Sooners Host Sundevils Saturday
NORMAN – After two weeks on the road, the Oklahoma women’s tennis team is home to host Arizona State Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.
Last Time Out
The Sooners (4-1) handed Arkansas its first loss of the season in statement fashion in their last contest, sweeping the Razorbacks 4-0 in Fayetteville. OU picked up the doubles point before Camila Romero, Martina Capurro and Oleksandra Korashvili grabbed singles wins at the top three spots to put the match away.
Romero struck first when she downed Lauren Alter 6-1, 6-3 on court three. The Sooner never trailed in the match.
At the top spot, Capurro snapped Martina Zerulo’s six-match winning streak with a 7-5, 6-1 win to give OU a 3-0 advantage in the match. Korashvili clinched for the Sooners at the No. 2 slot with a 6-3, 7-6 (0) win.
Sooners in the Rankings
Korashvili entered the ITA singles rankings at No. 60 in the organization’s first release of the season. The junior currently holds a three-match winning streak at the No. 2 line.
Capurro and Romero check in at No. 51. The duo has combined for three victories on the year, playing primarily on court two.
OU has yet to give up a doubles point through five matches this season and have one all but one contest when opening with the point.
Korashvili and freshman Kianah Motosono remain undefeated (4-0) on court three and have clinched the Sooners’ last three doubles points.
Scouting Arizona State
The Sundevils enter Saturday’s contest with a 4-2 mark. All for of ASU’s victories have come at home.
In its last match. Arizona State picked up a 6-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton in Tempe.
Tereza Kolarova leads ASU in victories with a 4-1 record. Lauryn John-Baptiste and Ilze Hattingh are No. 7 in the latest ITA release with a spotless 3-0 record at the No. 1 line.
Arizona State owns the all-time series 2-0, with both meetings in 2013.
Free donuts will be provided while supplies last.
OU Athletics has introduced a clear bag policy and walk-through metal detectors at all home events this season. More information on the policy and procedures can be found here.
Admission to the Headington Family Tennis Center is always free.
OU will host Texas A&M on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 12 p.m. before hitting the road for a two-match swing in Florida. The Sooners will face Florida on Feb. 22 in Gainesville then head to Tampa for a clash with USF on Feb. 24.