Tulsa Ends ECU's Season With 4-0 Win
April 23, 2010
TULSA, Okla. - East Carolina's season came to an end as the Lady Pirates dropped a 4-0 decision to 35th-ranked Tulsa in the quarterfinal round of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship Tournament Friday afternoon at the Case Tennis Center.
Doubles were not played due to unfavorable weather condition and time restraints.
The Golden Hurricanes claimed advanced to the next round with straight-set wins at the No. 1, No.3, No.5 and No.6 positions, respectively. Nationally raked (#78) Alexandra Kichoutkin paced Tulsa with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jessica Cook followed by a 6-0, 6-1 victory by JoAnne Karaitiana over Natalie Collins. Yilian Zhang who had a strong appearance in the pirates first round win put up the best fight winning five games points in her 6-4, 6-1 loss to Rebecca Row.Michelle Farley blanked Abby Richmond 6-0, 6-0 to earn the team victory.
The No. 2 seed Tulsa will advance to the semifinals ranked 35th in the nation with a 19-5 record. They will meet No. 3 seed Rice, ranked 41st in the nation, on Saturday. Seventh-seeded ECU closed out its season with an 18-10 record.
#35 TULSA 4, EAST CAROLINA 0
No. 1 - #78 Alexandra Kichoutkin (TLS) def. Jessica Cook (ECU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 - Anastasia Erofeeva (TLS) vs. Petra Vogel (ECU) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
No. 3 - JoAnne Karaitiana (TLS) def. Natalie Collins (ECU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 - Ewa Szatkowska (TLS) vs. Audrey LePottier (ECU) 6-2, 3-2, unfinished
No. 5 - Rebecca Row (TLS) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 - Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Abby Richmond (ECU) 6-0, 6-0
Did Not Play