Oklahoma State’s women’s tennis team (4-1 overall; 0-0 Big 12) will continue non-conference play with a two-match homestand against USC (6-2 overall; 0-0 Pac 12) and Tulsa (6-1 overall ; 1-0 AAC). The Cowgirls and Trojans will square off at 12 pm (CST) on February 19. The following day, OSU will host the Golden Hurricane at 12 pm (CST) in Stillwater.
Following the Action
Saturday’s match against USC can be viewed at this link: Cowgirl Tennis vs. USC Cams – Oklahoma State University Athletics (okstate.com). Fans can also follow along with live stats at okstate.statbroadcast. com. Sunday’s match against Tulsa can be viewed at this link: Cowgirl Tennis vs. Tulsa Cams – Oklahoma State University Athletics (okstate.com), with live stats accessible at okstate.statbroadcast.com.
In the Rankings
Oklahoma State checked in at 22 in the 2021-22 ITA Tennis Division 1 national women’s tennis rankings. Mhai Sawangkaew came in at No. 30 in the individual rankings.
Oklahoma State holds a 2-5 all-time record against the Trojans. Against Tulsa, the Cowgirls are 20-15 all time and have won seven out of the last eight meetings dating back to the 2015 season.
Oklahoma State from a Distance
Oklahoma State’s 22nd-ranked Cowgirl tennis team ran its winning streak to three in a row after shutting out Arizona State, 4-0. The Cowgirls moved to 4-1 on the season with the victory. Additionally, OSU completed its third-straight sweep and has outscored its opponents by a combined 15-0 count during the winning streak. The Cowgirls showed off their depth at ITA Kickoff weekend competing without two-time all-American Lisa Marie Rioux† OSU went 1-1, finishing the weekend with a 4-0 shutout of 21st-ranked LSU. OSU dropped a hard-fought match against No. 11 Ohio State, 4-1, on day one of play. OSU picked up a 5-2 win over preseason top-25 opponent Princeton to begin the spring dual season. This season, OSU returns Alana Wolfberg† Dariya Detkovskaya† Ayumi Miyamoto and Lora Boggs from last year’s team. OSU signed Sofia Rojas† Oona OrpanaMhai Mananchaya and Martina Zerulo† The veterans and Cowgirl newcomers have played a large role in the team’s early success. OSU set the stage this fall for high expectations come the spring season between the three returners and five signees. Freshman Mhai Sawangkaew has answered the call for OSU. Playing court two for the Cowgirls in singles, Sawangkaew holds an undefeated record and has only lost one game in her last two matches. In addition, two-time All-American Lisa Marie Rioux leads OSU on court one in singles with a 2-1 clip on the season. OSU has won the doubles point in four out of its first five matches, led by two undefeated duos in Martina Zerulo and Mhai Sawangkaew on court one and Lisa Marie Rioux and Ayumi Miyamoto on court two. OSU has nine ITA preseason top 25 opponents on this years schedule.
Streaks and Trends
• OSU is 20-15 against Tulsa and has won seven out of the last eight meetings dating back to the 2015 season.
•The Cowgirls have won the doubles point in four out of their first five matches.
•OSU enters its fourth consecutive week ranked in the top 25.
•The Cowgirls are unbeaten at home in 2021-22.
•Mhai Sawangkaew has won 12 consecutive games in singles.
An Oklahoma State Win Would…
•Improve OSU’s all-time record to 3-5 against USC.
•Improve OSU’s all-time record to 21-15 against Tulsa.
•Give OSU wins in eight of the last nine meetings with Tulsa.
•Give OSU a five-match winning streak during the 2022 season.
•Give the Cowgirls their 97th and 98th wins at the Greenwood Tennis Center and make OSU 5-0 at home in 2021-22.
•Give Chris Young his 112th and 113th home victories.