Anna and Bianca Turati (seen in previous action) won their singles and doubles matches Saturday against Iowa State. [Texas Athletics file photo]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas women’s tennis sweeps through first round of NCAA tournament

Posted May 11th, 2018

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The Texas women’s tennis team opened the NCAA tournament with a 4-0 win over McNeese St. at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday.

Texas won the doubles point before winning three singles matches in straight sets.

Anna Turati clinched the win with a 7-6 (2), 6-1 victory over Sarah Jurakova.

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Turati and her twin sister, Bianca, opened doubles with a 6-2 win before Marta Perez-Mur and Dani Wagland clinched the point.

Petra Granic gave Texas a 2-0 lead with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Hannah Brett.

Perez-Mur set the Longhorns up to close out the match with a 6-4, 6-0 win against Charoline Erlandsson.

The win is the 18th in a row for the Longhorns. They’ll take on Texas A&M in the second round at noon Saturday. The Aggies defeated Rice 4-3 to advance.

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