Women’s tennis takes six wins on day two at HEB Invite | Tech Rasta


WACO, TX – University of Texas women’s tennis sophomores Vivian Ovrootsky and Grace Thomas both recorded singles victories over ranked opponents to mark day two of the HEB Invitational at the Hurd Tennis Center on the Baylor University campus. Ovrootsky picked up a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 67 Avelina Sayfetdinova of Texas Tech, while Thomas picked up a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) win over No. 96 Elza Tomase from Tennessee.

It was the second day in a row that Ovrootsky has picked up a singles victory over a ranked opponent, as she recorded a 6-0, 6-2 victory Friday over No. 115 Olivia Peet of Texas Tech. Thomas recorded his first collegiate singles victory against a ranked opponent with Saturday’s victory.

Saturday’s match started with a morning doubles session. The pair of Ovrootsky and graduate Marlee Zein picked up a 6-3 win over Baylor’s Brooke Thompson and Paula Baranano.

The Longhorns followed that up by winning four of their five contests in the morning singles session. Adding to the ranked wins from Ovrootsky and Thomas, No. 59 Zein added a 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 win over Texas Tech’s Metka Komac. Junior Simran Kortikere picked up his first singles win of the season as he rallied for a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win over Texas Tech’s Camryn Stepp.

In the afternoon doubles session, the tandem of Thomas and freshman Suzanne Brass picked up a 6-4 win over Texas Tech’s Camryn Stepp and Yekaterina Dimitrichenko.

Play ends at the HEB invite on Sunday, October 9 with a doubles match scheduled for 9 a.m. Central followed by singles matches at 10 a.m. Central.

Live streaming and live scores should be available throughout the tournament. For more information, please visit the Tournament main page.

Texas HEB Invitational Results (October 8)

Doubles morning session

Vivian Ovrootsky/Marlee Zein (UT) def. Brooke Thompson/Paula Baranano (ST), 6-3

Cristina Tiglea/Olivia Peet (Tech) defeated. Grace Thomas/Suzanne Brass (UT), 6-1

Camryn Stepp/Yekaterina Dimitrichenko (Tech) def. Simran Kortikere/Gaby Cusano (UT), 6-1

Morning session for singles

No. 59 Marlee Zein (UT) def. Metka Komac (Tech), 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Vivian Ovrootsky (UT) def. #67 Avelina Sayfetdinova (Tech), 6-3, 6-2

Grace Thomas (UT) def. No. 96 Elza Tomase (Tenn), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Simran Kortikere (UT) def. Camryn Stepp (technical), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Lauren Anzalotta (Tennis) defeated. Suzanne Brass (UT), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Afternoon Session

Grace Thomas/Suzanne Brass (UT) def. Camryn Stepp/Yekaterina Dimitrichenko (Tech), 6-4

Cristina Tiglea/Olivia Peet (Tech) defeated. Vivian Ovrootsky/Marlee Zein (TU), 6-2


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