March 8, 2012
|Friday||OU at Kansas at 3 p.m.|
|Sunday||OU at Kansas State at noon|
|Location||Lawrence, Kan. | Manhattan, Kan.|
NORMAN, Okla.. – The No. 40 University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team faces two Big 12 road matches this weekend as the Sooners play Kansas on Friday, March 9 at 3 p.m., and Kansas State on Sunday, March 11 at noon.
Oklahoma (6-6, 1-0 Big 12) enters the weekend after its 5-2 win over Oklahoma State last Saturday in the Sooners’ Big 12 opener.
The Sooners moved up to No. 40 in the latest ITA top 75 after defeating Oklahoma State. OU won the doubles point against OSU, improving to 6-0 overall after winning doubles.
“I am looking forward to hopefully building upon our play last weekend,” OU head coach David Mullins said. “There is no reason why we should not be extremely competitive at every spot this weekend and give ourselves a chance at picking up two more wins.
Kansas (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) opens its Big 12 season with the Sooners Friday. The Jayhawks are coming off back-to-back losses to North Texas and Tulsa last weekend.
Kansas State (4-6, 0-0 Big 12) enters the weekend following its 4-3 loss to Nebraska on Feb. 29. The Wildcats defeated UT-Arlington and Arkansas-Little Rock the weekend prior.
OU is led by Marie-Pier Huet and Whitney Ritchie. The Sooner duo is ranked No. 34 nationally in doubles and is currently 9-3 at the No. 1 doubles spot.
In singles, Ritchie leads the team with a 9-3 overall record and a 4-1 record at the No. 1 singles position.