April 19, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma men's and women's tennis teams will be playing their final regular season matches this weekend in Norman and Columbia, Mo. The men will play host to Nebraska on Saturday, April 20, at noon and Texas Tech at noon on Sunday at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center. The women will travel to Missouri on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match with the Tigers at the MU Outdoor Tennis Complex.
The men are coming off a 5-0 victory over Oral Roberts in Tulsa. The Sooners are 12-9 overall and 0-5 in Big 12 play. The Huskers are 8-10 overall, 1-5 in the league and ranked No. 66. The Red Raiders enter the weekend ranked No. 61 with a 12-9, 2-3 record.
The No. 53 Oklahoma women are 14-7 overall and 4-6 in Big 12 play. They are on a three-match winning streak with victories over then-No. 68 Colorado, Iowa State and Oklahoma State at home. The Tigers are enter the match ranked No. 65 and carry a 9-9, 1-9 record.
Following weekend play, both teams will prepare for the Big 12 Conference Championships being held in College Station, Texas, on the campus of Texas A&M. The women begin competition on Thursday, April 25, while the men start on Friday, April 26. The championships are single elimination and will conclude on Sunday, April 28.