Women's Tennis Falls To No. 56 Kansas, 6-3

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 02, 2000

April 1, 2000

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Oklahoma women's tennis team fell, 6-3, to the 56th-ranked University of Kansas on Saturday at the Robinson Tennis Courts. The match was delayed an hour because of rain. With the loss the Sooners dropped to 7-9 overall and 0-5 in the Big 12 Conference, while the Jayhawks improved to 10-6 overall and 3-1 in the league with the victory.

OU picked up win in the top two singles slots as well as at the No. 1 doubles position. Viviana Mracnova, the Sooners' No. 1 singles player, defeated Brooke Chiller in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, while Angela Stroup won a three-set match over KU's Cheryl Mallaiah, 7-5, 6-7 and 6-2, at No. 2 singles. Mracnova and Stroup later paired up to win Oklahoma's third team point in the No. 1 doubles match by defeating Chiller and Mallaiah, 8-4.

The Sooners will play at Kansas State next Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. in Manhattan, Kan.

Oklahoma at No. 56 Kansas
April 1, 2000 - Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas 6, Oklahoma 3
Singles
Viviana Mracnova (OU) def. Brooke Chiller (KU), 6-2, 6-0
Angela Stroup (OU) def. Cheryl Mallaiah (KU), 7-5, 6-7, 6-2
Monica Sejulov (KU) def. Kristin Guilford (OU), 6-4, 6-0
Tiffany Chang (KU) def. Annette Byrntesson (OU), 6-3, 7-6
Julia Sidorova (KU) def. Melissa Mendleta (OU), 6-1, 7-5
Christi Wagenaar (KU) def. Joni Helleland (OU), 7-5, 6-1

Doubles
Mracnova/Stroup (OU) def. Chiller/C. Mallaiah (KU), 8-4
Sidorova/Chang (KU) def. Byrntesson/Guilford (OU), 9-8 (4)
Sekulov/Wagenaar (KU) def. Stephanie Sajbert/Mendleta (OU), 8-2

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