No. 10 Bianca Turati (Texas) def. No. 22 Emily Arbuthnott (Stanford), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
No. 87 Anna Turati (Texas) def. Gabby Andrews (UCLA), 6-3, 6-2
Fernanda Labraña (Texas) def. Laura Bente (Memphis), 6-3, 7-5
Bojana Markovic (Texas) def. Anki Wind (Memphis), 7-6 (3), 6-2

Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships

Singles Flight One Consolation Quarterfinals

McCartney Kessler (Florida) def. Marta Perez-Mur (Texas), 6-4, 6-4
No. 32 Petra Granic (Texas) def. Katie Kubicz (Florida), 6-3, 6-2
No. 57 Laura Gulbe (Pepperdine) def. Dani Wagland (UT), 6-2, 6-3

Singles Flight One Consolation Semifinals

No. 57 Laura Gulbe (Pepperdine) def. No. 32 Petra Granic (Texas), 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7),

Doubles Consolation Quarterfinals

Petra Granic/Marta Perez-Mur (Texas) def. Vazquez/Kane (North Carolina), 6-1

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