Women's Tennis Struggles on Road

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 23, 2013

March 23, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. – The No. 26 University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team fell to No. 55 Saint Mary’s College of California, 5-2, Friday, March 22, at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex in Moraga, Calif.

“I’m happy with how we fought and competed today.” OU head coach David Mullins.

Oklahoma (8-6, 2-2) played from behind after losing the doubles point to the Gaels to Saint Mary’s a 1-0 lead heading into singles.

“We had another match point for the doubles point that we did not convert on again,” Mullins continued. “We need to correct this pattern and take advantage of our opportunities.”

The Sooners notched a point on court two and six in singles play. Whitney Ritchie defeated Catherine Isip, 6-0, 7-6, and Emma Devine topped Audrey Leitz, 6-2, 6-3.

“Ultimately we have to play better,” Mullins added.

Oklahoma wraps up a four-game road stretch Sunday, March 24, in Santa Barbara, Calif. against UC Santa Barbara at 12:30 p.m. CT.

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No. 52 Saint Mary’s College 5, No. 26 Oklahoma 2

Doubles:

Whitney Ritchie and Hermon Behane def. Jenny Jullien and Danielle Flores, 9-8(2)
Catherine Isip and Audrey Leitz def. Whitney Wofford and Emma Devine, 8-6
Jade Frampton and Elizabeth Searl def. Mia Lancaster and Abbi Melrose, 9-7

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3*

Jenny Jullien def. Hermon Behane, 7-5, 7-6(4)
Whitney Ritchie def. Catherine Isip, 6-0, 7-6
Danielle Flores def. Mia Lancaster, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6(1)
Jade Frampton def. Abbi Melrose, 6-1, 6-4
Catherine Leduc def. Whitney Wofford, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Emma Devine def. Audrey Leitz, 6-2, 6-3

Order of finish: 6, 4, 2, 5, 1*, 3

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