NORMAN, Okla. - The No. 53 Oklahoma State women's tennis team came up short against 54th-ranked Oklahoma, 5-2, on Saturday in Norman at the Headington Center.
The Sooners (6-6 overall, 1-0 Big 12) snapped the Cowgirls' (6-3, 0-1) doubles win streak taking the one-point advantage into singles despite an 8-3 win at No. 2 from OSU's Mary Jeremiah and Meghan Blevins.
OU's 34th-ranked pair of Whitney Ritchie and Marie-Pier Huet defeated Kanyapat Narattana and Malika Rose, 8-5, at the No. 1 spot. At No. 3, OSU's C.C. Sardinha and Isabela Miro suffered their first loss as a team to Mia Lancaster and Abbi Melrose, 8-6.
The Cowgirls' two points came courtesy of straight-set wins by Narattana at No. 4 singles and Miro at No. 6. Narattana picked up a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Abbi Melrose, while Miro defeated Nicole Long, 6-3, 6-2.
The final match came down to Sardinha and Ritchie at No. 1. Sardinha triumphed in the first set, winning 6-2. After Ritchie took the second set, 7-5, the match was forced into a super tie-breaker where OU emerged with the point.
The Cowgirls will travel to Manhattan to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on March 9.
No. 54 Oklahoma 5, No. 53 Oklahoma State 2
March 3, 2012 | Norman, Okla. | Headington Center
DOUBLES | Order of Finish: 2,3,1
No. 1 - No. 34 Whitney Ritchie/Marie-Pier Huet (OU) def. Malika Rose/Kanyapat Narattana (OSU); 8-5
No. 2 - Mary Jeremiah/Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Nicole Long/Whitney Wofford (OU); 8-3
No. 3 - Mia Lancaster/Abbi Melrose (OU) def. C.C. Sardinha/Isabela Miro (OSU); 8-6
SINGLES | Order of Finish:3,5,4,2*,6,1
No. 1 - Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. C.C. Sardinha (OSU); 6-2, 7-5, 1-0(1)
No. 2 - Marie Pier Huet (OU) def. Malika Rose (OSU); 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 - Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Meghan Blevins (OSU); 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 - Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Abbi Melrose (OU); 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Whitney Wofford (OU) def. Mary Jeremiah (OSU); 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Isabela Miro (OSU) def. Nicole Long (OU); 6-3, 6-2