Victory at TCU Seals Regular Season
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 30 Oklahoma women’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a 5-2 win over TCU Sunday.
The Sooners (16-7, 5-4 Big 12) opened the match with the doubles point, then tallied singles wins from Martina Capurro, Camila Romero, Kianah Motosono and Ivana Corley.
Capurro and Romero got things started in doubles with a 6-1 rout of Chloe Hule and Stevie Kennedy on court two.
Jasmine Asghar and Oleksandra Korashvili captured the point with a 6-3 upset win over No. 40 Ellie Douglas and Aleksa Cveticanin at the top spot.
When play was halted, Motosono and Corley trailed Mercedes Aristegui and Kate Paulus 4-3.
Motosono was the first Sooner off the court in singles, downing Kennedy 6-4, 6-2. The first set saw tied at every game up to four, but Motosono won the last two games to take the set. The freshmen held Kennedy to just two games in the second, winning four consecutive games en route to her victory.
Capurro took down Aristegui 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. Capurro cruised through set one before tying Aristegui at every game to 4-all in the second. Capurro closed out the match to earn her second victory of the weekend.
Romero clinched the match with a three-set victory over Hule. After being shut out by Hule in the first set, Romero fired back in the second, winning 6-3. Romero continued her momentum into the final frame to win it 6-3 and claim the contest for OU. The victory marked the fifth time this season that Romero has clinched a match.
Corley added an extra victory for the Sooners when she defeated Addy Guevara on court six. Corley overcame a 5-3 deficit to take the first set 7-5. Guevara won set two 7-5, but Corley came out on top of a 10-point tiebreaker 10-7.
At the top spot, No. 22 Korashvili fell to No. 60 Douglas in a tight match, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5). On court three, Asghar was defeated by Kate Paulus 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.
OU travels to Lawrence, Kansas, for the 2019 Big 12 Tennis Championship April 18-22. Tournament seeding will be announced Sunday evening.
1. #60 Ellie Douglas (TCU) def. #22 Oleksandra Korashvili (OU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Martina Capurro (OU) def. Mercedes Aristegui (TCU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Kate Paulus (TCU) def. Jasmine Asghar (OU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
4. Camila Romero (OU) def. Chloe Hule (TCU) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Kianah Motosono (OU) def. Stevie Kennedy (TCU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Ivana Corley (OU) def. Addy Guevara (TCU) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
1. Jasmine Asghar/Oleksandra Korashvili (OU) def. #40 Ellie Douglas/Aleksa Cveticanin (TCU) 6-3
2. Martina Capurro/Camila Romero (OU) def. Chloe Hule/Stevie Kennedy (TCU) 6-1
3. Mercedes Aristegui/Kate Paulus (TCU) vs. Kianah Motosono/Ivana Corley (OU) 4-3, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,3,2,4,1,6)