TCU falls to OU, ends undefeated conference streak

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    The TCU women’s tennis team’s undefeated Big 12 play came to an end Sunday when the Horned Frogs fell 4-3 to No. 36 Oklahoma. 

    TCU dropped to 17-3 overall and 6-1 in Big 12 play. The Sooners improved to 13-7 overall and 5-3 in conference competition.

    “Today we were able to get the doubles point, but came out flat in singles,” TCU head coach Dave Borelli said in a press release. “It did not help that we were playing indoors, because OU is a very good indoor team, but they got on top of us early.”

    The Horned Frogs picked up the doubles point. At No. 2 doubles Federica Denti and Kelsey Sundaram won 8-4 over Zita Engbroks and Whitney Wofford. 

    Gabi Barbosa and Monika Sirilova were able to get an 8-5 win over Emma Devine and Mia Lancaster at No. 3 doubles to give TCU an early 1-0 advantage.

    Stefanie Tan rebounded from a loss on Friday to defeat OU’s Hermon Brahane 6-2, 6-4.

    Sirilova was able to continue her undefeated run in Big 12 competition with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles over the Sooners’ Abbi Melrose. 

    The Sooners took an early lead by picking up three wins to start singles play. OU's Whitney Ritchie defeated Olivia Smith 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Millie Nichols fell to Oklahoma’s Devine 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. Lancaster earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Simona Parajova at No. 3 singles.

    Wofford clinched the match for OU with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Denti at No. 4 singles.

    “What makes the loss tougher is that we let it go after playing really well in doubles,” Borelli noted. “Credit to OU for being able to pick themselves up after a tough loss on Friday and getting it done today.”

    The Horned Frogs will match up against No. 15 Texas Tech Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.