Sunday, February 20 / 12 p.m. CT / Normand
NORMAN – Oklahoma’s No. 2 women’s tennis team returns to Headington Family Tennis Center for a top-10 showdown against No. 10 USC on Sunday at noon.
MATCH DAY BASICS
The Sooners will face the Trojans at the Headington Family Tennis Center, admission is free. Due to the elimination of concessions, fans are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages. The first 100 fans will receive a free OU pink tennis ball and headband.
LAST TIME OUT
The Sooners had a historic run in their first ITA Indoor National Championship and found themselves in the championship game against reigning No. 2 defending champions UNC. After a fierce battle, OU lost 4-2, taking their first defeat of the season.
Oklahoma came out strong in doubles, as No. 11 duo Ivana and Carmen Corley beat No. 1 pair in the nation Fiona Crawley and Elizabeth Scotty, 6-3, on the top court. To get the double point, the n°42 Layne Sleep and Alexandra Pisareva picked up their top-ranked doubles win, 6-2, over No. 21 Cameron Morra and Carson Tanguilig in second place.
Singles, No. 35 Carmen Corley was the first to fall, 2-6, 1-6, to 27th-placed Elizabeth Scotty in second place. The Tarheels continued their run as No. 19 Fiona Crawley beat No. 88 Chanta, 6-4, 6-4, on court four.
Senior and 57th ranked Ivana Corley took short three against No. 7 Reilly Tran, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, to even the boards.
UNC came back with two straight wins to take the game. Alexandra Pisareva fell to No. 14 Carson Tanguilig, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6, on court five, while No. 103 emma staker was beaten by No. 74 Anika Yarlagadda on short six, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, to clinch the title for the Tarheels.
USC started its season 5-0 before heading to the ITA National Indoors. They suffered their first loss to No. 1 Texas and left Madison, Wisconsin with a 7-1 overall record.
The Trojans currently have three ranked singles players: #1 Eryn Cayetano, #18 Salma Ewing and #52 Snow Han. For doubles, two ranked duos represent USC: #5 Salma Ewing/Snow Han and #40 Eryn Cayetano/Grace Piper.
The Sooners are back on the road in Orlando, Fla. for their game against No. 19 UCF on Friday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. CT.