Oklahoma State's women's tennis team earned its first Big 12 Conference win this Sunday against TCU, in excellent fashion defeating TCU 7-0 at the Greenwood Tennis Center
The win was a landmark victory for coach Chris Young.
Young secured his 200th win as head coach of the team with the Cowgirl victory. The Cowgirls improved to 7-8 on the season and 1-3 overall in Big 12 play.
The Cowgirls started the match strongly with the team of Ayumi Miyamoto and Bunyawi Thamchaiwat, securing a 6-2 victory. The duo of Lenka Stara and Alana Wolfberg also had a 6-2 win of their own that allowed the Cowgirls to secure the doubles point, something they had struggled with achieving in the matches prior.
The Cowgirls in singles play were just as strong. Daniella Medvedeva secured the first singles point with a wire-to-wire victory of 6-2, 6-0 over TCU'S Margaret Polk. The other five subsequent singles matches would all go in favor of the Cowgirls.
Thamchaiwat was pleased with the team's overall effort and performance and was overcome with emotion after the match.
"I want to win so bad, and this win was important for us to show that we can win and that we are tough, and even though we have lost in the past, we show that we still come to compete every time out," Thamchaiwat said.
Coach Young reflected on the milestone win.
"200 wins means you have a lot of good players throughout your tenure. It's hard to get that many wins in our sport in that short of time without great players and great coaches, so it just speaks to them," Young said.
Young still has his eyes on the big picture of the season and the Big 12 race.
“I'm proud of the girls for bouncing back now it's on to OU."
The Cowgirl's next match will be against Oklahoma on Friday.