COLUMBIA, S.C. – Oklahoma women’s tennis was defeated by No. 25 South Carolina, 4-0, in Friday’s ITA Kickoff semifinal match.
"We played a tough match today," said head coach Audra Cohen. "(South Carolina) applied aggressive pressure from the beginning and we needed to do a better job staying composed and adjusting to their speed earlier in the matches."
With the loss, OU drops to 1-2 on the season, while South Carolina improves to 2-1.
The Sooners dropped the doubles point to the Gamecocks. Lily Miyazaki and Camila Romero fell to the No. 33-ranked pair of Rachel Rohrabcher and Hadley Berg, 6-1, at No. 2 doubles, and Christie Brigante and Simran Sethi were defeated by Ingrid Gamarra Martin and Sivia Chinellato, 6-3, on court one.
When play was halted, Malene Stripp and Skyler Miller were locked at 5-all with Mia Horvit and Megan Davies on court three.
In singles action, Miller fell to Rohrabacher, 6-1, 6-2, on court six. Romero was defeated by Chinellato, 6-1, 6-3, from the No. 4 line, and Sethi fell to No. 43 Berg, 6-1, 6-1, on court two.
When play was halted, No. 14 Miyazaki led Horvit in the second frame, 4-1, after capturing the first set handily, 6-2, at the top of the lineup. At No. 2, Brigante trailed Gamarra Martins, 4-1, in the second set after grabbing the Sooners’ only other first-set victory, 6-4.
Stripp was deadlocked with No. 105 Davies at 4-all in the second frame after dropping the opening set, 6-1.
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1. Mia Horvit (SC) vs. #14 Lily Miyazaki (OU) 2-6, 4-1, unfinished
2. #43 Hadley Berg (SC) def. Simran Kaur Sethi (OU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Ingrid Martins (SC) vs. Christiana Brigante (OU) 4-6, 4-1, unfinished
4. Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Camila Romero (OU) 6-1, 6-3
5. #105 Megan Davies (SC) vs. Malene Stripp (OU) 6-1, 4-4, unfinished
6. Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) def. Skyler Miller (OU) 6-1, 6-2
1. Ingrid Martins/Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Simran Kaur Sethi/Christiana Brigante (OU) 6-3
2. #33 Rachel Rohrabacher/Hadley Berg (SC) def. Lily Miyazaki/Camila Romero (OU) 6-1
3. Megan Davies/Mia Horvit (SC) vs. Skyler Miller/Malene Stripp (OU) 5-5, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,4,2)