May 24, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – Senior Marie-Pier Huet and sophomore Whitney Ritchie of Oklahoma women’s tennis lost in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship Thursday to Vanderbilt’s Lauren Mira and Jackie Wu, 6-4, 7-5, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
“Our execution really let us down today,” OU head coach David Mullins said. “We played from behind most of the time and fought hard but just could not get it going. A couple of key points didn’t go our way and that was the difference.”
Huet and Ritchie advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championship after placing third in the Big 12 at the No. 1 doubles spot with an overall record of 16-6 and 7-3 in conference play.
“It doesn’t take away from the great year they have had,” Mullins added. “It was great that Marie-Pier could end her career here and it was a learning experience for Whitney.”
The duo started the year by winning the ITA Central Region Doubles Championship during the fall season, and advanced to the round of 16 at the 2011 ITA National Indoor Championships.