Sooners Fall to Lady Bears

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 13, 2013

April 13, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. - The 36th-ranked University of Oklahoma women's tennis team fell to No. 35 Baylor University, 6-1, Saturday, April 13, at Headington Family Tennis Center.

"Hats off to Baylor, they were just the better team today," OU head coach David Mullins said.

Whitney Ritchie captured the Sooners' point of the match with a 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 10-4, victory on Court 2.

Oklahoma (12-7, 4-3 Big 12) fell behind after losing the doubles point to give the Lady Bears a 1-0 lead heading into singles.

"The wind picked up halfway through the doubles and they adjusted straight away," Mullins said. "It took us the end of doubles and a set in most of the singles to really make that adjustment."

No. 20 Hermon Brhane and Ritchie defeated No. 19 Ema Burgic and Victoria Kisialeva to improve to 11-6 this season. Mia Lancaster's and Emma Devine's, 9-8 (7-2), loss to Alex Leatu and Kiah Generette, at the No. 3 position, marks the pair's first loss this season.

Brhane faced ninth-ranked Burgic at the No. 1 position. After a competitive first set won by Burgic, 7-6 (6-0), Brhane fell behind, 4-1, and retired to give Burgic the victory.

Devine played a tight match against Leatu but eventually fell, 7-5, 4-6, 10-7, at the No. 6 position.

"We've got to adjust (to the wind) a little faster next time," Mullins added.

Oklahoma returns to the court tomorrow, Sunday, April 14, to face No. 32 TCU. TCU is undefeated in conference play this season.

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Baylor 6, Oklahoma 1

1. No. 20 Hermon Brhane/Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. No. 19 Ema Burgic/Victoria Kisialeva (BU), 8-3
2. Alex Clay/Jordaan Sanford (BU) def.  Whitney Wofford/Zita Engbroks (OU), 8-5
3. Alex Leatu/Kiah Generette (BU) def. No. 82  Mia Lancaster/Emma Devine (OU), 9-8 (7-2)

1. No. 9 Ema Burgic (BU) def. No. 69 Hermon Brhane (OU), 7-6 (6-0), 4-1 retired
2. Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Victoria Kisialeva (BU), 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 10-4
3. Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Mia Lancaster (OU), 6-0, 6-0
4. Kiah Generette (BU) def. Whitney Wofford (OU), 6-0, 6-4
5. Maria Biryukova (BU) def. Abbi Melrose (OU), 6-4, 6-3
6. Alex Leatu (BU) def. Emma Devine (OU), 7-5, 4-6, 10-7

Order of Finish:

Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 3, 1, 4, 5, 6, 2



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