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Cowgirl Tennis Goes For Big 12 Crown Today

The Cowgirls face Texas Tech in the conference title game

Tennis: Hall of Fame ITA Invitational Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma State Cowgirls (21-4) look to add another trophy to the case today when they go for their second straight Big 12 Tennis Championship. They’ll face co-Big 12 regular season champ, and seventh-ranked Texas Tech (23-4) in a title game rematch from last season. It’s the ninth-ranked Cowgirls’ fourth title match appearance in five years.


It started with a 4-0 sweep of Kansas in the Quarterfinals on Friday. The Cowgirls built a 3-0 lead, but put the Jawyhawks away when Katarina Stresnakova beat Kansas’ Tatiana Nikolaeva in straight sets.

On Saturday, The Cowgirls face 15th-ranked Baylor in the Semifinals. Due to the rain the matches were moved indoors. The singles matches were played first, and the doubles would be played after if necessary.

They weren’t.

OSU built up a 3-0 lead early with wins by Stresnakova, Aliona Bolsova, and Vladica Babic. Baylor took the next two matches in three sets.

It then came down Katarina Adamovic, who won her match in three sets to get the Cowgirls a fourth point and send them to their second straight Big 12 title match.

After the win, Head Coach Chris Young said now is not the time to be nervous and that the team plays with the expectations of winning.

Today’s title match starts at 4 p.m. at the Headington Tennis Center in Norman, OK. The match will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest.

Besides going for a Big 12 title, the Cowgirls will look to avenge their only conference loss, a 4-2 defeat by Texas Tech just a month ago.

OSU has become a top-tier program in tennis in recent years, as a consistent Big 12 title contender, and finishing first runner-up in the NCAA’s last season. Adding another Big 12 championship to the trophy case will only help to solidify that.

If you can get to Norman for today’s matches, I suggest you do, and get rowdy!