NORMAN, Okla. The Oklahoma women’s tennis team has released its 2006 fall schedule and it includes three team tournaments as well as an individual tournament for junior Gabby Baker.
Head coach Mark Johnson, who is entering his 19th season at Oklahoma had this to say about the fall season, “These are all challenging events and will be a great warm-up for the spring season.”
The team begins its season in Waco, Texas on Sept. 15, but it will not be joined by junior standout Gabby Baker. Baker will instead be preparing for her season opener on Sept. 30 in Los Angeles, Calif., at the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying Tournament.
Baker will reunite with the team for the ITA Regional Championships which will be held in Tulsa October 18-22.
The Sooners will have the possibility of one final tournament in the fall, the National Indoor, if they qualify from their region. That tournament will be held in Columbus, Ohio.
The Sooners return eight letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 9-16 (3-8 in Big 12).