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Sooners Fall to Cowgirls in Round Two of Bedlam
April 20, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. – The 36th-ranked University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team fell to No. 37 Oklahoma State, 4-3, Saturday, April 20, in round two of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Bedlam Series this season in Stillwater, Okla.

The loss drops the Sooners to 5-4 in Big 12 conference play and 13-8 overall.

“Another heartbreaking loss today,” OU head coach David Mullins said.

Meghan Blevins topped Whitney Ritchie at the No. 2 position, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(4), to clinch the match for the Cowgirls.

“We had yet another match point to win the doubles but could not convert,” Mullins said. “ That was ultimately the difference.”

Oklahoma lost at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions to lose the doubles point and give the Cowgirls a 1-0 lead heading into singles.

The eighth-ranked doubles duo, Hermon Brhane and Ritchie, defeated No. 36 Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana, 8-3, to improve to 13-5 this season.

Whitney Wofford lost to Narattana, 6-2, 6-0, on court four to give the Cowgirls a 2-0 lead.

Emma Devine topped Karyn Guttormsen, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 6 position and Mia Lancaster defeated C.C. Sardinha, 6-3, 6-3, to tie the match at two.

Abbi Melrose fell to Maria Alvarez on court five to give the Cowgirls a 3-2 lead.

Brhane upset 63rd-ranked Rose at the No. 1 spot, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, to tie the match at three.

“OSU played better when it mattered and that is why they won today,” Mullins stated.

Oklahoma split the season series with Oklahoma State, 1-1.

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Oklahoma State 4, Oklahoma 3

Doubles:
1. No. 8 Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie def. No. 36 Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana, 8-3
2. Meghan Blevins and Karyn Guttormsen def. No. 82 Mia Lancaster and Emma Devine, 9-8 (4)
3. C.C. Sardinha and Maria Alvarez def. Zita Engbroks and Whitney Wofford, 8-5

Singles:
1. No. 69 Hermon Brhane (OU) def. No. 63 Malika Rose (OSU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Whitney Ritchie (OU), 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)
3. Mia Lancaster (OU) def. C.C. Sardinha (OSU), 6-3, 6-3
4. Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Whitney Wofford (OU), 6-2, 6-0
5. Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Abbi Melrose (OU), 6-2, 7-5
6. Emma Devine (OU) def. Karyn Guttormsen (OSU), 6-4, 6-2

 

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1, 3, 2
Singles: 4, 6, 3, 5, 1, 2

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