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Sooners Compete at Wildcat Invitational
October 05, 2013

NORMAN, Okla.--The University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team began the first day of competition Friday at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill.

After a bye in the first round, freshman Ann Pepper was the sole undefeated Sooner after defeating Kelsey Frechette of Minnesota 6-5, 6-2.

Freshman Morgan Chumney and sophomore Emma Devine advanced in doubles play after defeating Virginia’s Marie Faure and Caryssa Peretz 6-1.

In singles play, sophomore Zita Engbroks and junior Abbi Melrose won their first round matches against Katie Goepel of Princeton and North Carolina State’s Natalie Janowicz, 5-6, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-4, respectively.

After falling in the first round, Devine and seniors Mia Lancaster and Whitney Wofford and defeated Wisconsin’s Sydney Rider 6-1, 6-1, Lauren Chypyha 6-5 (2), 6-4, and Anastasia Tripolskaya, 6-5 (3), 6-2,respectively.

Chumney also recovered from a first round loss defeating Rachael James-Baker of North Carolina State 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles, the duo of Wofford and Melrose fell to Jessika Mozia and Maja Vujic of Minnesota, 6-2. Minnesota’s Tereza Brichacova and Paula Rincon-Otero, 6-5, also defeated Lancaster and Engbroks.

The Sooners will be back in action Saturday as they compete in the second round of doubles and third round of singles.

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Wildcat Invitational

Day One Results

Doubles
First Round

Morgan Chumney/Emma Devine (OU) def. Marie Faure/Caryssa Peretz (Virginia), 6-1
Tereza Brichacova/Paula Rincon-Otero (Minnesota) def. Mia Lancaster/Zita Engbroks (OU), 6-5
Jessika Mozia/Maja Vujic (Minnesota) def. Whitney Wofford/Abbi Melrose (OU), 6-2

Singles
First Round

Zita Engbroks OU) def. Katie Goepel (Princeton), 5-6, 6-2, 6-2
Abbi Melrose (OU) def. Natalia Janowicz (NC State), 6-1, 6-4
Veronica Corning (Northwestern) def. Mia Lancaster (OU), 6-2, 5-6 (3), 6-1
Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Morgan Chumney (OU), 6-4, 6-2
Jillian Rooney (Northwestern) def. Emma Devine (OU), 6-2, 6-3
Elisha Hande (NC State) def. Whitney Wofford (OU), 6-5 (2), 6-4

Second Round

Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Lauren Chypyha (Wisconsin), 6-5, 4-6, 6-2
Morgan Chumney (OU) def. Rachael James-Baker (NC State), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Emma Devine (OU) def. Sydney Rider (Wisconsin), 6-1, 6-1
Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Anastasia Tripolskaya (Wisconsin), 6-5 (3), 6-2
Ann Pepper (OU) def. Kelsey Frechette (Minnesota), 6-5, 6-2
Stephanie Fox (Kentucky) def. Abbi Melrose (OU), 6-0, 6-4

Manon Peri (Northwestern) def. Zita Engbroks (OU), 6-2, 6-0

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