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Women's Tennis Drops No. 47 Oklahoma




Feb. 27, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's tennis team defeated No. 47 Oklahoma 6-3 on Friday in the Athletic Training Center. The Red Raiders recorded four singles victories and two doubles wins to move to 4-1 on the season and 2-1 in the Big 12 Conference.

"I don't know if I've ever been more proud of a team, either men's or women's, in all of the years I've coached," said head coach Tim Siegel. "We lost to Oklahoma last year and they're a better team this year. Amanda (Earhart) and Christine (Van Regenmorter) played exceptionally well, and Zana (Zlebnik) had another big win, defeating the No. 30 player. This was as big a win as we've had in a long time."

Freshman Zana Zlebnik defeated another nationally ranked player in Oklahoma's No. 30 Raluca Gheorghe. Zlebnik earned the No. 1 slot victory in three sets, winning 6-0, 6-7, 6-2 to move to 5-0 in singles competition on the season. Amanda Earhart claimed a win in the No. 2 singles, defeating Viviana Mracnova from Oklahoma 7-5 in the tie breaker and 6-2. Also earning wins for the Red Raiders were Sharda Ravindra in No. 4 singles and Christine Van Regenmorter in No. 5 singles.

In doubles competition, the combination of Zlebnik and Earhart remained undefeated, winning 8-3 in the No. 1 spot. Lakshmi Ravindra and Van Regenmorter also moved to 5-0 in doubles on the season.

The Texas Tech women will continue Big 12 play in Nebraska on Sunday at 10 a.m.


Singles: No. 1 - Zana Zlebnik (TTU) def. Raluca Gheorghe (OU) 6-0, 6-7, 6-2; 
         No. 2 - Amanda Earhart (TTU) def. Viviana Mracnova (OU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; 
         No. 3 - Kate Dunlevy (OU) def. Lakshimi Ravindra (TTU) 6-1, 6-3; 
         No. 4 - Sharda Ravindra (TTU) def. Danielle Knipp (OU) 6-3, 6-3; 
         No. 5 - Christine Van Regenmorter (TTU) def. Stephanie Sajbert (OU) 6-3, 6-3; 
         No. 6 - Angela Stroup (OU) def. Erica Dopson (TTU) 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: No. 1 - Zlebnik-Earhart (TTU) def. Knipp-Mracnova (OU) 8-3; 
         No. 2 - L. Ravindra-Van Regenmorter (TTU) def. Dunlevy-Kristin Guilford (OU) 9-8; 
         No. 3 - Gheorghe-Sajbert (OU) def. S. Ravindra-Misty Meyer (TTU) 8-3. 



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