The No. 12 Texas Tech women’s tennis team lost 4-1 to No. 42 Oklahoma State 6 p.m. on Friday. This was the first official conference match for the Lady Raiders, as they begin with a 0-1 conference record.
In the doubles match, freshman Margarita Skriabina and sophomore Olivia Peet were down 4-2 and could not come back, ending the match with a 6-2 loss. On court two, sophomore Nell Miller and freshman Lisa Mays were down 4-3 and lost 6-3. Freshman Bojana Marinkov and sophomore Isa Di Laura were tied 3-3 but were forced to leave their match unfinished.
The Cowgirls secured the first point of the match and had a 1-0 lead going into the singles matches.
In the singles matches, Peet, Miller and Marinkov were all tied 3-3 during their first sets. Skriabina was down 1-3, while both Di Laura and Mays were down 2-4.
By the end of the first set, Skriabina lost 6-2 along with Di Laura, who lost 6-4. Miller finished her first set with a 6-4 victory against the Cowgirls. Peet and Mays both ended with a 6-4 loss in the first set.
During the second set, Peet came back and was up 2-1 along with Mays and Di Laura, who were leading 3-1 and 3-2. Skriabina was down 1-3 while Miller was leading 4-1.
Miller was the first Lady Raider to win in two sets with a final 6-1 victory and gave Tech its first point of the match, tying the match 1-1.
The tie was short lived with Skriabina losing 6-1 in her second set, giving the Cowgirls a 2-1 lead. Mays was the next to lose in two sets with 6-3 loss and gave Oklahoma the third point. The Cowgirls closed the match by defeating Di Laura 7-5.
The Lady Raiders will stay in Oklahoma for the next conference match against OU at 2 p.m. on Sunday.