Brhane and Ritchie fall in ITA Central Region Semifinals.
Oct. 21, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team’s chance to defend its doubles title at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship ended in the semifinals Sunday.
OU newcomer Hermone Brhane and junior Whitney Ritchie, who teamed with Marie-Pier Huet to win the 2011 title, fell to Tulsa’s Sam Vickers and Isuara Enrique, 8-4, in the main draw doubles semifinals at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Brhane also advanced to the semifinal in main draw singles, but lost to top-seeded Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State, 6-0, 6-2.
OU junior Mia Lancaster was beaten in the consolation draw semifinals by Minnesota’s Natallia Pintusava, 6-3, 6-2.
The next stop on the Sooners’ schedule in the University of Memphis Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 2-4.
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USTA/ITA Central Region Championships
Michael D. Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sunday, October 21, 2012 – Results
Main Draw Doubles Semifinal Round
Sam Vickers/Isaura Enrique (Tulsa) def. Whitney Richie/Hermon Brhane (OU) 8-4
Main Draw Singles Quarterfinal Round
Petra Niedermayerova (Kansas State) def. Meghan Blevins (Oklahoma State) 6-1, 6-2
Hermon Brhane (OU) def. Maria Cardona (Kansas) 6-4 6-1
Cierra Gaytan-Leach (Missouri) def. Yang Pang (Arkansas) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1
Sam Vickers (Tulsa) def. Stefanie Weinsten (Nebraska) 6-0, 6-0
Main Draw Singles Semifinal Round
Petra Niedermayerova (Kansas State) def. Hermon Brhane (OU) 6-0, 6-2
Consolation Draw Semifinal Round
Ivana Kubickova (Kansas State) def. Aria Lambert (Minnesota) 6-3, 6-2
Natallia Pintusava (Minnesota) def. Mia Lancaster (OU) 7-5, 6-2
Consolation Draw Finals
Ivana Kubickova (Kansas State) def. Natallia Pintusava (Minnesota) by default