FORT WORTH, Texas — The University of Texas Women’s Tennis team recorded a total of six victories during the second day of the TCU Invitational at the Friedman Tennis Center. Seniors Fernanda Labraña and Marta Perez Mur and freshman Malaika Rapolu each captured singles and doubles wins to highlight Saturday’s action.
Starting play in doubles, the tandem of Perez Mur and Rapolu posted a 6-4 victory against North Texas’ pair of Matilde Magrini and Lucie Devier. Labraña and freshman Simran Kortikere added a 7-6 (7-4) win against Saki Oyama and Sophia Hummel of North Texas.
On the singles courts, freshman Charlotte Chavatipon earned a 6-0, 6-3 victory against Oklahoma’s Carmen Corley. Rapolu completed her perfect day with an impressive 6-0, 6-1 win against Kianah Motosono of Oklahoma, while Labraña recorded a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Baylor’s Hannah Pinto. Perez Mur rounded out the afternoon with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Matilde Magrini of North Texas.
Labraña and Perez Mur have each posted a 4-0 overall mark (2-0 singles, 2-0 doubles) in the first two days of the fall-opening tournament. The TCU Invitational is a singles and doubles round-robin tournament, where there will be three singles champions and three doubles champions selected by the seven coaches at the end of play based on overall round-robin results.
Tournament play concludes on Sunday, Oct. 4, when the Longhorns are slated to face individuals from Arkansas at 9 a.m. CT. Fans can follow a live stream of action on the six varsity courts courtesy PlaySight at this link.
Texas Results at TCU Invitational (Saturday, Oct. 3)
Fernanda Labraña/Simran Kortikere (UT) def. Saki Oyama/Sophia Hummel (UNT), 7-6 (7-4)
Ivana Corley (OU) def. Peyton Stearns (UT), 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
Charlotte Chavatipon (UT) def. Carmen Corley (OU), 6-0, 6-3
Malaika Rapolu (UT) def. Kianah Motosono (OU), 6-0, 6-1
Fernanda Labraña (UT) def. Hannah Pinto (BU), 6-4, 6-0
Marta Perez Mur (UT) def. Matilde Magrini (UNT), 6-3, 6-2
Lucie Devier (UNT) def. Simran Kortikere (UT), 6-4, 6-2
Saki Oyama (UNT) def. Gabby Cusano (UT), 6-1, 6-3