Oklahoma State's women’s tennis team (12-5 overall; 5-1 Big 12) will embark on the road to compete in the Phillips 66 Bedlam Series against Oklahoma (15-8 overall; 5-1 Big 12) this Friday at 5 p.m. (CST).
Following the Action
This weekend's action against Oklahoma can be viewed at this link: Live Scoring & Video - Oklahoma Women's Tennis (soonersports.com), with live stats accessible at soonersports.statbroadcast.com.
In the Rankings
Oklahoma State checked in at No. 19 in this week's 2022-23 ITA Tennis Division 1 national women's tennis rankings. The Cowgirls have three student-athletes ranked in the ITA rankings, with senior Alana Wolfberg landing at No. 102 in singles. The Cowgirl doubles duo of Ayumi Miyamoto and Raquel Gonzalez checked in at No. 33.
Oklahoma State leads Oklahoma 40-22 all-time with the last matchup coming in 2022 where the Sooners defeated the Cowgirls, 4-3, at the Greenwood Tennis Center. The last OSU win came in 2019 where the Cowgirls swept the Sooners, 7-0, in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State From a Distance
The 19th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirl tennis team has completed a 5-1 start to Big 12 play after three weekends. OSU is led by Sofia Rojas and Ayumi Miyamoto who are each undefeated in singles throughout conference play. Rojas is the lone all singles leader in the Big 12 with a 6-0 record and Miyamoto is on a ten-match winning streak in singles. Prior to this past weekend, the Cowgirls started off the spring dual season with a 6-1 victory over Tulsa. OSU then hosted the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Stillwater where the Cowgirls were able to show off their depth. OSU went 1-1, finishing the weekend with a 4-0 shutout against Oregon. OSU then dropped a hard-fought match against 16th-ranked Michigan, 2-4, in the championship round. Following the Kickoff Weekend, OSU lost a pair of matches on the road against No. 11 Ohio State and No. 12 Michigan before sweeping Louisiana Tech, Oral Roberts, Wichita State and No. 41 South Carolina, 4-0. The Cowgirls hit the road again and finished the weekend with a 5-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara and a loss to 9th-ranked Pepperdine. In its conference-opening road trip, the Cowgirls beat the No. 40 Baylor Bears, 4-3. OSU moved to 9-4 on the season and added a top-15 win to its resume, taking down the 12th-ranked Texas Longhorns, 4-3, to finish off the weekend. The Cowgirls then returned home and defeated No. 61 TCU and No. 33 Texas Tech. OSU dropped a hard-fought match to tenth-ranked Iowa State but bounced back and completed its sixth sweep on the year against West Virginia, 7-0, on senior day.
Streaks and Trends
• Oklahoma State is 40-22 against Oklahoma with the Cowgirls' last win coming in 2019.
• OSU has won eight of the last eleven matchups against OU.
• OSU has won the doubles point in twelve out of their first seventeen matches.
• OSU is ranked in the top-25 for the fourth consecutive ITA poll.
• In singles, Sofia Rojas and Ayumi Miyamoto are each undefeated in conference play at 6-0 and 5-0, respectively.
• Ayumi Miyamoto is on a ten-match winning streak in singles
An Oklahoma State Win Would...
•Improve OSU's all-time record to 41-22 against Oklahoma.
•Improve the Cowgirls' overall record in 2022-23 to 15-5.
•Make OSU 6-1 in its first conference matches of the season.
•Move the Cowgirls into the top spot of the Big 12 standings.
•Give coach Chris Young his 237th overall victory.
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