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Women's Tennis Defeats Iowa, 6-1
January 31, 2014

Norman, Okla.--The No. 28 Oklahoma women’s tennis team added another victory to their record with a 6-1 win over Iowa Friday at the Headington Family Tennis Center.

Seniors Hermon Brhane and Whitney Wofford teamed up in the No. 3 doubles position to take on Shelby Talcott and Annetee Dohanics of Iowa. Brhane and Wofford took an early 4-0 lead before winning 6-1.

Sophomore Emma Devine and freshman Morgan Chumney extended their winning streak defeating Caitlin Hindmarsh and Katie Zordani 6-2 and clinching the doubles point for the Sooners.

Seniors Whitney Ritchie and Mia Lancaster suffered their first loss at the hands of Ruth Seaborne and Morven McCulloch.

"I was really happy with doubles today," head coach David Mullins said. "We took care of business at No. 2 and No.3 and looked very much like we did last weekend. Whitney Wofford stepped in for Zita (Engbroks) and seemed to play nicely."

After falling in the first set, Brhane came back to win her last two sets, clinching the match for the Sooners.

Ritchie earned the first singles point for the Sooners, defeating Shelby Talcott in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

The second singles point of the day came from Devine who defeated Annette Dohanics 6-3, 6-2.

Chumney, Devine and senior Abbi Melrose all added wins in straight sets to give the Sooners the 6-1 victory.

The Sooners will be back in action Sunday Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. as they take on the 33rd-ranked Memphis Tigers.

Oklahoma 6, Iowa 1

Doubles

1. Seaborne/McCulloch (IOWA) def. Ritchie/Lancaster (OU), 6-2
2. Devine/Chumney (OU) def. Zordani/Hindmarsh (IOWA), 6-2
3. Brhane/Wofford (OU) def. Talcott/Dohanics, 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles

1. Hermon Brhane (OU) def. No. 56 Ruth Seaborne (IOWA) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0(10-8)
2. Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Shelby Talcott (IOWA) 6-2, 6-1
3. Morven McCulloch  (IOWA) def. Mia Lancaster (OU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
4. Morgan Chumney (OU) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh 6-4, 6-2
5. Abbi Melrose (OU) def. Katie Zordani (OU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Emma Devine (OU) def. Annette Dohanics 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish:  2, 6, 1*, 4, 5, 3

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