Feb. 22, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -
The 29th-ranked Oklahoma State women’s tennis team notched a 4-0 victory over No. 75 Tulane at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday.
The Cowgirl duo of Kanyapat Narattana and Viktoriya Lushkova picked up its second win of the weekend on No. 1 doubles, defeating Klara Vyskocilova and Jacqui Katz of Tulane, 6-1. Maria Alvarez and Carla Tur Mari clinched the doubles point for Oklahoma State on two, downing Tulane’s Ipek Birol and Meredith Maltby, 6-2.
The Cowgirls (4-4) closed out the Green Wave with three straight-set wins on two, five and six.
Sophomore Maria Alvarez was the first Cowgirl to get on the board in singles play. Alvarez posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Emily Dvorak on six, extending the Oklahoma State lead to two.
Soon after Alvarez clinched her victory, Karyn Guttormsen put the Green Wave’s back against the wall with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph on five.
It was Megan McCray that sealed the win for the Cowgirls. After McCray took the first set from Tulane’s Ipek Birol on two, the freshman didn’t give up a game in the second and knocked off Birol, 6-4, 6-0.
“I am proud of the girls for bouncing back strong today after a tough match yesterday,” Cowgirl tennis coach Chris Young said. “We want to finish strong tomorrow and look forward to another challenge.”
The Cowgirls will finish off the weekend at the Blue Gray Tennis Classic on Sunday when they take on the winner of today’s match between No. 36 Yale and No. 42 Illinois.
No. 29 Oklahoma State 4, No. 75 Tulane 0
Feb. 22, 2014 | Birmingham, Ala.
Doubles | Order of finish: 1,2*,unf.
No. 1 – Lushkova/Narattana (OSU) def. Vyskocilova/Katz (TUL) 6-1
No. 2 – Tur Mari/Alvarez (OSU) def. Birol/Maltby (TUL) 6-2
No. 3 – Adamovic/Guttormsen (OSU) vs. Dvorak/Hyman (TUL) 5-4, unf.
Singles | Order of finish: 6,5,2*,unf.
No. 1 – Viktorya Lushkova (OSU) vs. Klara Vyskocilova (TUL) 7-6(5), 1-0, unf.
No. 2 – Megan McCray (OSU) def. Ipek Birol (TUL) 6-4, 6-0
No. 3 – Katarina Adamovic (OSU) vs. Jacqui Katz (TUL) 6-1, 3-2, unf.
No. 4 – Carla Tur Mari (OSU) vs. Meredith Maltby (TUL) 7-6(4), unf.
No. 5 – Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) def. Margaux Hyman (TUL) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 – Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Emily Dvorak (TUL) 6-0, 6-2