The inaugural matches at the new Texas Tennis Center were held January 19-21, 2018. [RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


Bianca Turati rallies to make ITF final

Posted September 29th, 2018


Bianca Turati stayed hot at the International Tennis Federation pro circuit event in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Saturday.

The No. 1 ranked junior All-American defeated Justina Mikulskyte of Lithuania 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the singles final.

It was the second straight match Turati rallied for the victory. The match lasted 3 hours, 14 minutes, nearly as long as her quarterfinal match Friday.


Turati will face Michaela Bayerlova of Czech Republic at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The junior is coming off a season in which she compiled a 28-4 singles record and earned the Big 12 conference player of the year award. She finished the year at No. 3 in the Oracle/ITA Division I singles rankings. Turati currently holds the No. 1 spot in the preseason women’s collegiate national singles rankings.

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