The No. 8 University of Oklahoma men’s tennis team returns home Friday, Feb. 8, when it hosts No. 17 Tulsa at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion at 5:30 p.m.

“It’s an in-state rivalry for us,” OU head coach John Roddick said. “Their tennis program has always been very, very strong. So for us, that’s one of the biggest matches we play just from a close-to-home, rivalry standpoint. We’ve always had good, close matches and I don’t expect anything different on Friday.”

The Sooners (4-1) enter the match against the Golden Hurricane (3-3) after their first loss of the season to No. 7 Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Sunday.