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Texas women’s tennis wins seven singles matches in fall finale

Posted November 6th, 2016


The Longhorns closed their fall season with seven singles victories against players from Minnesota Sunday at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Texas won 19 of 22 singles matches at the three-day event.

“The ladies performed outstandingly in singles this weekend, as evidenced by the pretty dominant number of wins that were racked up,” said Texas head coach Howard Joffe.


Texas freshman Bianca Turati defeated Caroline Ryba 6-3, 6-3 to win her third straight singles match and earned the singles tournament title.

“Bianca Turati played some very steady tennis throughout and went undefeated at the No. 1 spot,” said Joffe.

Turati’s sister Anna won a third-set tiebreaker 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) against Mehvish Safdar and Texas senior Neda Koprcina added a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Camila Vargas Gomez.

Longhorn Dani Wagland edged Barbara Mancera in a tiebreaker 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) and Texas freshman Petra Granic won against Anne Marie Emme 6-2, 6-3.

Texas sophomores Katie Poluta and Daniella Roldan also won singles matches to help the Horns win 7 of 8 singles matches Sunday.

“All in all, it was a good weekend and a nice opportunity for the entire team to bond.” said Joffe.

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