April 16, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's tennis team won its third consecutive Big 12 Conference match Sunday by upsetting Nebraska, 5-4, at the Westwood Tennis Courts in Norman. With another victory, the Sooners improve to 10-10 on the season and 3-6 in conference action. Nebraska drops to 18-4 and 6-4. This is the first upset of the season for Oklahoma.

Senior Angela Stroup improves her No. 2 singles record to 11-10 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nduli Ijomah of NU. OU Freshmen Annette Bryntesson and Melissa Mendieta picked up wins over Maria Lauren Fernendez, 6-1, 6-4, and Ginn Pelazini, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0, at the No. 4 and 5 singles matches. This left the Sooners 3-3 as they entered doubles competition.

In doubles, OU's No. 1 Mracnova and Stroup upset No. 40 Noetzel/Pelazini an 8-6 victory improving their overall to 14-4. With an overall record of 3-0, Stephanie Sajbert and Bryntesson clinched the win for the Sooners as they defeated Frisch/Stacey Tonkierrez, 8-4.

Oklahoma returns to action on Wednesday at Texas Tech with a 1:30 p.m. match.

Oklahoma, 5 Nebraska, 4
Norman, Okla. - Westwood Tennis Courts
Saturday, April 16, 2000

Singles

No. 1(#66)Sandra Noetzel, NU, def. Viviana Mracnova, OU6-4, 6-4
No. 2Angela Stroup, OU, def. Ndah Ijomah, NU6-3, 6-2
No. 3Kutanna Balah, NU def. Kristin Guilford, OU6-2, 6-2
No. 4Annette Bryntesson, OU, def. Maria Laura Fernendez,NU6-1, 6-4
No. 5Melissa Mendieta, OU, def. Ginn Pelazini, NU6-7, 7-5, 6-0
No. 6Amy Frisch, NU, def. Jennie Hamilton, OU6-4, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1Mracnova/Stroup, OU, def. (#40) Noetzel/Pelazini, NU8-6
No. 2Balan/Fernandez ,NU, def. Guilford/Mendiela, OU8-4
No. 3Stephanie Sajbert/Bryntesson, OU, def. Frisch/Stacey Tonkierrez, NU8-4