Against Winthrop, OU picked up the doubles point with wins from Jasmine Asghar and Ivana Corley at the top spot and Kianah Motosono and Olekdandra Korasvili on court three.,In singles, Corley cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory on court five, while Camila Romero got a 6-2, 6-4 win at the No. 3 spot.,Korashvili and Motosono again captured the point for OU, holding on for a 7-6 (5) victory at the No. 3 spot.,The award marked the first career honor for Korashvili, who made her OU debut this spring.,She becomes OU’s first Big 12 Player of the Week since Whitney Ritchie in 2014.
In singles action, OU got wins on courts four, five and six to capture the match.,On court five, Izquierdo gave up just two games in his first singles match for OU, defeating Mease 6-2, 6-0.,Also in his OU debut, freshman Matt Rodriguez clinched the match for the Sooners at the No. 6 line, 6-1, 6-4.,When the match was abandoned, Van Emburgh led Campbell 2-0 in the second set on court one.,Izquierdo completed the sweep for OU when he held on to defeat Omaha’s Nathan Reekie on court four, 7-6 (4), 7-5, good for his second win of the day.
NORMAN – The No. 13 Oklahoma men’s tennis team will open the 2019 season Sunday when it hosts Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. CT at the Headington Family Tennis Center.,OU returns seven players from 2018: seniors Spencer Papa, Alex Bakshi and Ferran Calvo; junior Jochen Bertsch; and sophomores Max Stewart, Stefano Tsorotiotis and Jake Van Emburgh.,Bakshi and Calvo represented OU in the NCAA singles tournament, with Bakshi advancing to the second round.,Bakshi was named both Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Year, while Van Emburgh was tabbed Freshman of the Year.,Van Emburgh was selected as ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year and Crowell was the Coach of the Year.