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No. 35 Tulsa Blanks ORU, 7-0

No. 35 Tulsa Blanks ORU, 7-0

The Basics
Score: #35 Tulsa 7 - ORU 0
Records: Tulsa (8-5) - ORU (4-6)
Location: Case Tennis Center - Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts University women's tennis team fell 7-0 Sunday at cross-town rival and 35th-ranked Tulsa at the Case Tennis Center.

The Golden Eagles fell behind early and was never able to close the gap as the Golden Hurricane blanked ORU for the second time this season. ORU came up short in doubles as Tulsa was able to close out the first point of the match with a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles and never look back.

The tough early non-conference schedule for the Golden Eagles continued Sunday with ORU falling to 0-3 against ranked opponents this season.

Match Recap
- Ximena Puentes had her three match winning streak end with a 6-0, 6-2 loss at No. 4 singles.
- Brenda Mercado pushed Saana Saarteinen at No. 3 singles but came up short in a 6-1, 6-1 loss.
- Mercado and Marizanne Bouwer were unable to finish off the Tulsa duo at No. 1 doubles falling, 6-2 to Ksenia Laskutova and Renata Kuricova.
- The Golden Eagles will travel to Stillwater Friday before returning home for three straight home matches.

Up Next
ORU heads to 13th-ranked Oklahoma State Friday in an afternoon match with the Cowgirls. First serve is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. from the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater.

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