April 25, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - The 36th-ranked University of Oklahoma women's tennis team opens the 2013 Big 12 Championship at the No. 6 seed on Friday, April 26, against three-seeded Texas at 3 p.m., at Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman.
"We are looking forward to another great opportunity on Friday," OU head coach David Mullins.
Oklahoma (13-8, 5-4 Big 12) lost its final regular season match to Oklahoma State, 4-3, Saturday, April 20, to finish in sixth place in the conference standings.
The winner of the Oklahoma vs. Texas match will advance to the semifinals Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m.
"It is exciting to be the host school and we hope to take full advantage of our home court," Mullins said. "Our biggest wins this year have come at home."
The Sooners are 8-2 at home this season and notched five upsets on their home court.
"We will be doing everything we can to pull off the upset on Friday," Mullins stated.
Junior's Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie, who are ranked No. 9 nationally in doubles and are 13-5 overall at the No. 1 doubles position, lead OU.
Brhane holds the team's best singles record at 13-7 between the No. 1 and No. 2 positions.
No. 25 Texas (14-10, 7-2) defeated TCU, 4-3, to end its season. OU fell to Texas, 6-1, in its last meeting this season.
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