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All-Sports Update: Cowgirl Hoops Stumbles, Women’s Tennis Wins ITA Kick-Off

OSU’s lost two straight despite big games from a couple of Cowgirls.



Women’s Hoops

The Cowgirls picked up a pair of losses last week.

It started in Manhattan on Wednesday, as OSU fell to Kansas State 59-48. The Cowgirls’ dominating duo of Braxtin Miller and Vivian Gray combined for 29 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and six steals.

In Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday, the Cowgirls fell to Iowa State 84-71. Gray scored 30 points, but Iowa State’s Kristin Scott outdid her, as Scott scored 31 points on 11-for-11 shooting. She went 7-for-7 from 3-point range.

The Cowgirls are 12-6 this season and sit in seventh in the Big 12 with a 3-4 conference record. OSU hosts Baylor on Wednesday before traveling to play TCU on Sunday.

Women’s Tennis

The No. 7 OSU women’s tennis team is headed to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship after the Cowgirls won the ITA Kick-Off they hosted.

The Cowgirls swept No. 21 Virginia 4-0 on Friday before edging out No. 16 Kansas 4-3 on Saturday. The match came down to Court 5, as No. 73 Sofia Blanco (OSU) defeated No. 70 Nina Khmelnitckaia (KU), 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-4.

The National Team Indoors don’t start until Feb. 7. In the meantime, the Cowgirls will travel to Arkansas on Friday and host UCLA on Saturday.

Men’s Tennis

The No. 20 OSU men’s tennis team lost for the first time this season this weekend.

The Cowboys started their weekend with a 4-3 victory against Arizona State on Saturday in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off. The Pokes started with a 3-0 deficit before Brady Draheim, Mathieu Scaglia, Maxim Tybar and Artur Dubinski ripped off wins.

That led the Cowboys to No. 22 TCU on Sunday, where the Cowboys lost 4-0 in the ITA Kick-Off Championship.

OSU will be back in Stillwater on Friday as the Cowboys host Ole Miss before heading to North Carolina to play Wake Forest on Sunday.

Track and Field

The Oklahoma State women’s distance medley relay team set a school record at the UW Invitational. Molly Sughroue, Nicolette Dixon, Kaylee Dodd and Sinclaire Johnson completed the relay in 10:55.93, which also broke the meet record.

The OSU men’s 4×400-meter relay team took first at the Arkansas Invitational, as well, with a 3:13.30.

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