Oklahoma State’s women’s tennis team suffered a tough loss in the Big 12 Championship match on Sunday afternoon, falling, 4-0, to the third-seeded and 25th-ranked Texas Longhorns in Norman, Okla.
“Texas played a great match,” Cowgirl tennis coach Chris Young said. “Texas was the better team. I wish we had our legs under us a little bit more. The girls just gave everything they had yesterday.”
The Cowgirls (15-8) fell behind early, giving up the doubles point with losses on doubles courts two and three. After trailing on all three courts early in doubles play, each Oklahoma State doubles team would fight their way back to even the score, but the Cowgirls were eventually outmatched, giving the Longhorns the early lead.
In singles play, Texas rattled off three straight wins on one, two and six to seal the victory over Oklahoma State. The Longhorns opened up singles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cowgirl sophomore Karyn Guttormsen on six. Shortly after, Oklahoma State’s Meghan Blevins was defeated, 6-2, 6-0 in the second spot by Breaunna Addison to put the Cowgirls’ backs against the wall.
Texas clinched the match when Ariel Ellis knocked off Cowgirl senior Malika Rose on court one, 6-4, 6-2.
“Our girls competed hard today,” Young said. “I think we gave a good effort. We just didn’t have enough left after two really difficult days. Texas just played great. They’re a tough team, so I give credit to them.”
The Cowgirls now wait to find out their seeding for the NCAA tournament, which will be announced later this week. More information on the tournament seeding and first round location will be released as soon as it is made available.