Tennis Anyone? Cowgirls Are Ready to Roll

Down to the last three regular season home matches, the Oklahoma State Cowgirls tennis team is an act worth catching on a spectacular stage at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center.

If you are looking for a new Oklahoma State sport to start attending, and there are plenty of worthwhile choices, Cowgirls tennis is a strong option. We don't provide nearly enough coverage of some of the "Olympic sports" here at Go Pokes, but what Chris Young has done with the women's tennis program highlighted by last year's run all the way to the NCAA Championship match and the final singles match against Stanford before losing in a final set has been historic. Not to mention the beauty and class of the home for Oklahoma State tennis at one of the top new facilities in the nation, the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center. 

Last weekend the ninth-ranked Cowgirls lost to sixth-ranked Texas Tech before rallying on the second half of the weekend road trip to beat TCU 4-2. Oklahoma State is now 15-4 on the season and 3-1 in the Big 12. Left on the plate are matches this weekend with Kansas State at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and with 23rd-ranked Kansas on Sunday at 1 p.m. Next weekend, Legend's Weekend and the night before the Cowboys spring football game the Cowgirls host Bedlam at 5 p.m. It will also be Senior Night for some very important players Katarina Adamovic, Carla Tur Mari, and Viktoriya Lushkova. The Cowgirls finish with road matches at West Virginia and Iowa State.

This program has won 32 Big 12 matches over the last three seasons, third only to Texas Tech and Baylor and their 33 wins in the same stretch. The loss to Tech last weekend was the first Big 12 loss in two seasons. The Cowgirls have won three of the last four Big 12 Championships.

Now, we will get into more about those seniors next week leading up to the Bedlam Senior Night, but suffice to say that two-time Big 12 Player of the Year and this week's Big 12 Player of the Week and now ranked seventh nationally in singles by the ITA, the highest ranking ever for a Cowgirl player, Viktoriya Lushkova is all in toward finishing the regular season strong, earning some more home matches in the NCAA by hosting regionals.

These next three matches are a perfect time to get rolling with Cowgirls tennis on the way, hopefully all the way to an NCAA Championship in May. 

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