Sept. 17, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. - OU went a combined 9-3 in singles on Saturday at the 2011 Sooner Fall Invitational at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, four Sooners advance to Sunday's title matches.
Senior Marie-Pier Huet advanced to the Doubles A Championship with partner Nicole Long on Friday and with two wins in singles on Saturday, Huet will also play in the Singles A Championship.
Long advanced to the Singles B Championship with two wins Saturday and will face teammate Whitney Wofford in the final.
Long defeated Yana Kakovkina of UALR in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-0, before beating Barbora Vykdalova of North Texas in the semifinals, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6. Wofford topped TU's Maria Santanna in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, before defeating Armstrong Atlantic's Kathleen Henry in the semifinals, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.
"I was very happy with our level of tennis today," OU head coach David Mullins said. "But, I was quite disappointed in our mental game and some of our attitudes. We need to show a little bit more mental maturity. I'm hoping I see that tomorrow."
Sophomore Whitney Ritchie advanced to the semifinals of the Singles A draw after defeating Barbora Krtickova of Armstrong Atlantic, 7-5, 6-3, but due to an injury the sophomore did not play in the semifinal round.
Senior Peta Maree Lancaster won both consolation singles matches Saturday to advance to the Singles C consolation title match. Lancaster defeated UALR's Evgeniya Gracheva in the consolation quarterfinals, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, and advanced to the finals with a win over UALR's Alina Kolegova, 7-5, 6-3.
Sophomore Mia Lancaster fell in the Singles A quarterfinals to WSU's Delia Damaschin, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Lancaster filled in for Ritchie in the draw's semifinals, but lost to Micah Hermsdorf, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
The Sooner Fall Invitational will conclude Sunday with the title matches in all three draws of both doubles and singles.
Admission to all OU women's tennis home events is free.
Sooner Fall Invitational
Day Two Results
Delia Damaschin (WSU) def. Mia Lancaster (OU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
Marie-Pier Huet (OU) def. Sandra Dynka (TTU), 6-1, 6-4
Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Barbora Krtickova (AA), 7-5, 6-3
Marie-Pier Huet (OU) def. Delia Damaschin (WSU), 7-6 (3), 6-0
Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Whitney Ritchie (OU), DNP
Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Mia Lancaster (OU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Maria Santanna (TU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Nicole Long (OU) def. Yana Kakovkina (UALR), 6-1, 6-0
Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Kathleen Henry (AA), 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Nicole Long (OU) def. Barbora Vykdalova (UNT), 6-2, 4-6, 7-6
Peta Maree Lancaster (OU) def. Evgeniya Gracheva (UALR), 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Peta Maree Lancaster (OU) def. Alina Kolegova (UALR), 7-5, 6-3