Sept. 16, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team opened the 2011 fall tournament season Friday with first round action at the Sooner Fall Invitational in Norman.
The Sooners went a combined 7-4 on day one, including a 5-1 showing in singles play.
OU duo, senior Marie-Pier Huet and freshman Nicole Long, started the day by winning two doubles matches to advance to the Doubles A Championship.
Huet and Long defeated Henry and Kalodzitsa of Armstrong Atlantic in the first round, 8-0, before topping Blaskova and Kavalova of Wichita State in the second round, 8-6.
The Sooner pair will face Armstrong Atlantic’s Krtickova and Filipovski in the Doubles A title match.
Huet and Long both won in the first round of singles following doubles play. Huet defeated Bonny Davidson of TU, 6-2, 6-0, while Long defeated Liucija Smaizyte of UTA, 6-2, 6-4.
Sophomores Whitney Ritchie and Whitney Wofford recovered from a loss in doubles by winning both of their singles matches. Ritchie topped UTA’s Christine Foote, 6-2, 6-0, while Wofford rallied to beat Hannah Kelley of Abilene Christian, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (8).
Mia Lancaster also picked up a win in singles after defeating UNT’s Valentina Starkova in the first round, 6-2, 7-5, 1-0 (6).
Mia and Peta Maree Lancaster lost two doubles matches Friday in the sisters’ first tournament as a doubles pair. Peta Maree also lost in singles to ACU’s Madelyn Walker, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (8).
The 2011 Sooner Fall Invitational continues Saturday at 9 a.m., with singles at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
Admission to all OU women’s tennis home events is free.
Sooner Fall Invitational
Day One Results
Huet/Long (OU) def. Henry/Kalodzitsa (AA), 8-0
Ritchie/Wofford (OU), bye
Davidson/Santanna (TU) def. M. Lancaster/P. Lancaster (OU), 8-4
Huet/Long (OU) def. Blaskova/Kavalova (WSU), 8-6
Krtickova/Filipovski (AA) def. Ritchie/Wofford (OU), 8-3
Damaschin/Brockman (WSU) def. M. Lancaster/P. Lancaster (OU), 8-4
Marie-Pier Huet (OU) def. Bonny Davidson (TU), 6-2, 6-0
Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Christine Foote (UTA), 6-2, 6-0
Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Hannah Kelley (ACU), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (8)
Nicole Long (OU) def. Liucija Smaizyte (UTA), 6-2, 6-4
Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Valentina Starkova (UNT), 6-2, 7-5, 1-0 (6)
Madelyn Walker (ACU) def. Peta Maree Lancaster (OU), 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (8)