Horned Frogs Stumble in Norman

Stefanie Tan

Stefanie Tan

March 23, 2014

Final Stats


FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 49 TCU women’s tennis team could not overpower No. 17 Oklahoma and fell 5-2 on Sunday at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla.

The Horned Frogs (8-9, 1-2 Big 12) battled with the Sooners (11-3, 1-1) in cold temperatures on Sunday afternoon and were able to steal a win over a ranked opponent in doubles, but the top 20 ranked Sooners proved to be too much in the end.

Oklahoma won the first doubles matchup on court two, but TCU came back to equalize the score as Seda Arantekin and Stefanie Tan upended No. 76 Mia Lancaster and Whitney Ritchie 8-7 (8) in a tiebreaker on court one. This was the duos first win over a ranked opponent this season.

The doubles point all came down to court three and Hermon Brbane and Zita Engbroks came out victorious, 8-5, over Tatum Nowlin and Sofiko Kadzhaya to seal the doubles point for the Sooners.

The match went to 2-0 in Oklahoma’s favor after a retirement on court six, but Kadzhaya notched the first point for TCU with a 7-5, 6-3 besting of Morgan Chumney on court four.

Arantekin and Monika Sirilova each took their first sets on courts three and five, respectively, but their Sooner opponents both took the second sets to send the match decision into the final set. Oklahoma came out with the wins on both courts to clinch the first conference win for the Sooners.

With the match already decided, No. 53 Stefanie Tan picked up the second point for TCU in the match with a three-set win over Brbane on court one.

The Frogs will continue action on the road, as the team travels to Iowa State for a match on March 28 at 3 p.m., before heading to West Virginia for a 9 a.m., match on March 30.

Tennis Match Results
TCU vs Oklahoma
Mar 23, 2014 at Norman, Okla.
(Headington Family Tennis Center)

#17 Oklahoma 5, #49 TCU 2
Singles competition
1. #53 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Hermon Brhane (OU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
2. #121 Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. Simona Parajova (TCU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Seda Arantekin (TCU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
4. Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) def. Morgan Chumney (OU) 7-5, 6-3
5. Emma Devine (OU) def. Monika Sirilova (TCU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Abbi Melrose (OU) def. Tatum Nowlin (TCU) 4-0, retired

Doubles competition
1. Seda Arantekin/Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. #76 Mia Lancaster/Whitney Ritchie (OU) 8-7 (10-8)
2. Emma Devine/Morgan Chumney (OU) def. Simona Parajova/Monika Sirilova (TCU) 8-1
3. Hermon Brhane/Zita Engbroks (OU) def. Tatum Nowlin/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) 8-5

Match Notes:
TCU 8-9, 1-2; National ranking #49
Oklahoma 11-3, 1-1; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,4,5,3,1,2)

 

 


 

 


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