March 8, 2013
Oklahoma State’s women’s tennis team earned its seventh victory of the season on Friday with a dominant 5-2 victory over the 36th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats in Stillwater.
Meghan Blevins and Karyn Guttormsen picked up the first doubles victory for the Cowgirls when they shut out Ivana Kubickova and Amina St. Hall of Kansas State, 8-0, on the second court. Maria Alvarez and C.C. Sardinha clinched the doubles point for Oklahoma State when they defeated Ana Gomez Aleman and Carmen Borau Ramos, 8-5.
The Cowgirls would begin singles play by adding two more points to their score, and taking a 3-0 lead early. Maria Alvarez made quick work of Kansas State’s Ana Gomez Aleman, winning on court four, 6-3, 6-3. Karyn Guttormsen defeated Carmen Borau Ramos in straight sets on six, 6-4, 6-2.
The Wildcats would get themselves on the board, however, when 17th-ranked Petra Niedermayerova defeated No. 58 Malika Rose on the first court 7-5, 6-2.
Cowgirl senior C.C. Sardinha controlled her first set against Ivana Kubickova, shutting the Wildcat out 6-0. In the second set, Kubickova took a quick 5-2 lead, but Sardinha would win five straight games to rally and take the match in straight sets, clinching the match for Oklahoma State in dramatic fashion.
“I came out really strong in my first set,” Sardinha said. “In the second set, (Kubickova) stepped up her game. I still kept my confidence, even being down 5-2. It was my confidence that kept me in the match.”
Meghan Blevins lost a hard-fought match on the second court, when she was defeated 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 by No. 94 Karla Bonacic to give the Wildcats their second point.
“The competition was really strong today,” C.C. Sardinha said. “Everybody played hard, even the girls who couldn’t get the win. We just went out there and found ways to win. We’re looking forward to playing Kansas on Sunday.”
The Cowgirls will hit the courts again this Sunday when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks at noon in Stillwater.
Doubles | Order of finish: 2,1,3
No. 1 – No. 31 Petra Niedermayerova/Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Malika Rose/Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) 8-3
No. 2 – Meghan Blevins/Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) def. Ivana Kubickova/Amina St. Hill (KSU) 8-0
No. 3 – Maria Alvarez/C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman/Carmen Borau Ramos 8-5
Singles | Order of finish: 4,6,1,3,5,2
No. 1 – No. 17 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. No. 58 Malika Rose (OSU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 – No. 94 Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Meghan Blevins (OSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 – C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Ivana Kubickova (KSU) 6-0, 7-5
No. 4 – Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 – Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Amina St. Hall (KSU) 6-1, 2-6, 10-5
No. 6 – Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) def. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) 6-4, 6-2