Feb. 4, 2011
|No. 31 Oklahoma (2-1) vs. No. 14 Arkansas (4-0)|
|Details||Sunday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. (CT)|
|Location||Norman, Okla. | Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion|
NORMAN, Okla. – The 31st-ranked Oklahoma women’s tennis team faces No. 14 Arkansas on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m., as the Sooners host the annual Campus Kids Day.
Oklahoma (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) finished in second place at the Stanford site of the 2010 ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Sooners upset then-ranked No. 29 UNLV on Friday, 4-1, before falling to top-ranked Stanford on Saturday, 6-1.
“I am hoping for another tight match with Arkansas this weekend,” OU head coach David Mullins said. “I believe we are more ready to take our chances this year if they are presented to us again.”
OU won the doubles point for the third-straight match against reigning NCAA champion Stanford Saturday. The Sooners have given up three games or less in five of nine doubles matches.
Oklahoma is led in doubles by Ana-Maria Constantinescu and Alice Radu, the Sooner duo is currently ranked No. 31 in the country.
OU last met the Razorbacks in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season as the Sooners hosted the first and second rounds. OU fell to Arkansas, 4-2, in the first round after cutting the Razorbacks’ lead to 3-2.
Arkansas (4-0, 0-0 SEC) enters the weekend after one of its biggest wins in program history. The Razorbacks upset No. 4 Notre Dame last weekend to advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships. Arkansas will play No. 7 Oklahoma State in Edmond on Friday before heading to Norman.
“Arkansas is coming off a big win last weekend and should be very confident,” Mullins added. “But they will have to play their best to beat us on our courts.”
Fans in attendance will receive free pizza and have a chance to win numerous giveaways, including a brand new tennis racquet. There will also be a serving contest in between singles and doubles and a free clinic for kids following the match.
Admission is free for all OU women's tennis home events.