Feb. 15, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. -
Oklahoma State’s women’s tennis team notched its fifth victory of the season on Friday, upsetting No. 26 Ole Miss 6-1 in Oxford, Miss.
No. 36 Oklahoma State (5-1) went up 1-0 early on the Rebels, with Meghan Blevins and Karyn Guttormsen winning their match on two, 8-5, and Maria Alvarez and Lorena Gheorghe recording the 8-5 victory on three.
Mississippi tied the match back up at one a piece in singles play, however, as Marija Milutinovic defeated Cowgirl junior Kanyapat Narattana 6-1, 6-4 in the fifth spot.
From that point on, the Cowgirls dominated, winning all five remaining singles matches. Senior C.C. Sardinha was the first Cowgirl to notch a singles point, defeating Erin Stephens of Ole Miss in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Blevins bounced back from winning only one game in her second set to easily defeat Mississippi’s Mai El Kamash in the third set and take the victory 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
Karyn Guttormsen clinched the match for the Cowgirls when she defeated Vief Vlaar 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 in the sixth spot.
Perhaps the two most impressive singles victories for the Cowgirls came with the match already in hand. Alvarez rallied from being down 4-1 in her third set to take the set and the match from Mississippi’s Julia Jones, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Cowgirl senior Malika Rose provided the highlight of the day, battling with 27th-ranked Caroline Rohde-Moe of Mississippi for three sets in an epic match. Rose finally took the victory and the upset, defeating Rohde-Moe 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to end the match.
The Cowgirls will be back in action on Saturday when they face off with Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., at 2 p.m.
Oklahoma State 6, Ole Miss 1
Feb. 15, 2013 | Palmer/Saloum Tennis Center | Oxford, Miss.
Doubles | Order of finish: 1,3,2
No. 1 - No. 39 Caroline Rohde-Moe/Marija Milutinovic (Ole Miss) def. Malika Rose/Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) 8-1
No. 2 - Meghan Blevins/Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) def. Erin Stephens/Santa Shumilina (Ole Miss) 8-5
No. 3 - Maria Alvarez/Lorena Garcia (OSU) def. Julia Jones/Mai El Kamash (Ole Miss) 8-5
Singles | Order of finish: 5,3,2,6,4,1
No. 1 – No. 75 Malika Rose (OSU) def. No. 27 Caroline Rohde-Moe (Ole Miss) 2-6, 6-4, 6-5
No. 2 – No. 125 Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Mai El Kamash (Ole Miss) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
No. 3 – C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Erin Stephens (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 – Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Julia Jones (Ole Miss) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 - Marija Milutinovic (Ole Miss) def. Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 6 – Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) def. Vief Vlaar (Ole Miss) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1