(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / April 12, 2018) –The 11th-ranked Oklahoma State women's tennis team wraps up its home regular season schedule this weekend as it hosts TCU and No. 13 Texas Tech at the Greenwood Tennis Center. The Cowgirls will face the Horned Frogs Friday at 5:30 and the Red Raiders Sunday at 1 p.m.
The OSU Alumni Association will host a tailgate prior to the TCU match with free hot dogs for the first 100 students and Alumni Association members.
Sunday will be Senior Day, with Cowgirl seniors Vladica Babic and Megan McCray set to be honored following the match.
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Notable Streaks and Trends
- The Cowgirls have spent 71 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 46 of their last 47 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 Series: TCU
- Friday's matchup with the Horned Frogs will be the 21st meeting in the series between the two teams.
- OSU has taken 11 of the previous 20 contests.
- The Cowgirls took the last meeting, defeating the Horned Frogs, 4-2, last season.
- OSU is 4-2 against TCU in Stillwater.
- The Cowgirls will be looking for their seventh-straight win over the Horned Frogs.
- Chris Young is 6-1 against TCU since coming to OSU.
The Series: Texas Tech
- The Cowgirls and Red Raiders will be meeting for the 29th time in the series between the two teams this Sunday.
- OSU has taken 16 of the previous 28 matches.
- The Cowgirls and Red Raiders have met in the last three Big 12 Championship matches.
- Texas Tech took the last meeting between the two teams, winning in the Big 12 Championship match, 4-2.
- OSU is 9-3 against Texas Tech in Stillwater.
- Chris Young is 4-8 against Texas Tech since coming to OSU.
Last Time Out
The 10th-ranked Oklahoma State women's tennis team earned it's third-straight win on Friday afternoon, knocking off No. 29 Tulsa, 4-2, at the Greenwood Tennis Center. It marks the Cowgirls' fifth consecutive win over the Golden Hurricane.
The Cowgirls (13-2, 4-1 Big 12) started in an early hole to open the match, as the Golden Hurricane took the doubles point with wins on courts two and three. OSU bounced back in singles, winning five first sets and only giving up one match before rattling off four straight-set wins to secure the victory over the Golden Hurricane.
No. 10 Oklahoma State 4, No. 29 Tulsa 2
April 6, 2018 | Greenwood Tennis Center | Stillwater, Okla.
Doubles | Order of finish: 3,1,2
1. #9 Vladica Babic/Sofia Blanco (OKST) def. #86 Ksenia Laskutova/Martha Matoula (TLSW) 6-1
2. Vera Ploner/Shura Poppe (TLSW) def. Katarina Stresnakova/Marina Guinart (OKST) 6-3
3. Tamara Kupkova/R. Van Rensburg (TLSW) def. Sami Court/Megan McCray (OKST) 6-2
Singles | Order of finish: 6,1,4,2,3
1. #23 Vladica Babic (OKST) def. #73 Ksenia Laskutova (TLSW) 6-2, 6-1
2. #36 Megan McCray (OKST) def. #101 Martina Okalova (TLSW) 6-3, 6-4
3. #107 Katarina Stresnakova (OKST) def. Tamara Kupkova (TLSW) 7-5, 6-1
4. #93 Marina Guinart (OKST) def. Martha Matoula (TLSW) 6-2, 6-3
5. Sofia Blanco (OKST) vs. Vera Ploner (TLSW) 6-4, 2-4, unfinished
6. Alexandrina Chinikova (TLSW) def. Sami Court (OKST) 6-0, 6-0
Senior Megan McCray has been outstanding for the Cowgirls in the second singles spot this season, winning 12 of her 13 matches. McCray has gone 5-0 against ranked opponents so far this season and 2-0 against players in the top 50. The Oceanside, Calif., native has clinched four wins for the Pokes so far this year, including key victories over Florida and Miami.
Babic's Record Watch
Senior Vladica Babic has rewritten much of the program record book during her four years in Stillwater. She has maintained that trend during her final year. A look at where she stands in a number of record categories:
- Her 105 career doubles wins are the most by a Cowgirl in the Big 12 era and fourth-most in school history.
- Her 91 career singles wins are the third-most by a Cowgirl in the Big 12 era
- She is only the seventh player in program history to record 100 doubles wins and 90 singles wins.
- She sits in the top five in the Big 12 era for career singles (.720, No. 4) and doubles (.759, No. 3) win percentage.
- Owns the third-most singles (55) and fourth-most doubles (69) career dual wins in the Big 12 era.
Cowgirl juniors Katarina Stresnakova, Marina Guinart and Sofia Blanco have held down the three, four and five spots this season, and have been outstanding, racking up a combined 29-4 dual mark.
Stresnakova has opened the 2018 dual season off hot, winning 12 of her first 13 matches--with 11 wins coming in straight sets. Additionally, she has won 27 of her last 30 dual matches dating back to January of last season.
Guinart is 11-0 in dual play and has won 12-straight dating back to the fall. The Spanish native has been clutch, going 3-0 this spring in matches decided by a third set or tiebreaker.
Blanco has gone 6-3 in dual action and is on a three-match win streak while also winning four of her last five.
Home Court Advantage
Since it opened for the 2013-14 season, the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center has proven to be a tough place to play for Cowgirl opponents.
After going undefeated the last two seasons with an 18-0 mark in 2016 and a 12-0 record last season, to go along with an 12-1 mark at home so far in 2018, OSU has racked up a 61-3 overall record in the facility over the last five seasons. A look at the numbers:
Season OSU Record at GTC