Bianca Turati defeated Elizabeth Halbauer in the round of 32 at the International Tennis Federation’s pro circuit event in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tuesday.
Texas All-American Turati won 6-3, 6-4 and will next play Renata Zarazua of Mexico in the round of 16 on Thursday. Turati is ranked No. 576 by the WTA while Zarazua is No. 258 and the No. 5 seed at the tournament.
Turati took a 4-0 lead in the first set before Halbauer cut the lead to 5-3. The UT junior served to close out the set.
Turati broke Halbauer’s serve early in the second set to go up 2-0. She took a 5-4 lead and managed to save three break points to finish the match.
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