March 4, 2000

HOUSTON - The University of Oklahoma women's tennis team fell to No. 66 Houston, 7-2, this afternoon at the John Hoff Tennis Complex in Houston, Texas. The Sooners drop to 5-6 on the season. Houston improves to 5-6.

In singles action, OU were only able to pick up points at the number one and six positions. Junior Viviana Mracnova won in straight sets over Galina Seliounina, 7-5, 7-5. Freshman Melissa Mendieta was victorious over Karine Urbin, 7-5, 6-1. The Cougers took the doubles point winning 8-6, 8-6, and 9-8.

The Sooners will return home next week to face Big 12 foe Texas A&M on Saturday, March 11, at the Westwood Tennis Courts in Norman, Okla. Match time is set for 10 a.m.

OKLAHOMA, 2 vs. No. 66 Houston, 7
Saturday, March 4, 2000
John Hoff Tennis Complex * Houston, Texas

SINGLES

No. 1 Viviana Mracnova (OU) def. Galina Seliounina (UH) 7-5, 7-6

No. 2 Mette Sigmunstad (UH) def. Angela Stroup (UH) 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 Joanna Cunliffe (UH) def. Annette Bryntesson (OU) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6, (10-8)

No. 4 Jen Baccarani (UH) def. Jennie Hamilton (OU) 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 Anne Rapp (UH) def. Joni Helleland (OU) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (11-9)

No. 6 Melissa Mendieta (OU) def. Karine Urbin (UH) 7-5, 6-1

DOUBLES

No. 1 Seliounina/Sigmunstad (UH) def. Mracnova/Stroup (OU) 8-6

No. 2 Cunliffe/Baccarani (UH) def. Bryntesson/Hamilton (OU) 8-6

No. 3 Rapp/Urbin (UH) def. Mendieta/Helleland (OU) 9-8

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