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NORMAN – The Oklahoma women's tennis team gave No. 3 Texas all it could handle Saturday in Norman as the Red River matchup came down to a three-set battle on the top court. The Sooners narrowly fell to the Longhorns 4-3 in a marathon match.

OU (3-1) took the doubles point before the teams traded singles wins. The doubles point was good for the Sooners' fourth straight this season.  
Carmen and Ivana Corley stayed undefeated at the top spot with a 6-4 win over Lulu Sun and Kylie Collins. The Corleys jumped out to a 4-2 lead
before the Longhorns tied things at 4-all, but the Sooners won the next two games to put their match away.

On court two, Guzman and Capurro fell to No. 48 Anna Turati and Fernanda Labrana.6-4. The point came down to No. 3 doubles, where Kianah Motosono and Marcelina Podlinska came back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat Peyton Steans and Marta Perez Mur 7-6 (3) and secure the point for the Sooners.

OU has not dropped a doubles point so far in 2021.

Texas leveled the score at 1-all as OU's Capurro fell to No. 5 Turati 6-1, 6-2 on court two. Podlinska gave the Sooners the lead with a 6-3, 6-3 route of Collins on court five.

Guzman fell to #125 Chavatipon 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 on court four and Texas tied things again at 2-2.

The last three courts all battled into third sets. Ivana Corley fell to No. 94 Sun 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 on court three. Motosono kept the Sooners alive with a comeback win over Malaika Rapolu, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 6 line. The match came down to court one, where Carmen Corley was defeated by Texas' No. 66 Stearns 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2.


OU takes its first road trip of the season as it heads to Phoenix next weekend for a doubleheader with Arizona State and Grand Canyon.


1. #66 Peyton Stearns (UT) def. Carmen Corley (OU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2
2. #5 Anna Turati (UT) def. Martina Capurro (OU) 6-1, 6-2
3. #94 Lulu Sun (UT) def. Ivana Corley (OU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-1
4. #125 Charlotte Chavatipon (UT) def. Dana Guzman (OU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
5. Marcelina Podlinska (OU) def. Kylie Collins (UT) 6-3, 6-3
6. Kianah Motosono (OU) def. Malaika Rapolu (UT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

1. Carmen Corley/Ivana Corley (OU) def. Kylie Collins/Lulu Sun (UT) 6-4
2. #48 Anna Turati/Fernanda Labrana (UT) def. Dana Guzman/Martina Capurro (OU) 6-4
3. Marcelina Podlinska/Kianah Motosono (OU) def. Peyton Stearns/Marta Perez Mur (UT) 7-6 (7-3)

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,5,4,3,6,1)


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