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Sanders, Kiro Advance To Round Of 16 In Florida
 

Lynn Kiro advanced to the Round of 16 at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational.

October 24, 2013

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Texas Tech’s Nikki Sanders and Lynn Kiro advanced to the Round of 16 in singles action on Thursday at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The event, which combines collegiate players with some of the nation’s top junior players, will award the champion wild card entrance into a future USTA Pro Circuit event.

Sanders and Kiro, who are both seeded in the event, received first round byes. In the Round of 32, Kiro, seeded ninth, topped Tulsa’s Renata Kuricova, 7-5, 6-4, while seventh-seeded Sanders outlasted Vanderbilt’s Marie Casares, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Freshmen Samantha Czarniak Rego and Beatriz Machado Santos were not as luck, as both lost to USTA juniors in the Round of 64. Czarniak Rego fell to Jess Aney, who is eighth ranked junior in the United States, 6-2, 6-4, while Machado Santos lost to the nation’s No. 4 junior Peggy Porter, 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles, USTA juniors Alexis Nelson and Erica Oosterhuat defeated Czarniak Rego and Machado Santos, 8-4 in the Round of 32. Sanders and Kiro were seeded fifth and received a bye into the Round of 16.

The Lady Raiders will return to action on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational
Kissimmee, Fla. • ESPN Wide World of Sports
SINGLES
Round of 64

Jess Aney (USTA) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego (TT), 6-2, 6-4
Peggy Porter (USTA) def. Beatriz Machado Santos (TT), 6-0, 6-1
Round of 32

(9) Lynn Kiro (TT) def. Renata Kuricova (Tulsa), 7-5, 6-4
(7) Nikki Sanders def. Marie Casares (Vanderbilt), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Round of 16

(9) Lynn Kiro (TT) vs. (6) Ines Deheza (Texas A&M), Friday
(7) Nikki Sanders vs. (9) Megan McCray (Oklahoma State), Friday
DOUBLES
Round of 32

Alexis Nelson / Erica Oosterhuat (USTA) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego / Beatriz Machado Santos (TT), 8-4


 

 

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