08/14 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Creighton (Exhibition)
08/22 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Utah State
08/24 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Oklahoma State
08/29 - 7:30 PM
SOC at Texas
08/31 - 11:00 AM
SOC at Stephen F. Austin
09/05 - 4:00 PM
SOC at North Carolina
09/07 - 1:30 PM
SOC at Duke
09/12 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Rice
09/14 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Missouri State
09/19 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Kentucky
09/25 - 6:00 PM
SOC at Ole Miss
09/28 - 3:00 PM
SOC at LSU
10/03 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Vanderbilt
10/05 - 11:00 AM
SOC vs Florida
10/10 - 6:00 PM
SOC at Tennessee
FAYETTEVILLE -- Kimberley - Ann Surin and Brittany Huxley got the day started with a doubles upset, but the No. 44 University of Arkansas women's tennis team (5-3, 0-0 SEC) fell in a 5-2 loss to No. 24 Oklahoma (6-1, 0-0 Big 12) at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center on Friday.
The upset of No. 31 Whitney Richie and Mia Lancaster by Surin and Huxley helped the Razorbacks pull even at 1-1 in the doubles point and set up a dramatic finish. The Sooners were able to hang on and prevail, however, as Hermon Brhane and Zita Engbroks came away with an 8-7 (8-6) win over Yang Pang and Oleksandra Shkorupeieva at No. 3 doubles.
"We have plenty of positive things to take out of this match," head coach Michael Hegarty said. "Full credit to Oklahoma for earning a hard-fought victory. Oklahoma is a veteran team and they are a team that I believe will compete for the Big 12 title."
The upset by Surin and Huxley marked the first win over a ranked opponent by a Razorback doubles pairing since Claudine Paulson and Segou Jonker upset No. 29 Lauren Mira and Courtney Colton of Vanderbilt on March 3, 2013.
Oklahoma has yet to lose a doubles point this season, improving to 7-0 in gaining an early dual match lead.
In singles play, Surin added to her doubles victory with a win in singles at No. 4, as the sophomore from Montreal, Canada, grinded out a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 defeat of Morgan Chumney.
Shkorupeieva redeemed her earlier doubles loss and was able to exact revenge with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Abbi Melrose. The freshman from Odessa, Ukraine, improved to 5-2 in singles play this season, including a 5-1 record playing at No. 6.
Shannon Hudson suffered just her second loss of the season in singles, despite a spirited effort against ITA Central Region No. 2 Hermon Brhane. The freshman from Virginia Beach, Va., entered having won two straight matches, but was defeated 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 for Arkansas.
The Razorbacks remain home and face another nationally-ranked opponent in No. 30 Purdue on Sunday. Doubles play is set to begin 11 a.m. at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.
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COMPLETE SINGLES RESULTS
1. No. 74 Whitney Ritchie (OKLA) def. Yang Pang (ARK) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Hermon Brhane (OKLA) def. Shannon Hudson (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
3. Mia Lancaster (OKLA) def. Sarah McLean (ARK) 6-2, 6-4
4. Kimberley - Ann Surin (ARK) def. Morgan Chumney (OKLA) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
5. Emma Devine (OKLA) def. Brittany Huxley (ARK) 6-2, 6-0
6. Oleksandra Shkorupeieva (ARK) def. Abbi Melrose (OKLA) 6-2, 6-2
COMPLETE DOUBLES RESULTS
1. Surin/Huxley (ARK) def. No. 31 Ritchie/Lancaster (OKLA) 8-6
2. Devine/Chumney (OKLA) def. McLean/Hudson (ARK) 8-3
3. Brhane/Engbroks (OKLA) def. Pang/Shkorupeieva (ARK) 8-7 (8-6)