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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
Kissimmee, Fla. • ESPN Wide World of Sports
Round of 16

(9) Lynn Kiro (TT) vs. (6) #106 Ines Deheza (Texas A&M), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)
(9) Megan McCray (Oklahoma State) def. (7) #113 Nikki Sanders (TT), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5

(9) Kourtney Keegan (Florida) def. (9) Lynn Kiro (TT), 6-4, 6-3
First Round

Beatriz Machado Santos (TT) vs. Eduarda dos Santos (Florida State), 6-4, 6-1
Samantha Czarniak Rego (TT) vs. Paula de Man (Auburn), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)
Round of 32

Alexis Nelson / Erica Oosterhuat (USTA) def. Samantha Czarniak Rego / Beatriz Machado Santos (TT), 8-4
Round of 16

Ashleigh Antal / Marie Casares (Vanderbilt) def. (5) Lynn Kiro / Nikki Sanders (TT), 8-6



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