No. 66 K-State Drops Decision at Fresno State

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FRESNO, Calif. - Due to a possible rainy weekend in Fresno, No. 66 Kansas State faced Fresno State on Friday afternoon instead of Sunday at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. The Bulldogs defended their home court with a 5-2 win over K-State. The Wildcats have lost four straight matches.

The Basics
• Score: Fresno State 5, (66) Kansas State 2
• Records: Kansas State (2-4), Fresno State (3-2)

Doubles
• Fresno State secured the early 1-0 lead, by winning the doubles point.
• The Bulldogs captured wins at number one and three doubles to clinch the point.

Singles
• K-State recorded wins at number four and five singles.
• At number four singles, sophomore Livia Cirnu ended a personal two-match skid with a 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 win over Anneka Watts. Cirnu is 8-7 this season and 24-24 in her career.
• Senior Amina St. Hill registered a 7-6 (5-0), 7-5 win over Tanya Murtaugh at number five singles. St. Hill has now won six straight matches and 10 of her last 11 matches. She has a perfect 4-0 record in the dual match season. Her career record now stands at 46-45 including a 12-11 career mark at the number five position in the singles lineup.
• Fresno State registered wins at number one, two, three and six singles. The Bulldogs clinched the win with a 7-5, 6-3 win by No. 47 ranked Sophie Watts at number one singles.
    
Noteworthy
• Kansas State is 9-18 against teams from the Mountain West Conference.
• Fresno State leads the all-time series between the schools, 5-2.
• As a team, K-State is now 61-55 in singles action and 20-31 in doubles.

Quotes
Head coach Danielle Steinberg
• "Fresno State played a tough match today. They outplayed us in the doubles and maintained their composure in the singles to capitalize on their lead. We needed to take some more calculated risks out there, both in doubles and singles, get after it a little more. However, I am happy with how we fought and worked, and I know that if we stay the course, keep believing in the process, and keep our positive attitude, things will come together eventually."

Coming up Next
• K-State will close out its weekend trip to California on Saturday, as the Wildcats face San Francisco. A match time will be determined weather permitting.