No. 18 Women’s Tennis Holds Down South Carolina

18 Oklahoma

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south carolina

Minnesota

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NORMANS — The number 18 women’s tennis team from Oklahoma took another 5-2 win over South Carolina on Friday at the Headington Family Tennis Center.

“I think we just have to keep having fun, that’s the most important thing,” the head coach said Audra Cohen. “We enjoy competition and it is the greatest privilege to come out with pressure and have such an environment.”

At the start of the match, Ivana and Carmen Corley took the top line, 6-1, against number 37 doubles Megan Davies and Allie Gretkowski. Anchisa Chanta and Emma Staker fell to Sarah Hamner and Kendall Couch on the third lane, 3-6. To get the double point, Layne Sleeth and Alexandra Pisareva defeated Ayana Akli and Ana Cruz, 6-3, in the #2 spot to give the Sooners a 1-0 lead.

in singles, Ivana Corley OU started with a win, 6-1, 6-0, against Allie Gretkowski on lane three. Chanta followed right behind by taking No. 118 Megan Davies, 6-2, 6-0, in the No. 4 spot.

The Sooners were leading 3-0 then Carmen Corley fell to second in the country Sarah Hamner, 2-6, 2-6, on the top line. The Gamecocks continued with Elise Mills’ win Marcelina Podlinska, 3-6, 2-6, in the number 6 spot.

Oklahoma won the game with Sleeth beating No. 28 Ayana Akli, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, after a hard-fought battle on lane two. Pisareva played against Ana Cruz and took a win for the Sooners, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, in the number 5 spot.

“We are thankful for every game,” said Cohen. “We just want to get better, have fun and do our best for every point.”

NEXT ONE

The Sooners are back tomorrow, Jan. 22, to host Tarleton State at 3 p.m. at the Headington Family Tennis Center.

RESULTS

#18 Oklahoma Women’s Tennis 5, South Carolina 2

singles
1. #2 Sarah Hamner (SC) beats. #105 Carmen Corley (OR) 6-2, 6-2
2. #16 Layne Sleeth (OU) def. #28 Ayana Akli (SC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. #83 Ivana Corley (OU) def. Allie Gretkowski (SC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Anchisa Chanta (OU) def. #118 Megan Davies (SC) 6-2, 6-0
5. Alexandra Pisareva (OU) def. Ana Cruz (SC) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
6. Elise Mills (SC) def. Marcelina Podlinska (OR) 6-3, 6-2

doubles
1. Ivana Corley/Carmen Corley (OU) def. #37 Megan Davies/Allie Gretkowski (SC) 6-1
2. Layne Sleeth/Alexandra Pisareva (OE) vs. Ayana Akli/Ana Cruz (SC) 6-3
3. Sarah Hamner/Kendall Couch (SC) beats. Emma Staker/Anchisa Chanta (OR) 6-3

Order of finishing: Double (1,3,2); Singles (3,4,1,6,2,5)

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