One seeded player lost Tuesday in the first round of the Jackie Cooper BMW Oklahoma City Open main draw at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. Harrison Adams of New Braunfels, Texas, defeated No. 7-seeded Rudolph Siwy of Czechoslovakia 6-1, 6-3. Adams was a wild-card entry by tournament directors He will play unseeded Sekou Bangoura in the second round at a time not announced as of Tuesday night.
Chris Haworth, an Oklahoma State freshman and state champion at Putnam City North High School, lost to No. 5-seed Jaan-Frederik Brunken of Germany 7-6, 6-4. Haworth was also a wild-card entry.
The Oklahoma State doubles team of Rifat Biktyakov and Vladislav Bondarenko won a main draw match, defeating Marvin Barker and Mark Verryth 7-6, 6-3.
The tournament continues at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
OU EDGES OSU IN BEDLAM TENNIS
Oklahoma singles players Whitney Ritchie, Mia Lancaster, Abbie Melrose and Nicole Long all won Tuesday, and that helped the Sooners defeat Oklahoma State 4-3 in Big 12 women's tennis in Stillwater. OSU (10-7 overall, 4-3 Big 12) won two doubles matches, but the Sooners (10-10, 4-3) had too much power on the singles side.
The OSU tandem of Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana pulled an 8-3 upset of No. 46-ranked Ritchie and Marie-Pier Huet.
ABNEY REASSIGNED TO STOCKTON
The Edmonton Oilers reassigned Oklahoma City Barons forward Cameron Abney to Stockton (Calif.) of the Double-A-level East Coast Hockey League. Abney had spent the last week with the short-handed Barons until the Oilers sent three players — Colten Teubert, Teemu Hartikainen and Chris VandeVelde — back to the American Hockey League team in Oklahoma City.
The Barons also announced that the team has chosen to play the first-two games of a best-of-5, first-round playoff series on the road. The final three games would be played at the Cox Center. The higher-seeded team has the option whether to begin the postseason at home or on the road, and the Barons had the choice since they are Western Division champions.
Oklahoma City will find out who it plays in the first round later this week as the AHL closes its regular season. The Barons play their final regular-season home game at 7:05 p.m. Friday against Houston.