Sooners Ready for Sunshine State Swing
NORMAN – The Oklahoma women’s tennis team travels to Florida for a two-match swing in the Sunshine State. The Sooners will face No. 48 Florida on Friday at 4 p.m. CT in Gainesville before heading to Tampa for a Sunday clash with USF set for 11 a.m. CT.
At 5-2, through seven matches, OU is off to its best start under head coach Audra Cohen since her arrival in 2017. OU broke into the ITA team rankings for the first time this season, checking in at No. 28 in the latest release.
Sophomore Martina Capurro leads OU from the No. 1 line, where she is 4-1. Oleksandra Korashvili is 4-2 at the two spot. The junior OU’s representative in the ITA singles rankings, where she held at No. 60 nationally.
Camila Romero leads the Sooners in singles wins with a 5-2 mark on court three.
In doubles, Korashvili and freshman Kianah Motosono remain undefeated with a 5-0 record at the No. 3 line. On court two, Capurro and Romero are 4-2.
Last Time Out
OU (5-2) dropped to Texas A&M 5-2 in its last competition. The Sooners gave up the doubles point for the first time this season. Two OU players came away with singles wins in the contest: Martina Capurro grabbed a win over Katya Townsend at the No. 1 line 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 and Kianah Motosono defeated Riley McQuaid 3-6, 6-4, 1-0  on court five.
Scouting the Gators
No. 48 Florida enters the contest at 2-3 on the season. The Gators fell to Florida State 4-1 in their last contest.
Three Florida players were ranked in singles: No. 12 Ida Jarlskog owns a 3-1 mark between courts one and two. McCartney Kessler is No. 33 with a 2-2 record, also on the top two courts. Victoria Emma checks in at No. 52 and is 0-1 on court four.
Scouting the Bulls
USF owns a 4-5 mark. The Bulls lost back-to-back matches at Kentucky (7-0) and Tennessee (4-0) in its last weekend of competition.
Ana Roman Dominguez represents USF in the ITA singles rankings, where she was tabbed No. 44. Roman Dominguez is 7-1 on the year with her only loss coming against Kentucky’s Justina Mikulskyte. Amelie Boy is 6-3 overall, playing primarily at the No. 5 spot.
In doubles, Nicole Dzenga and Vanja Klaric are 4-3 overall, while Roman Dominguez and Boy have compiled a 4-3 record on court two.
The match with USF will begin at 11 a.m. CT. Live stats will be provided.
OU returns to Norman for a five-match homestand beginning with Purdue and UMKC on March 3. The Sooners will host in-state rival Tulsa on March 8, followed by Gonzaga on March 9, then open Big 12 play with Kansas State (March 15) and Kansas (March 17).