NORMAN, Okla. – The Texas Tech women's tennis team picked up another thrilling win on Sunday, defeating No. 30 Oklahoma, 4-3, at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
After coming up short in the doubles point, the Lady Raiders (13-5, 6-1 Big 12) were able to win four singles matches, with freshman Metka Komac pulling out a tight, three-set match on court six to clinch the win for Tech.
Oklahoma led, 1-0, after earning wins on courts one and three, and eventually stretched their lead to 2-0 with the first singles win of the day on court two. Tech answered back, however, and quickly tied the match at two apiece, as Margarita Skriabina and Olivia Peet both tallied straight-set wins.
Skriabina stayed hot with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Martina Capurro on court three. It moved the freshman to an impressive 15-0 on the season in dual singles matches, and 7-0 in Big 12 play.
Peet won her fourth-straight match in a 6-4, 7-5 dispatching of No. 92 Marcelina Podlinska. Peet is now 4-0 in Big 12 play and 11-2 overall this season.
Oklahoma regained the lead with a three-set win on court one, but Nell Miller followed with another big win on court four from Nell Miller. Miller came back to defeat No. 79 Ivana Corley, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in a big match that would tie the team score at three-all with one match remaining.
As Miller clinched her match, Komac was in the middle of a wild tiebreaker trying to force a third set. Komac dropped her first set in a 9-7 tiebreaker to Kianah Motosono, and needed to win the second to extend the match. The freshman stepped up and pulled out a 12-10 tiebreak win to force a third set and keep the Lady Raiders' hopes of a sixth Big 12 win alive.
Komac jumped out to a 4-1 lead to open the third set before Motosono stormed back to tie the set at five games all. The Lady Raider turned it on from there and won two-straight games to come up with the 7-5 third-set victory and clinch the Tech win for a second-straight match.
The Lady Raiders will be back in action on Thursday, April 8 at SMU.