Sooners Drop to Texas A&M
NORMAN – The Oklahoma women’s tennis team fell to Texas A&M 5-2 Sunday at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
Martina Capurro and Kianah Motosono grabbed singles wins, but OU (5-2) came up short against the Aggies.
"We got outworked today," said head coach Audra Cohen. We weren't gritty and we needed to bring more energy. The positive from this much is that we got humbled and I think we needed to be humbled, so that we can get back to work and be more gritty and hardworking."
The Sooners gave up the doubles point for the first match this season. At the top spot, Jasmine Asghar and Ivana Corley fell to No. 54 Jayci Goldsmith and Tatiana Makarova 6-3. No. 51 Camila Romero and Martina Capurro were defeated by Katya Townsend and Renee McBryde 6-4 on court two. When play was halted, Kianah Motosono and Oleksandra Korashvili trailed Lucia Quiterio and Riley McQuiad 5-4 at the No. 3 line.
In singles, Capurro got a win at the top spot. Capurro held on to take the first set of Townsend 7-6 (3). The frame was tied at every game before the Sooner dominated the breaker to take it. Capurro kept it rolling in the second to claim it 6-3 and put OU on the board.
Motosono earned a three-set victory over McQuaid at the No. 6 line. The freshman gave up the first set 6-3 before firing back to win set two 6-4 and force a breaker. Motosono held strong to win the 10-point tiebreaker 10-5.
OU hits 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.
1. Martina Capurro (OU) def. Katya Townsend (TAMU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
2. #89 Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) def. #60 Oleksandra Korashvil (OU) 0-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-5)
3. #109 Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) def. Camila Romero (OU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Renee McBryde (TAMU) def. Jasmine Asghar (OU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Kianah Motosono (OU) def. Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 3-6, 7-4, 1-0 (10-4)
6. Dorthea Faa-Hviding (TAMU) def. Laura Rico-Garica (OU) 6-4, 6-1
1. #54 Jayci Goldsmith/Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) def. Jasmine Asghar/Ivana Corley (OU) 6-3
2. Renee McBryde/Katya Townsend (TAMU) def. #51 Camila Romero/Martina Capurro (OU) 6-4
3. Oleksandra Korashvil/Kianah Motosono (OU) vs. Lucia Quitero/Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 4-5, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,3,6,2,1,5)