STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2019) – In its only match of the week, the Wyoming tennis team (2-2 overall) dropped a 7-0 contest against the ninth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls (2-1 overall) on Sunday afternoon.
OSU swept all three matches in doubles action. Bunyawi Thamchaiwat and Tamara Arnold defeated junior Ana Royo and freshman Maria Oreshkina, 6-1, while the Cowgirls clinched the point with a 6-2 win by 28th ranked Sofia Blanco and Catherine Gulihur over seniors Elisa Koonik and Tessa van Der Ploeg. Freshman Ida Krause and Mihaela Kaftanova fell to Lisa Marie Rioux and Marina Guinart, 6-3.
In singles play, Oklahoma State won matches at the fourth, fifth and sixth spots to clinch the match. Royo lost in straight sets to Gulihur, 6-1, 6-1, followed by a 6-2, 6-0 victory by 40th ranked Guinart over Fernandez. The Cowgirls clinched the match with Arnold beating Kaftanova, 6-1, 6-1. Oreshkina dropped a 6-3, 6-2 contest against the 21st ranked Katarina Stresnakova, followed by a straight set win, 6-4, 6-1 win by Thamchaiwat over Koonik. van Der Ploeg fell 6-2, 6-3, against Rioux.
The Cowgirls will return to the court on Friday against Midwestern State in Lubbock. The match is set for 4 p.m. MT.
Tennis Match Results
Wyoming Cowgirls vs Oklahoma State
#9 Oklahoma State 7, Wyoming Cowgirls 0
- Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (OSU) def. Elisa Koonik (WY) 6-4, 6-1
- Lisa Marie Rioux (OSU) def. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) 6-2, 6-3
- #21 Katarina Stresnakova (OSU) def. Maria Oreshkina (WY) 6-3, 6-2
- #40 Marina Guinart (OSU) def. Ana Fernandez (WY) 6-2, 6-0
- Catherine Gulihur (OSU) def. Ana Royo (WY) 6-1, 6-1
- Tamara Arnold (OSU) def. Mihaela Kaftanova (WY) 6-1, 6-1
- #28 Sofia Blanco/Catherine Gulihur (OSU) def. Elisa Koonik/Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) 6-2
- Lisa Marie Rioux/Marina Guinart (OSU) def. Ida Krause/Mihaela Kaftanova (WY) 6-3
- Bunyawi Thamchaiwat/Tamara Arnold (OSU) def. Maria Oreshkina/Ana Royo (WY) 6-1
Wyoming Cowgirls 2-2
Oklahoma State 2-1; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,4,6,3,1,2)
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