Cowgirls Defeat Texas 4-0 to Claim Big 12 Title


Box Score 


STILLWATER – Oklahoma State’s top-ranked women’s tennis team claimed the Big 12 tournament title defeating No. 7 Texas, 4-0, Saturday night at the Greenwood Tennis Center

With the win, OSU moved to 27-0 on the season, including a 3-0 mark against Texas, while the loss drops the Longhorns to 21-5 on the year.

The match opened with the doubles point going the way of the Cowgirls, as Raquel Gonzalez and Ayumi Miyamoto defeated Charlotte Chavaipon and Vivian Ovrootsky, 6-2. Kristina Novak and Safiya Carrington took down Taisiya Pachkaleva and Shachf Lieberman, 6-3.

No. 5 Anastasiya Komar and Ange Oby Kajuru left their match unfinished leading against No. 36 Malaika Rapolu and Tanya Sasnou, 4-3.

Singles play opened with OSU’s Novak dominating Lieberman 6-1, 6-2, to improve to 18-0 on the year in singles play. Court two followed suit soon after with No. 2 Kajuru defeating No. 122 Chavaipon, 7-5, 6-1.

With one point needed to claim the title, No. 55 Lucia Peyre closed out the Longhorns defeating No. 37 Sasnouskaya, 6-2, 6-2.

Three courts went unfinished due to the Cowgirl victory. No. 15 Komar led No. 22 Rapolu 6-3, 2-4, No. 62 Carrington was knotted up with No. 120 Pachkaleva, 2-6, 6-2, and No. 93 Miyamoto was tied with Ovrootsky, 6-3, 4-6.

Novak was named Big 12 Tournament MVP for her 3-0 performance on the weekend.

The Cowgirls will be back in action for the first round of the NCAA Tournament May 3-4 at the Greenwood Tennis Center.

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Singles competition 

  1. No. 15 Anastasiya Komar (OSU) vs. No. 22 Malaika Rapolu (UT) 6-3, 2-5, unfinished
  2. No. 2 Ange Oby Kajuru (OSU) def. No. 122 Charlotte Chavaipon (UT) 7-5, 6-1
  3. No. 55 Lucia Peyre (OSU) def. No. 37 Tanya Sasnouskaya (UT) 6-2, 6-2
  4. No. 62 Safiya Carrington (OSU) vs. No. 120 Taisiya Pachkaleva (UT) 2-6, 6-2, unsinished
  5. No. 93 Ayumi Miyamoto (OSU) vs. Vivian Ovrootsky (UT) 6-3, 4-6, unfinished
  6. Kristina Novak (OSU) def. Shachf Lieberman (UT) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition 

  1. No. 5 Anastasiya Komar and Ange Oby Kajuru (OSU) vs. No. 36 Malaika Rapolu and Tanya Sasnouskaya (UT) 4-3, unfinished
  2. Ayumi Miyamoto and Raquel Gonzalez (OSU) def. Charlotte Chavaipon and Vivian Ovrootsky (UT) 6-2
  3. Kristina Novak and Safiya Carrington (OSU) def. Taisiya Pachkaleva and Shachf Lieberman (UT) 6-3

Order of finish:

Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,3)