Bianca Turati, seen here in previous action, is a Texas senior All-American tennis player. [Photo by Texas Athletics]


Bianca Turati advances in ITF tournament

Three other Longhorns win matches in Houston event

Posted October 28th, 2018

Story highlights
  • Turati wins in straight sets against Swizz athlete
  • Spasojevic, Labraña, Poluta also score victories.

Junior Bianca Turati beat Tamara Arnold of Switzerland 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the first round of singles qualifying at the ITF pro circuit 80k event in Tyler. Turati advanced to the second round of qualifying Monday.

Also Sunday, UT posted a perfect 3-0 mark in singles play at the River Oaks Country Club Fall College Invitational in Houston.

Freshman Tijana Spasojevic had a 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4 win over No. 105 Linda Huang of Rice, sophomore Fernanda Labraña topped Rice’s Victoria Smirnova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and senior Katie Poluta took a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 win over Vivienne Kulicke of SMU.


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