Oklahoma State Women's Tennis Advances to Big 12 Final with 4-0 Win Over Texas Tech

Oklahoma State women's tennis team continues undefeated season, advances to Big 12 Championship final against Texas after dominant semifinal win.

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Oklahoma State Women's Tennis Advances to Big 12 Final with 4-0 Win Over Texas Tech

Oklahoma State Women's Tennis Advances to Big 12 Final with 4-0 Win Over Texas Tech

The top-ranked Oklahoma State women's tennis team continued their undefeated season, improving to 26-0 with a 4-0 victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 Championship semifinals in Stillwater on Friday. The Cowgirls progressed to the conference title match where they will face No. 7 Texas on Saturday.

In doubles play, the Oklahoma State duo of Raquel Gonzalez and Ayumi Miyamoto secured a 6-3 win. The fifth-ranked pair of Anastasiya Komar and Ange Oby Kajuru clinched the doubles point for the Cowgirls with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-5) tiebreaker victory. Komar and Kajuru showed resilience, coming back from a 5-1 deficit to earn the crucial point.

The Cowgirls dominated in singles competition, with Komar, Miyamoto, and Safiya Carrington recording wins to complete the 4-0 sweep. Carrington overcame a tight back and nerves to rally from a 1-5 deficit in the third set, clinching the match for Oklahoma State. The remaining singles matches were left unfinished.

Why this matters: Oklahoma State's women's tennis team is chasing history, aiming to capture their third Big 12 tournament title and first since 2016. The Cowgirls' perfect record and dominant performance in the semifinals set the stage for a highly anticipated final against Texas, a team they have had close matches with in the past.

Head coach Chris Young praised his team's resilience and determination, particularly the comeback efforts of Komar, Kajuru, and Carrington. "I'm really proud of the fight and grit our team showed today," Young said. "To come back from deficits and clinch the match under pressure says a lot about the character of this group. We're excited for the opportunity to compete for a championship tomorrow."

Key Takeaways

  • Oklahoma State women's tennis team is undefeated at 26-0 this season.
  • Cowgirls defeated Texas Tech 4-0 in Big 12 Championship semifinals.
  • Komar/Kajuru won a tight doubles tiebreaker to clinch the doubles point.
  • Cowgirls dominated singles, with Komar, Miyamoto, and Carrington winning.
  • Oklahoma State advances to Big 12 title match against No. 7 Texas.