Feb. 16, 2013
STARKVILLE, Miss. -
Oklahoma State’s women’s tennis team picked up its fifth straight win on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville, Miss., 6-0.
Oklahoma State (6-1) controlled the match from the beginning with Malika Rose and Meghan Blevins winning their matches at one and two, respectively. Blevins gave the Cowgirls the 1-0 lead with her 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over Mississippi State’s Georgiana Patrasc. Rose defeated Alexandra Perper in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, building the early Cowgirl lead to two.
Senior C.C. Sardinha continued her impressive play of late, outmatching Naomi Tran in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
Maria Alvarez won four straight games in her first set with Mississippi State’s Petra Ferancova after falling behind by two games to win the set 7-5. Alvarez would take the second set as well, defeating Ferancova 7-5, 6-2, and clinching the match for the Cowgirls.
With the match decided in favor of the Cowgirls, the two remaining matches consisted of one set of eight games. Cowgirl junior Kanyapat Narattana notched another victory for Oklahoma State in the fifth spot when she defeated Mississippi State’s Lien Van Geel 8-3. Lorena Gheorghe shut out Sarai Flores of Mississippi State at six to finish the match for the Cowgirls. With the match clinched, the teams did not compete in doubles.
“It was another good performance by our team completing a good weekend,” Cowgirl tennis coach Chris Young said. “Today was a mental challenge playing on just two courts indoors, but our girls responded well. I am proud of how our girls compete and the results are coming because of that.”
The Cowgirls return to Stillwater this Saturday for a matchup with the University of Texas at Arlington at the DeBois Tennis Complex. The match is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Oklahoma State 6, Mississippi State 0
Feb. 16, 2013| A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre | Starkville, Miss.
Singles| Order of finish: 2,1,3,4,5,6
No. 1 – No. 75 Malika Rose (OSU) def. Alexandra Perper (MSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
No. 2 – No. 125 Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) 7-6(4), 6-4
No. 3 – C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Naomi Tran (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 – Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Petra Ferancova (MSU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 – Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Lien Van Geel (MSU) 8-3
No. 6 – Lorena Gheorghe (OSU) def. Sarai Flores (MSU) 8-0