NORMAN, Okla. — No. 13 Oklahoma knocked off No. 20 Texas Tech 5-2 Sunday, ending Tech’s six-match winning streak and keeping the Red Raiders from claiming a share of the Big 12 Conference title for the first time.
The match was played indoors at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Center because of high winds.
“OU played very well in doubles and at the top two positions,” Tech coach Tim Siegel said. “We battled hard today, but OU was simply too good and deserves the conference title.”
Oklahoma clinched a share of the Big 12 title and left Tech alone in second place. The Red Raiders host No. 17 Texas in their regular-season finale at 6 p.m. Saturday.
“We still have a lot to play for next Saturday against Texas — the second seed and a first-round bye in the conference tournament,” Siegel said.
OU and Tech split the first two doubles matches, and then the Sooner claimed the best-of-three doubles point as eighth-ranked Costin Paval and Dane Webb became the first team to beat No. 19 Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar, winning 8-3 at No. 1 doubles.
Tech’s only victories in singles came from Rafael Garcia at No. 3 and Vitor Manzini at No. 4.
OKLAHOMA 5, TEXAS TECH 2
Doubles: Costin Paval-Dane Webb, Oklahoma, def. Raony Carvalho-Gonzalo Escobar, 8-3; Vitor Manzini-Rafael Garcia, Texas Tech, def. Tsvetan Mihov-Peerakit Siributwong, 8-5; David Pultr-Lawrence Formentera, Oklahoma, def. Jeff Bryan-Gabriel Wanderley, 8-3.
Singles: Paval, Oklahoma, def. Carvalho, 6-4, 6-2; Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma, def. Escobar, 7-5, 6-2; Garcia, Texas Tech, def. Mihov, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Manzini, Texas Tech, def. Siributwong, 6-4, 1-6, 1-1 (retired); Webb, Oklahoma, def. Wanderley, 7-5, 6-4; Formentera, Oklahoma, def. Francisco Zambon, 6-3, 6-3.
Records: Oklahoma 15-4, 4-0; Texas Tech 14-7, 3-1.
■ Women’s tennis
AUSTIN — No. 13 Texas swept the bottom half of singles play and beat No. 22 Texas Tech 4-2 at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center, ending Tech’s five-match win streak and six-match Big 12 win streak.
Tech’s only losses in its last 10 matches are to No. 13 Texas and No. 19 Notre Dame. Doubles weren’t played Sunday because of impending inclement weather in the Austin area.
Sunday was the first time this season the Lady Raiders have lost Nos. 4-6 singles in the same match.
Texas won the first three matches in straight sets. Tech rallied within 3-2 with wins from Rashmi Teltumbde and Samantha Adams. In the decisive match, Texas’ Cierra Gaytan Leach outlasted Caroline Starck, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.
TEXAS 4, TEXAS TECH 2
Doubles: Not played because of weather conditions.
Singles: Krista Damico, Texas, def. Elizabeth Ullathorne, 6-1, 6-0; Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, def. Aeriel Ellis, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2); Rashmi Teltumbde, Texas Tech, def. Noel Scott, 7-5, 6-2; Cierra Gaytan Leach, Texas, def. Caroline Starck, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4; Lina Padegimaite, Texas, def. Kenna Kilgo, 6-4, 6-4; Elizabeth Begley, Texas, def. Nikki Sanders, 6-2, 6-0.
Records: Texas Tech 16-4, 6-1; Texas 13-5, 6-0.