STILLWATER – The 12th-ranked Oklahoma State women's tennis team continues its season-opening homestand this weekend when it hosts No. 17 Miami and Pacific at the Greenwood Tennis Center. The Cowgirls (6-1) will open the weekend on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. against the Hurricane before returning on Sunday at noon to face the Tigers.
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Notable Streaks and Trends
►The Cowgirls have spent 64 consecutive weeks in the ITA top 25. The last time OSU was outside the top 25 was March 18, 2014.
►The Cowgirls have won 20 or more matches in each of the last three seasons.
►Since 2012, OSU has made six-straight NCAA Tournament appearances. That streak is the second-longest in program history behind a 10-year streak that saw the Cowgirls earn NCAA Tournament berths from 1982-91.
►OSU has won 40 of their last 41 matches at the Greenwood Tennis Center, dating back to March of 2015.
►OSU has had an ITA Central Region Champion in five-straight seasons. This fall, Vladica Babic swept the event, winning in singles and in doubles with teammate Sofia Blanco.
►The Cowgirls were impressive during the fall, racking up a 39-16 (.709 win pct.) overall mark in singles and a 17-9 (.654) record in doubles.
The Series: Miami
►Saturday's matchup with the Hurricanes will be the 14th all-time meeting between the two programs.
►Saturday will be the first match between the two teams held in Stillwater.
►Miami has won nine of the previous 13 meetings in the series.
►The Hurricanes took the last meeting, 4-3, at the National Indoor Championships in 2016.
►The series dates back to 1984, but the two teams have only met once in the Chris Young era.
The Series: Pacific
►The Cowgirls will be facing Pacific for the third time in program history on Sunday.
►OSU has won the previous two meetings with the Tigers, including the last meeting in 2009 when the Pokes came up with a 4-2 win.
►The first meeting between the two programs was back in 1983.
►Sunday will be the first match in the series played in Stillwater, as well as the Cowgirls' first meeting with the Tigers
Last Time Out
The 18th-ranked Oklahoma State women's tennis team knocked off No. 3 Florida on Wednesday, coming up on the high side of an epic, 4-3 match at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center. The win was the Cowgirls' first over the Gators in program history.
In a match that was decided by four third sets, the Cowgirls (6-1) were able to pick up three of those decisive frames on the way to the win in front of a standing-room-only home crowd. With their team facing a 3-1 deficit, Marina Guinart and Sofia Blanco followed up a straight-set triumph by Katarina Stresnakova to tie the match, thereby setting up senior Megan McCray for the decisive victory.
No. 18 Oklahoma State 4, No. 3 Florida 3
Feb. 7, 2018 | Greenwood Tennis Center | Stillwater, Okla.
Doubles | Order of finish: 3,1,2
No. 1: Danilina/Emma (UF) def. Babic/McCray (OSU) 6-4
No. 2: Kessler/Kuhlman (UF) def. Stresnakova/Guinart (OSU) 6-3
No. 3: Blanco/Hornung (OSU) def. Kubicz/Porter (UF) 6-3
Singles | Order of finish: 6,3,1,5,4,2
No. 1: No. 7 Anna Danilina (UF) def. No. 37 Vladica Babic (OKST) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2: Megan McCray (OKST) def. No. 50 Josie Kuhlman (UF) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
No. 3: No. 121 Katarina Stresnakova (OKST) def. No. 96 Victoria Emma (UF) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4: No. 91 Marina Guinart (OKST) def. McCartney Kessler (UF) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5: No. 122 Sofia Blanco (OKST) def. Peggy Porter (UF) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
No. 6: Katie Kubicz (UF) def. Shir Hornung (OKST) 6-0, 6-4
Hurricanes from a Distance
Miami heads into Stillwater ranked No. 17 in the country with a 2-1 record on the season. Their lone loss came against No. 13 Auburn, 2-4, on Jan. 28.
Miami’s top-ranked player is Estela Perez-Somarriba and she is ranked No. 16 in the country followed by No. 59 Sinead Lohan. Doubles pair Madcur and Somarriba are going into the match ranked 33rd in the country.
Paige Yaroshuk-Tews is in her 21st season coaching at Miami.
Eyeing the Tigers
The Pacific Tigers head into Stillwater with a 2-1 record on the season with their lone loss coming against UC Davis, 2-5, on Feb. 10.
The Tigers started the season 2-0 after their wins against the Seattle Redhawks and the Academy of Art, marking their best start to the season since the 2014-15 campaign