Jan. 21, 2013
WICHITA, Kan. -
The No. 40 Oklahoma State women's tennis team notched their first victory of the season with a 7-0 win over Wichita State on Monday in Wichita, Kan.
Oklahoma State (1-0) fell behind early in doubles as Montse Blasco Fernandez and Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul of Wichita State defeated Oklahoma State's Maria Alvarez and Lorena Gheorghe; however, Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana grabbed the 8-6 victory on court one. Meghan Blevins and Karyn Guttormsen clinched the doubles point for the Cowgirls with an 8-4 win over Wichita State's Carla Venticinque and Rebecca Pedrazzi.
In singles, Rose fell behind by three games in her first set, but stormed back to take the set and the match 6-3, 6-2.
Shortly after, Blevins and Alvarez won their matches 6-3, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-1, respectively, to make the team score 4-0 and clinch the victory for the Cowgirls.
After being held scoreless in her first set, Sardinha came back to defeat Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul 0-6, 6-4, (10-8). Narattana and Gheorghe added two more points to the Cowgirls' score with 4-6, 6-1, (10-5) and 6-3, 6-2 wins, respectively.
"This was a great way to start the season against a ranked opponent on the road," said Cowgirl Tennis coach Chris Young. "Our girls have been working hard, and today they played with confidence because of that. This match definitely helps us prepare for a tough weekend coming up."
The Cowgirls will be back in action on Jan. 27 and 28 when they travel to Athens, Ga., for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kickoff Weekend
Doubles | Order of finish: 3,1,2
Rose/Narattana (OSU) def. Blaskova/Kovalova (WSU) 8-6
Blevins/Guttormsen (OSU) def. Venticinque/Pedrazzi (WSU) 8-5
Blasco Fernandez/Mahajaroenkul (WSU) def. Alvarez/Gheorghe (OSU) 8-4
Singles | Order of finish: 1,2,4,3,5,6
Malika Rose (OSU) def. Lucia Kovalova (WSU) 6-3, 6-2
Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) 6-3, 6-2
C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (WSU) 0-6, 6-4, (10-8)
Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Veronika Blaskova (WSU) 6-4, 6-1
Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Carla Venticinque (WSU) 4-6, 6-1, (10-5)
Lorena Gheorghe (OSU) def. Montse Blasco Fernandez (WSU) 6-3, 6-2