Cowgirls Wrap up Conference Schedule with Win over Texas Tech


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– Oklahoma State’s women’s tennis team closed out the regular season at Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Red Raiders, 4-2.
With the win, the Cowgirls finished Big 12 play with an 8-1 record. It marks the sixth-consecutive season in which the Pokes have lost two or fewer conference matches.
Katarina Stresnkova and Marina Guinart defeated Lana Rush and Olivia Peet, 6-2, in doubles to start the day. No. 24 tandem Catherine Gulihur and Sofia Blanco came out on top against Felicity Maltby and Neil Miller, 6-3, to lock up the doubles point for OSU.
“I was proud of how the girls competed,” OSU head coach Chris Young said. “We got off to a good start in doubles. I thought they brought really good energy and did the right things fundamentally. I thought they Texas Tech had a lot of energy being that it was their last home match, so I thought it was important to match that energy level.” 
Singles play went back and forth between the two teams, with Tamara Arnold dropping her match to Lana Rush on court six, 2-6, 0-6. The Red Raiders crawled ahead in their only lead of the day when No. 40 Maltby won the point against No. 23 Stresnakova. 
Blanco evened the score for the Cowgirls, rallying past Peet, 6-3, 6-0. Lisa Marie Rioux put the Cowgirls back in front, dropping Nell Miller, 6-1, 6-4. 
To close out play on the road, No. 108 Bunyawi Thamchaiwat clinched the match for OSU, defeating Kennedy Bridgforth, 6-3, 6-3. 
“I think the girls have really bought into the changes they need to make to their games to make them better and I think that will make us a tough team in the postseason,” Young said. 
The Cowgirls enter postseason play next weekend, as they travel to Lawrence for the Big 12 Tournament. 
No. 11 OSU 4, No. 27 Texas Tech 2
April 14, 2019  | McLeod Tennis Center |  Lubbock, Texas
Doubles | Order of finish: 2,1
1. No. 24 Blanco/Gulihur (OSU) vs. Maltby/Miller (TTU) 6-3
2. Guinart/Stresnakova (OSU) def. Rush/Peet (TTU) 6-2
3. Rioux/Arnold (OSU) vs. Bridgforth/Collins (TTU) 5-3, unf. 
Singles | Order of finish: 6,1,5,2,3
1. No. 40 Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. No. 23 Katarina Stresnakova (TTU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Lisa Marie Rioux (OSU) def. Nell Miller (TTU) 6-1, 6-4
3  No. 108 Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (OSU) def. Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Marina Guinart  (OSU) vs. Anto Stoica  (TTU) 2-6, 6-1, 4-0, unf.
5. Sofia Blanco (OSU) def. Olivia Peet (TTU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Lana Rush (TTU) def. Tamara Arnold (OSU) 6-2, 6-0


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