NORMAN, Okla. The No. 62 Wichita State women's tennis fell to No. 44 Oklahoma, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
The Shocker women came out strong in the doubles competition when Veronika Blaskova and Lucia Kovalova defeated Whitney Wofford and Emma Devine, 8-2. Oklahoma then came back, as Zita Engbrooks and Hermon Brhane defeated Montse Blasco Fernandez and Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul, 8-3. In the match that decided the doubles point, the two teams fought in a close match, but Oklahoma captured the first point of the match as Mia Lancaster and Abbi Melrose defeated Carla Venticinque and Rebecca Pedrazzi, 8-7.
The Shockers then fell in four of the six singles contests to give Oklahoma the victory. Rebecca Pedrazzi defeated Whitney Wofford, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, and Veronika Blaskova defeated Abbi Melrose, 6-1, 7-6, to keep their singles records at 2-0 so far in the team season.
Wichita State will play their first home match of the season on Monday, January 21 at Wichita Country Club against No. 40 Oklahoma State. First serve is set for 11 a.m.