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.
Day One Results
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
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
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