Sooner Duo Ranked in Preseason Poll

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 09, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. -- Two Sooners have landed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s preseason rankings. Seniors Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie are ranked fourth in the nation in doubles and Brhane is ranked 47th in singles.

Ritchie and Brhane finished the 2013 season ranked 9th in the nation and were named All-Americans by the ITA.

The duo advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships and finished with a record of 14-6. The trip to the championships was Ritchie’s second consecutive appearance.

Brhane is one of 12 Big 12 women to make the 2014 preseason list. She was named the 2013 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and named to the All-Big 12 Singles and Doubles Teams.

Ritchie, Brhane and the Sooners start the fall season Sept. 20-22 at the Tribe Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. and the Country Club of Little Rock Collegiate Invitational.



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