For the first time in school history, the Oklahoma State women’s tennis team is Final Four bound.
AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!!!!Stresnakova puts the Cowgirls through to the Final Four! pic.twitter.com/2owC4Nr7yp— OSU Women's Tennis (@CowgirlTennis) May 22, 2016
The historic run continues. pic.twitter.com/cHkNaLkkc7— OSU Women's Tennis (@CowgirlTennis) May 22, 2016
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.