Kansas State and Oklahoma have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tennis Championship after victories in Stillwater on Thursday. The ninth-seeded Wildcats topped No. 8 Iowa State, 4-0, while seventh-seeded Oklahoma defeated No. 10 West Virginia by the score of 4-0.
K-State will face top-seeded Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will meet the second seed, TCU, in the quarters on Friday. No. 4 Kansas will take on No. 5 Baylor, while No. 3 Texas Tech battles No. 6 Texas in the other two women’s quarterfinal matches.
The Wildcats opened their bout with a sweep of the doubles matches, earning the doubles point. Palma Juhasz and Sara Castellano (K-State) defeated Alejandra Galvis and Annabella Bonadonna (ISU), 6-1, while Carolina Costamagna and Livia Cirnu (K-State) topped Regina Espindola and Ana Gasparovic (ISU), 6-0. In singles, K-State took three matches in straight sets to close out the meeting. Sara Castellano beat Liza Buss (7-5, 6-2), Costamagna triumphed over Espindola (6-1, 6-2) and Juhasz picked off Liera Bender (6-1, 6-3).
In the Sooners’ match versus West Virginia, OU swept the double matches to take an early lead. Lily Miyazaki and Emma Devine (OU) defeated Kaja Mrgole and Gabiba Shaker (WVU), 6-3, as Simran Sethi and Christiana Brigante (OU) beat Lyn Yuen Choo and Paula Goetz (WVU), 6-2. On the singles court, Oklahoma continued to roll, taking three points on straight-set wins. Miyazaki topped Hailey Barrett (6-1, 6-1), Brigante shook off Choo (6-1, 6-3) and Malene Stripp took down Mrgole (6-1, 6-2).
Weather permitting, matches tomorrow begin at 9 a.m. CT. The men’s quarterfinals also kick off tomorrow with No. 3 Oklahoma taking on No. 6 Texas and No. 4 Oklahoma State matching up against No. 5 Baylor.