Anna Turati (seen in a previous match) is 8-0 in dual-match singles play this season. [Photo by Texas Athletics]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas women’s tennis team upsets No. 6 Stanford

Posted February 17th, 2018

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The Texas women’s tennis team picked up four singles wins to upset No. 6 Stanford 4-2 at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

After Stanford won the doubles point and earned a singles victory, the No. 21 Longhorns rallied for four straight wins to take the match.

The win was the first for Texas over Stanford since 1995, and the first time they defeated a top-10 opponent since 2016.

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Anna Turati, ranked 41st, clinched the win with a 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Caroline Lampl. Turati trailed 5-1 in the second set before rallying for the win.

“We all know that we’re a great team, but we needed some proof,” Turati said. “This is amazing for our confidence, and I can’t wait to compete again with this team.”

Bojana Markovic picked up the first win for Texas when she defeated Emma Higuchi 6-1, 6-2 to make it 2-1.

Marta Perez-Mur tied the match at 2-2 with her 6-4, 6-3 win over Kimberly Yee.

Top-ranked Bianca Turati, Anna Turati’s twin sister, pulled Texas to within one win of the match with her 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 26 Michaela Gordon.

No. 64 Petra Granic was leading No. 32 Emily Arbuthnott in the third set when Anna Turati clinched the victory.

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