STILLWATER, Okla.—The No. 51 Oklahoma State women’s tennis team fell to the 24th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 5-2, Saturday afternoon.
To start the day, the Cowgirls (10-8, 4-4 Big 12) dropped the doubles point to the Aggies (15-4, 6-2 Big 12), winning one set at No. 3. The Cowgirl duo of C.C. Sardinha and Isabela Miro followed up a loss at No. 1 with an 8-5 win over Lauren Santacroce and Sheri Olivier. The point came down to the No. 2 position, where Cowgirls Meghan Blevins and Mary Jeremiah bounced back from a 3-6 score to tie it up at 6-6. The Aggies eventually snatched the point winning 8-6.
“I was proud of the way the girls competed today,” coach Chris Young said. “A&M is a good team, especially at their top three. I thought it really came down to the doubles point. We had good momentum in that but lost a tough point.”
The Cowgirls had tough competition with three Aggies ranked in the top 100 in singles. Despite dropping matches at Nos. 1,2,3 and 5, the Cowgirls picked up two points from straight-set singles wins at Nos. 4 and 6. Isabela Miro had a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sheri Olivier, giving OSU its first point of the match, and Kanyapat Narattana also recorded a straight-set win over Lauren Santacroce at No. 4, 6-4, 6-1.
The Cowgirls face No. 6 Texas Sunday at noon in Stillwater.
No. 24 Texas A&M 5, No. 51 Oklahoma State 2
April 10, 2012 | Stillwater, Okla. | DeBois Tennis Complex