Texas women's tennis coach Howard Joffe has 200 wins as a college head coach. SHELBY TAUBER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas women’s tennis team overpowered by No. 8 Oklahoma State

Posted March 17th, 2017


The Texas women’s tennis team fell to No. 8 Oklahoma State 4-0 in a match on Friday, dropping two singles matches in three sets.

The Cowgirls (14-3, 2-0 Big 12) won the doubles point and were victorious in three singles matches to take the win. Two of the three singles matches suspended were in the deciding set.

“I’m really disappointed for our group from the standpoint of what was invested tonight,” head coach Howard Joffe said. “Tonight we came up short, but if we continue to perform like we did we will be on a trajectory to be a powerhouse team sooner or later.”


Viktoriya Lushkova, ranked 10th,  defeated No. 26 Bianca Turati 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the win for Oklahoma State.

Aliona Bolsova and Katie Strasnakova opened the doubles competition with a 6-2 win over Neda Koprcina and Anna Turati.

The doubles point was sealed with a win by Katarina Adamovic and Vladica Babic. They teamed up to defeat UT’s Dani Wagland and Petra Granic 6-3.

Sofia Blanco topped Wagland at sixth singles, 6-4, 6-3 to make it 2-0 in favor of Oklahoma State.

Bolsova pulled the Cowgirls to within a win of clinching the match when she defeated Granic 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at third singles.

Texas (6-5, 0-1) next takes on Oklahoma on Sunday at noon in Norman, Okla.

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