K-State Ends Streak with Win over MSU

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's tennis put an end to its five-match losing streak with a 5-1 win over Missouri State on Wednesday at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center.

The Basics
• Score: (66) Kansas State 5, Missouri State 1
• Records: Kansas State (3-5), Missouri State (1-3)

Doubles
• K-State secured the early 1-0 lead, by winning the doubles point with wins at number one and two doubles.
• The Wildcats' top tandem of Palma Juhasz and Livia Cirnu dropped Ekaterina Donetskova and Miranda Poile, 6-2. Juhasz and Cirnu have now won two straight matches together and are 2-1 this season.
• At number two doubles, the duo of Maria Panaite and Iva Bago eased passed Mackenzie Rozell and Anelisse Torrico, 6-1. This was the first time Panaite and Bago have recorded a result this season and was their second win together in seven tries (2-5).

Singles
• K-State recorded wins at number one, two and three singles.
• Bago continued her momentum from her doubles win into her singles match, quickly defeating Rozell at number two singles, 6-0, 6-1, for a 2-0 K-State lead. Bago end a two-match slide and matched her win total from last season with her 11th win of this season.
• Cirnu pushed K-State into a 3-0 lead, as she won her third straight match with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Donetskova. Cirnu is 10-7 this season and 26-24 in her career. She has won six of her last nine matches.
• Juhasz sealed the win for K-State with a hard fought, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 win over Ema Turudija at number one singles. This was Juhasz's first career win at number one singles and ended a personal four-match skid.
• Panaite scored her first win of the spring with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Poile at number four singles. The win by Panaite ended a personal seven-match losing streak and improved her record this season to 6-12.
    
Noteworthy
• Kansas State is 57-27 against teams from the Missouri Valley Conference, including a 2-0 record this season.
• This was the 17th meeting in the series between the schools. K-State leads the series, 14-3.
• As a team, K-State is now 67-60 in singles action and 22-32 in doubles.
• The Wildcats are 3-1 this season when winning the doubles point.

Quotes
Head coach Danielle Steinberg
• "We are very happy to be back home. It was a tough couple of weeks on the road. Tough matches and a lot of travel, so being at home is definitely a bonus. I think the girls did very well today. We had some adversity this week in practice with some injuries, but everyone stepped up and kept their head up and worked hard and I think we played well today."
• "I think we still need to improve our doubles. We have a brand new doubles team that we matched up together. We need to just keep working on hitting the ball more aggressive and going after your shots."

Coming up Next
• K-State will host a pair of matches on Saturday at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center. Kansas State will host UMKC at 11 a.m., and then play Emporia State at 3 p.m.