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Cowgirls tennis headed to first Final Four in program history

There's a lot to be excited about in Stillwater.


For the first time in school history, the Oklahoma State women’s tennis team is Final Four bound.

With a 4-2 win over Ohio State, the Cowgirls will face off with the No. 1 team in the nation, the California Golden Bears. The Cowgirls got off to a hot start, with a win at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take a 1-0 lead into singles. Katarina Adamovic and Vladica Babic breezed to a 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles, while Maria Alvarez and Kelsey Laurente clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 win at No. 1 singles.

Babic won at No. 2 singles 6-4, 6-3, and Viktoriya Lushkova won at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-3. Down 3-0, the Buckeyes rallied back and won two consecutive matches to make it 3-2. After losing the first set at No. 5 singles 3-6, Stresnakova flipped the script and won the second set 6-3. The deciding third set went down to the wire, with Stresnakova and her opponent tied at 4-4.

The Cowgirls needed just one more win to clinch the match and Stresnakova came through, winning two straight games en route to a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory to send the Cowgirls to their first ever final four.

The Cowgirls take on the Golden Bears on Monday at 1 p.m. With a win, Oklahoma State will take on the winner of Vanderbilt and Stanford, and will play Tuesday at the same time.