Nov. 4, 2010
NEW YORK – OU women’s tennis senior Ana-Maria Constantinescu and freshman Alice Radu defeated 58th-ranked Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs of Stanford, 8-4, on Thursday in the doubles round of 16 at the 2010 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y.
With the win, Constantinescu and Radu advance to the quarterfinals of the championships and will face Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova of California on Friday at 8 a.m., CST. Andersson and Juricova were ranked No. 1 in the fall preseason poll but are the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s tournament, the duo defeated Paige Miles and Anastasia Putilina of Utah, 8-4, to advance to tomorrow’s quarterfinals.
|USTA-ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Double Main Draw|
Four other members of the women’s tennis squad head to Urbana, Ill., to close the fall tournament season at the Midwest Blast on Nov. 5-7, hosted by the University of Illinois at the Atkins Tennis Center.
Seniors Tara Eckel and Maria Kalashnikova and freshmen Mia Lancaster and Whitney Ritchie will compete in both singles and doubles at the tournament. Competition begins Friday at 9 a.m., with doubles action.
The Sooners will face players from host Illinois, Memphis and Notre Dame.
|Midwest Blast Tournament Information|