AUSTIN, TEXAS – The No. 49 Oklahoma women’s tennis team suffered its first conference loss Friday at No. 8 Texas, falling to the Longhorns, 4-0.
With the loss, Oklahoma moves to 10-6 on the season and 2-1 in Big 12 play. Texas improves to 11-4 overall with a 3-0 mark in conference matches.
The Sooners struck first in doubles, but Texas took the opening point.
Lily Miyazaki and Malene Stripp handled Marta Perez-Mur and Bianca Turati, 6-2, in the two spot.
On court three, Simran Sethi and Camila Romero were defeated by Katie Poluta and Anna Turati, 6-2, leaving the point to be decided by court one.
Asghar and Brigante battled, but fell to No. 44 Petra Granic and Bojana Markovic, 6-4, as Texas took the opening point.
In singles play, Brigante was defeated by No. 77 Granic, 6-0, 6-0, in the three spot. The loss ended the senior’s seven-match winning streak.
Sethi fell to Markovic, 6-0, 6-4, from the No. 4 line. Asghar was defeated by No. 33 Anna Turati after a battle, 6-4, 6-3, to seal the match for Texas.
When play was halted, Miyazaki was giving No. 1 Bianca Turati all she could handle in the top spot, tied at 4 in the second frame. Turati took set one, 6-4, after a battle by Miyazaki.
At No. 5, Romero trailed Perez-Mur, 4-0, in the third frame. The Longhorn took the first set, 6-3, before Romero turned the tables in the second frame to win it, 6-0, and force a deciding set.
Stripp was tied with Texas' Poluta at 4 in the second set. Poluta took set one, 6-4.
The Sooners are back in action Sunday, when they travel to Waco to take on No. 28 Baylor at 3 p.m.
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1. #1 Bianca Turati (UT) vs. #28 Lily Miyazaki (OU) 6-4, 4-4, unfinished
2. #33 Anna Turati (UT) def. Jasmine Asghar (OU) 6-4, 6-3
3. #77 Petra Granic (UT) def. Christiana Brigante (OU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bojana Markovic (UT) def. Simran Kaur Sethi (OU) 6-0, 6-4
5. Marta Perez-Mur (UT) vs. Camila Romero (OU) 6-3, 0-6, 4-0, unfinished
6. Katie Poluta (UT) vs. Malene Stripp (OU) 6-3, 3-3, unfinished
1. #44 Petra Granic/Bojana Markovic (UT) def. Christiana Brigante/Jasmine Asghar (OU) 6-4
2. Lily Miyazaki/Malene Stripp (OU) def. Marta Perez-Mur/Bianca Turati (UT) 6-2
3. Katie Poluta/Anna Turati (UT) def. Simran Kaur Sethi/Camila Romero (OU) 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,4,2)