Sooners Lose to Arkansas on the Road, 5-2

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

Feb. 10, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 31st-ranked Oklahoma women’s tennis team fell to No. 32 Arkansas on the road Friday, 5-2.

Oklahoma (4-3) lost its third doubles point of the season, while OU’s 22nd-ranked doubles pair lost its first match of the year at the No. 1 position.

“Today was very disappointing,” OU head coach David Mullins said. “We had a lot of good openings to make this a close match and just hesitated when we got the lead.”

Sophomores Mia Lancaster and Whitney Ritchie won OU’s two dual points Friday.  Lancaster defeated Claudine Paulson at the No. 3 spot, 6-2, 7-6 (6), while Ritchie topped Stephanie Roy at the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-3.

“Hopefully we can rid ourselves of any doubt tomorrow and take full advantage of any opportunities,” Mullins added.

Next up, the Sooners play No. 25 Yale Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., in Fayetteville, Ark.

No. 32 Arkansas Razorbacks 5, No. 31 Oklahoma Sooners 2
1. Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Marie-Pier Huet (OU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Stephanie Roy (ARK) 6-1, 6-3
3. Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Claudine Paulson (ARK) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) def. Abbi Melrose (OU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Catherine Parenteau (ARK) def. Nicole Long (OU) 7-6 (8-5), 6-3
6. Laurie Gingras (ARK) def. Whitney Wofford (OU) 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,6,2,4,5,3

1. Laurie Gingras/Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. #22 Marie-Pier Huet/Whitney Ritchie (OU) 8-6
2. Emily Carbone/Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Nicole Long/Whitney Wofford (OU) 8-5
3. Abbi Melrose/Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Kate Lukomskaya/Catherine Parenteau (ARK) 8-3
Order of finish: 3,2,1