Women’s tennis team falls to Oklahoma in windy match Saturday

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    The women’s tennis team fell to the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 5-2 on Saturday afternoon. TCU competed well but ultimately came up short in a match that was moved to the indoor facility due to windy conditions. The loss gives the Horned Frogs a 1-4 record on the year with Wake Forest coming to visit on March 7th.

    OU won the doubles point after a drawn-out battle. TCU’s No. 1, Federica Denti and Katariina Tuohimaa, won 9-8 against 62nd-ranked Ana Constantinescu and Alice Radu. At No. 2, Gaby Mastromarino and Olivia Smith attained match serve before eventually losing 9-8. Maria Babanova and Idunn Hertzberg fell 8-3 at the No. 3 spot. “We were serving to win the doubles point,” TCU coach Dave Borelli said. “It just shows us how good we can be.”

    In singles play, OU picked up wins at the Nos. 2 and 5 spots. However, TCU’s Tuohimaa defeated Constantinescu 6-2, 7-6 in her second singles victory of the season at No. 1. At No. 4, Hertzburg came back from a set down to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. OU clinched the win with a victory at the No. 6 slot in a 6-3, 6-2 match.?OU secured its fifth point in the longest match of the day when the 124th-ranked Ritchie earned a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over TCU’s Mastromarino at the No. 3 slot.

    The match lasted four hours and fourty-six minutes.

    Attendence was listed at 205. The loss marks TCU’s second straight to the Sooners, who are now 7-2 in 2011. First serve for the Wake Forest match is set to be at 2 PM on Monday, March 7th.

    SINGLES? 1. Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. #79 Ana Constantinescu (OKLA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)?2. Alice Radu (OKLA) def. Olivia Smith (TCU) 6-4, 6-3?3. #124 Whitney Ritchie (OKLA) def. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)?4. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) def. Marie-Pier Huet (OKLA) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4?5. Mia Lancaster (OKLA) def. Shalini Sahoo (TCU) 6-4, 6-3?6. Maria Kalashnikova (OKLA) def. Maria Babanova (TCU) 6-3, 6-2?

    DOUBLES ?1. Federica Denti/Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. #62 Ana Constantinescu/Alice Radu (OKLA) 9-8 (7-4)?2. Mia Lancaster/Whitney Ritchie (OKLA) def. Gaby Mastromarino/Olivia Smith (TCU) 9-8 (7-3)?3. Tara Eckel/Marie-Pier Huet (OKLA) def. Maria Babanova/Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) 8-3?

    Match Notes

    ?Oklahoma 7-2; National ranking #19?TCU 1-4; National ranking #75

    Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,5,1,4,6,3)