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Newcomers Shine at Sooner Fall Invitational
September 18, 2011

Sept. 18, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team closed the 2011 Sooner Fall Invitational Sunday with its two newcomers finishing the weekend undefeated in singles.

Freshman Nicole Long and sophomore transfer Whitney Wofford both won in singles play Sunday to end the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record in singles.  Long and Wofford were scheduled to play each other in the Singles B final but instead played against the Singles B semifinalists.

"Overall I was extremely happy how we played this weekend so early in the year,” OU head coach David Mullins said. “Nicole and Whitney Wofford looked great for their first time out as Sooners and got better with each match.”

Long defeated Kathleen Henry of Armstrong Atlantic, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, while Wofford defeated North Texas’ Franziska Sprinkmeyer, 6-1, 6-4.

Long also played in the Doubles A final with partner Marie-Pier Huet.  The duo lost to Barbora Krtickova and Aleksandra Filipovski of Armstrong Atlantic, 8-2.

Huet played in the Singles A final match as well, but fell to Micah Hermsdorf of Abilene Christian, 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Senior Peta Maree Lancaster won the Singles C consolation final, defeating Alla Kravchuk of UALR, 6-0, 6-0.

Sophomores Mia Lancaster and Whitney Ritchie played additional matches on Sunday. Lancaster was narrowly edged out by Bonny Davidson of Tulsa, 7-5, 7-6 (5).  Ritchie fell to Delia Damaschin of Wichita State despite winning the first set, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

"The level will pick up a bit in out next event but I am confident we will be ready for it," Mullins added.

OU will take a break before heading to the Wildcat Invitational at Northwestern University in two weekends, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Sooner Fall Invitational
Day Three Results

Singles A
Final
Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Marie-Pier Huet (OU), 7-6 (5), 6-1

Additional Matches
Delia Damaschin (WSU) def. Whitney Ritchie (OU), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Bonny Davidson (TU) def. Mia Lancaster (OU), 7-5, 7-6 (5)

Singles B
Nicole Long (OU) def. Kathleen Henry (AA), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Franziska Sprinkmeyer (UNT), 6-1, 6-4

Singles C
Consolation Final
Peta Maree Lancaster (OU) def. Alla Kravchuk (UALR), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles A

Final
Krtickova/Filipovski (AA) def. Huet/Long (OU), 8-2

Doubles B
Henry/Kalodzitsa (AA) def. M. Lancaster/P. Lancaster (OU), 8-4

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