Cougar freshman Sarah Flood defeated Stephanie Mueller (Texas Tech) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) to win the Flight #5 singles division. Then Flood teamed up with Kailey Meisinger to defeat Houston's own Annie Rapp and Karine Urbin 8-6 to win the Flight #2 doubles division.
Rapp finished fifth in Flight #4 singles after losing to Mariana Barrios (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round. She rallied back to beat Adriana Boykova (UTEP) 6-3, 6-0 and Nadia Vaughn (SMU) 6-2, 6-1 to claim the consolation bracket. Sonnia Orellana (Texas Tech) went on to win the division when she defeated Barrios 6-3, 6-4.
The Cougars are back in tournament action November 3-6 when they travel to College Station to play in the Rolex Regional.
Singles Flight 1: Jennifer DeSpain (Tulsa) d. Alenka Ovin (Texas Tech) 6-4, 7-6 (2) Flight 2: Patricia Ubeda-Diaz (SMU) d. Ana Brnas (UTEP) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 Flight 3: Marjolein von Dongen (Tulsa) d. Eva Soderkvist (UTSA) 6-4, 6-1 Flight 4: Sonnia Orellana (Texas Tech) d. Mariana Barrios (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-4 Flight 5: Sarah Flood (UH) d. Stephanie Mueller (Texas Tech) 6-3, 6-2
Flight 1: DeSpain/Sedivec (Tulsa) d. Brooks/Dawson (Texas Tech) 8-1
Flight 2: Flood/Meisinger (UH) d. Rapp/Urbin (UH) 8-6