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Cowgirls dominate Sun Devils, remain undefeated at home

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Ayumi Miyamoto

Ayumi Miyamoto fist bumps coach Chris Young during Oklahoma State's dual vs Missouri on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Greenwood Tennis Center, Stillwater, OK. Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics

Chris Young was not coy of his intentions to build a challenging nonconference slate for OSU.

On Saturday morning, the Cowgirls recorded their third straight sweep in a 4-0 victory over Arizona State at the Greenwood Tennis Center. OSU (4-1 overall) remains undefeated at home.

“We’re hot and we’re rolling,” Young said. “We had a match earlier in the season against Ohio State where we weren’t quite as confident, you know, but since then we’ve been more confident as a team and it’s led to wins.”

The match started with a 6-1 victory in doubles play from Ayumi Miyamoto and Lisa Marie-Rioux, followed shortly by a win from Oona Orpana and Dariya Detkovskaya to claim the doubles point for the Cowgirls and put them on top early 1-0.

The Cowgirls dominated singles play starting with a set sweep from freshman Mananchaya Sawangkaew, ranked No. 30 in the ITA tennis singles rankings.

Marie-Rioux defeated Arizona State’s Giulia Morlet sweeping sets 6-2, 6-2, giving Oklahoma State a 3-0 lead over ASU. Orpana captured the win for the Cowgirls and made it official with a 6-1 win in set one before rallying in set two after being down early, but came out victorious 6-4.

“These matches are not easy matches,” junior Alana Wolfberg said. “But we come out here every match with one purpose, and that’s to get the job done, to win the match. We are playing so well right now as a team and you can just feel the energy from everyone right now.”