NORMAN – The Oklahoma women's tennis team went down to Arizona State 4-2 on Saturday within the Cheannington Family Tension Center.
With the win, OU moves to 5-1 on the season, it is the best time to start under the coach Audra Cohen.
"We compete well on every court. Even the courts when we came straight forward, I feel we will put a lot of heart in the future, and that is what it takes," said Cohen.
"There is so much equality in our sport now and every team is good. [Arizona State] They did a good job of competition and stayed there and I feel that they would meet with our tennis at the end. That's why we got that trust. "
The Shorters made the double point for the sixth straight game.
On one court, Ivana Corley and Jasmine Asghar went to No. 7 Lauryn John-Baptiste and Ilze Hattingh 6-2.
Kianah Motosono and Oleksandra Korashvili won Sammi Hampton and Samantha Alicea on a court by staying still without a win (5-0) on the year. The duo took the Sundevils 4-2 before they were going back to just four games to win and achieve a 6-4 win.
No. 51 Camila Romero and Martina Capurro point to OU with a 7-5 win over Tereza Kolarova and Savannah Slaysman at court two. Romero and Capurro 4-2 did, but put them back to connect the game at 5, and the other two won the point to deny the point.
Asghar defeated Slaysman's fast work at court four, reducing the Sundevil 6-1, 6-1 to keep a perfect 4-0 record for this season.
"It was really fun. Last week I did not feel like I was so big, so this week I would like to come out, play my tennis and have fun," said Asghar.
Korashvili won his fourth win just when he met John-Baptiste at both locations, 6-3, 6-4.
Romero played the game for OU in three sets, going on to meet Kolarova 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1. The first time wins the first time before Kolarova returned to perform a break in the second place. Romero dropped two, but he gave all the third frame she had to close the competition.
When the play stopped, Capurro was up 3-0. The third series with Hattingh on one court. Capurro fell first after conflicts, 7-6 (3), but the second one in another wing 7-6 (5).
Corley hit at Hampton in court 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. At court, Motosono fell to Sasa Klaneck 6-2, 6-3.
OU Texas A & M will host on Sunday, February 17 at 12 p.m. before hitting the road for two match swing in Florida. The Shorters will face Florida on February 22 in Ghana and then go to Tampa on a dispute with the USF on February 24th.
1. Martina Capurro (OU) vs. Ilze Hattingh (ASU) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 3-0, ending
2. # 60 Oleksandra Korashvili (OU) def. Lauryn John-Baptise (ASU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Camila Romero (OU) def. Tereza Kolarova (ASU) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
4. Jasmine Asghar (OU) def. Savannah Slaysman (ASU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Sammi Hampton (ASU) def. Ivana Corley (OU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
6. Sasa Klaneck (ASU) def. Kianah Motosono (OU) 6-2, 6-3
1. # 7 Lauryn John-Baptise / Ilze Hattingh (ASU) def. Jasmine Asghar / Ivana Corley (OU) 6-2
2. # 51 Martina Capurro / Camila Romero (OU) def. Tereza Kolarova / Savannah Slaysman (ASU) 7-5
3. Oleksandra Korashvili / Kianah Motosono (OU) def. Sammi Hampton / Samantha Alicea (ASU) 6-4
Order of purpose: Double (1,3,2); Singles (4,2,5,6,3)
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