Score: Omaha 5 - ORU 2
Records: Omaha (3-5) - ORU (4-5)
Location: Case Tennis Center - Tulsa, Okla.
TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts University women's tennis team came up short in the Summit League opener against Omaha Saturday falling 5-2 at the Case Tennis Center.
The Golden Eagles fell behind in doubles dropping matches at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions in the lineup giving Omaha an early lead. ORU rallied to earn wins at No. 4 and No. 2 singles, but the Mavericks were able to hold off the Golden Eagles who saw their three-match win streak come to an end.
ORU picked up two big wins in singles before the Mavericks controlled the bottom of the lineup to preserve the 5-2 victory.
- Ximena Puentes extended her singles winning streak to three straight with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.
- Marizanne Bouwer battled for the second point of the day for ORU winning 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Bouwer also evened her record at No. 2 singles to 2-2 on the year.
- Brenda Mercado Jove dropped a heartbreaker late in singles at the No. 3 position in the lineup. She fell to Jacqueline Baude, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.
ORU quickly returns to the court Sunday as they head across town to battle Tulsa. Action from the Case Tennis Center is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start.