Kiro Falls In Quarters At Clay Court Invitational|
Lynn Kiro advanced to the quarterfinals at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational.
October 25, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Texas Tech’s Lynn Kiro upset No. 106 Ines Deheza of Texas A&M to reach the quarterfinals on Friday 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.
The ninth seeded Kiro, who is a freshman at Texas Tech, outlasted the sixth seeded Deheza, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) in marathon dual. It was Kiro’s first marquee win since joining the Lady Raider program.
Kiro then had to turn around and play Florida’s Kourtney Keegan, another ninth seed. Keegan pulled away and advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Kiro.
Texas Tech’s No. 113 Nikki Sanders was upset in the Round of 16 by Oklahoma State’s Megan McCray in another three-set match. McCray topped Sanders, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5.
In the first round of consolation singles, Beatriz Machado Santos picked up a straight-set win over Florida State’s Eduarda dos Santos, 6-4, 6-1. Samantha Czarniak Rego added a pro set win over Auburn’s Paula de Man, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8).
In doubles play, Czarkiak Rego and Machado Santos fell to USTA juniors Alexis Nelson and Erica Oosterhuat, 8-4 in the Round of 32. The fifth seeded Kiro and Sanders were upended by the Vanderbilt duo of Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares, 8-6 in the Round of 16.
Texas Tech will return to action on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational