Brigham Young Defeats WTennis, 5-2
March 19, 2007

NORMAN, Okla., - The University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team (5-6) fell to Brigham Young University, 5-2, on Monday in Provo, Utah at the BYU courts. This was the first of four road matches for the Sooners. 

Oklahoma fell behind early, losing the doubles point to the No. 31 Cougars.  The Sooners lone victory came at the No. 2 spot where Christi Baxley and Monica Purice defeated Lauren Jones and Sofia Holden, 8-6. 

In singles play the Sooners gained their two points from seniors Irina Lykina and Anne Carter. 

At the No. 4 spot Lykina defeated BYU’s Kristina Doerr in three sets.  After dropping the first set 6-3, she came back to take the second set, 6-4.  She closed out the match with a 6-4 victory in the third set. 

Carter, who has only played in two other matches this spring, defeated Dolly Chang in straight sets 6-1, 7-5, in the No. 6 spot. 

Oklahoma now heads to Nevada where it will play UNLV on Wednesday, March 21 beginning at 2 p.m.

Match Results
No. 31 BYU 5 vs. Oklahoma 2
Provo, Utah

1. Anastasia Surkova (BYU) def. Gabby Baker (OU) 7-5, 6-4
2. Lauren Jones (BYU) def. Monica Purice (OU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Chie Hayasaka (BYU) def. Christi Baxley (OU) 7-6 (5), 6-0
4. Irina Lykina (OU) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Sofia Holden (BYU) def. Chelsea Orr (OU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Anne Carter (OU) def. Dolly Chang (BYU) 6-1, 7-5
Order of finish:
5, 3, 2*, 1, 6, 4
* clinches team win

1. Surkova/Miccoli (BYU) def. Baker/Lykina (OU) 8-6
2. Purice/Baxley (OU) def. Jones Holden (BYU) 8-6
3. Doerr/Chang (BYU) def. Rachael Cox/Orr (OU) 8-3
Order of finish:
3, 1*, 2
* clinches doubles point


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