Tulsa Holds Off K-State, 5-2
Tulsa (13-2, 2-0 CUSA) won all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point and jumped ahead in singles before holding off a late charge by Kansas State (2-6, 0-1 Big 12).
The Wildcats got off to a hot start in doubles, leading in the No. 1 and No. 2 matches through the first six games. The 33rd-ranked Golden Hurricane turned things around with a win at No. 3 doubles and rallied in both top matches to secure the go-ahead point.
K-State’s Tamar Kvaratskhelia won at No. 2 singles over Carla Zabaleta to keep the Wildcats in the match with three positions yet to finish but Viviana Yrureta fell in three sets at No. 1 to Kindsay Grimes to give the Golden Hurricane the win.
Olga Klimova was defeated in three sets in her match against Agostina Santoro at No. 5 singles and Natasha Vieira fell in three sets to Jenna Webster at No. 6.
Washburn Tennis Facility
1. Kindsay Grimes/Carla Zabaleta (TU) def. Katka Kudlackova/Olga Klimova (KSU), 8-5
2. Santie Delport/Marta Marcinkowska (TU) def. Viviana Yrureta/Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 9-7
3. Thalia Diaz-Barriga/Jie Zang (TU) def. Natasha Vieira/Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU), 8-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
1. Kindsay Grimes (TU) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
2. Santie Delport (TU) def. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
3. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU) def. Carla Zabaleta (TU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Thalia Diaz-Barriga (TU) def. Katka Kudlackova (KSU), 6-2, 6-2
5. Agostina Santoro (TU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2
6. Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Jenna Webster (TU), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 6