Oklahoma State's women’s tennis team (4-3 overall; 0-0 Big 12) is set for a doubleheader starting with a matchup with Wichita State (5-2 overall; 0-0 American Athletic) followed by South Carolina (4-3 overall; 0-0 SEC). The Cowgirls and the Shockers square off at 5 p.m. (CST) on February 24 in Stillwater. The next day, OSU will play host to South Carolina on Feburary 25 at 3 p.m. (CST).
Following the Action
This weekend's action against Wichita State and South Carolina can be viewed at this link: Live Scoring & Video - Oklahoma State Womens Tennis (okstate.com), with live stats accessible at okstate.statbroadcast.com.
In the Rankings
Oklahoma State checked in at No. 49 in this week's 2022-23 ITA Tennis Division 1 national women's tennis rankings. The Cowgirls have two student-athletes ranked in the individual rankings, with senior Alana Wolfberg earning the highest singles ranking of any Cowgirl as she landed at No. 107, while Sofia Rojas follows at No. 118.
Oklahoma State holds a 4-5 all-time record against South Carolina. The last matchup against the Gamecocks was in 2020 where South Carolina won, 4-2, in Columbia. Oklahoma State leads Wichita State 26-4 all-time with the last matchup coming in 2021 where the Cowgirls defeated the Shockers, 4-0, at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
Oklahoma State From a Distance
The Cowgirls started off the spring dual season with a 6-1 victory over Tulsa. OSU 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 Louisana Tech and Oral Roberts, 4-0. This season, the Cowgirls return Ayumi Miyamoto, Sofia Rojas, Alana Wolfberg and Martina Zerulo from last years team. OSU signed Raquel Gonzalez, Amber Hochstatter, Kristina Novak and Lucia Peyre. The veterans and Cowgirl newcomers have played a large role in the teams early success. OSU set the stage this fall for high expectations come the spring season between the four returners and four signees. OSU has six ITA preseason top 25 opponents on this years schedule.
Streaks and Trends
• OSU is 26-4 against Wichita State, with the Cowgirls' last win coming in 2021.
• OSU has won the last seven meetings against Wichita State.
• The Cowgirls are 4-5 with South Carolina, with the last OSU win coming in 1991.
• OSU has won the doubles point in five out of their first seven
• OSU is ranked for the fifth conescutive ITA poll.
Two Oklahoma State Wins Would...
•Improve OSU's all-time record to 27-4 against Wichita State.
•Improve OSU's all-time record to 5-5 against South Carolina.
•Make it eight consecutive wins against Wichita State.
•Improve the Cowgirls' record in 2022-23 to 6-3.
•Give the Cowgirls their 105th and 106th wins at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
•Give coach Chris Young his 229th and 230th overall victories.
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