Women’s Tennis falls short in match with No. 5 Oklahoma State

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The TCU women’s tennis team dropped its second and final match Sunday during the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend to No. 5 ranked Oklahoma State.

The Horned Frogs, 3-1, 0-0, swept Wichita State on Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, but on Sunday they struggled from the start.

The Horned Frogs duo Olaya Garrido-Rivas and Donika Bashota, ranked as the No. 16 doubles team in the nation, tallied TCU’s sole win of the day.

The pair defeated OSU’s No. 11 ranked duo Vladica Babic and Carla Tur Mari, 6-2.

The Frogs lost the other two doubles matches 6-2 and 6-1, costing them the important doubles point.

Trailing 1-0, TCU went on to lose on courts two, three, and five.

Per ITA rules, if both coaches agree, once a team has clinched victory, the rest of the ongoing matches can be stopped.

After conceding the fourth point to OSU, the match ended with three singles matches not completed. TCU’s No. 115 Marie Norris was tied in the third set with No. 29 Vladica Babic while Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) was battling Katarina Stresnakova (OSU) in the third set as well.

TCU and OSU meet up again April 2 in Fort Worth.

The Horned Frogs opened the season with blowout wins in Abilene, Texas. Lee Taylor Walker’s team beat the UTEP Minors 5-1 and the Abilene Christian Wildcats 6-0.

The Horned Frogs will return to the court on Friday as they face PAC-12 foe Washington in Fort Worth. The match is set for 2 p.m.