Toti Leads Tennis At Clay Court Classic
Brynn Boren

Nov. 11, 2011

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LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - After earning a bye in both the singles and doubles draws of the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic, freshman Sarah Toti advanced in each Friday at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.

Toti and sophomore Brynn Boren, the top-seeded tandem at the event, advanced to the semifinals of the doubles bracket, defeating Mariya Spluska and Stefanie Mikesz of Memphis, 8-5, in their lone match of the day.

In singles, Toti was victorious against Notre Dame's Katherine White. After dropping the first set, Toti responded with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win, her sixth of the season.

Toti and White will meet again in the semifinals of the doubles draw Saturday at 9 a.m. White is joined with Irish teammate Britney Sanders.

In singles, Toti will face No. 78 Courtney Collins (Memphis) on Saturday in a match scheduled for 10 a.m. The singles semifinals are also slated for Saturday at 2 p.m.

In UT's first action of the day, freshmen Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn Williams teamed up for an 8-4 win over Notre Dame's JoHanna Manningham and Julia Sabacinski to advance to the quarterfinals in Williams' collegiate debut.

The duo lost, 8-5, in quarterfinals however to Memphis' Courtney Collins and Alyssa Hibberd. Hibberd also beat Henderson, who earned a first-round singles bye, in the second round of the individual draw 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Boren, also seeded first in singles, fell 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the second round to Mikesz.

Admission to the tournament is free and open to the public but donations will be taken for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Lakewood Ranch, Fla. - Friday Results
Sarah Toti (UT) def. Katherine White (Notre Dame) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Stefanie Mikesz (Memphis) def. #31 Brynn Boren (UT) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) def. Joanna Henderson (UT) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

# 28 Brynn Boren/Sarah Toti (UT) def. Stefanie Mikesz/Mariya Slupska (Memphis) 8-5

Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams (UT) def. JoHanna Manningham/Julia Sabacinski (Notre Dame) 8-4
Courtney Collins/Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) def. Henderson/Williams 8-4





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