K-State Eases Past Emporia State

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State concluded its double header on Saturday with a 7-0 win over Emporia State at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center. The Wildcats have won three straight matches.  

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 7, Emporia State 0
• Records: Kansas State (5-5), Emporia State (3-2)

Doubles
• K-State secured the early 1-0 lead over the Hornets, by winning the doubles point with wins at number one and two doubles.
• The Wildcats’ top tandem of Palma Juhasz and Livia Cirnu cruised past Camila Ramos and Tawni Griffey, 6-0. Juhasz and Cirnu have now won four straight matches together and are 4-1 this season.
• At number two doubles, the duo of Maria Panaite and Iva Bago dropped Kaley Clark and Amy Fugit, 6-0. This was the third straight win for Panaite and Bago and improved their career record together to 4-5.

Singles
• K-State recorded wins at number one, two and three singles to secure the win. The Wildcats’ top three singles players: Juhasz, Bago and Cirnu tallied a combined 9-0 record this week in singles action.
• Juhasz capped her week by blanking of Ramos, 6-0, 6-0 at number one singles. The sophomore from Debrecen, Hungary is now 11-8 this season and 24-25 in her career.
• Cirnu pushed K-State into a 3-0 lead, as she won her fifth straight match with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Taylor Smith at number three singles. Cirnu is 12-7 this season and 28-24 in her career. She has won eight of her last 11 matches and is 6-2 this spring.
• Bago sealed the win for K-State, quickly defeating Griffey at number two singles, 6-1, 6-3. Bago also won her third match this week and improved her season record to 13-6 overall and 6-3 in dual match play. Her 13 singles wins are a new career-best for a season.
• Panaite secured her second win this week with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Clark at number four singles. Panaite is 7-12 for the season and 2-6 in the spring.
• Freshman Laura Hopton tallied her first win of the spring with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Fugit at number five singles. Hopton is 7-7 in her debut season with the Wildcats, including a 1-2 record this spring.
• Redshirt freshman Tegan Louw saw her first action in a K-State uniform on Saturday. The product of Whitehill, United Kingdom, recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win at number six singles over Tiffany Khounsombath. Louw battled through injuries and rehabilitation of those injuries over the last year and a half to make her first appearance in the lineup for K-State.

Noteworthy
• Kansas State is 23-7 against teams from NCAA Division II.
• This was the sixth meeting in the series between the schools and the first since April 19, 1984. K-State leads the series, 6-0.
• As a team, K-State is now 76-60 in singles action and 26-32 in doubles.
• The Wildcats are 5-1 this season when winning the doubles point.

Coming up Next
• K-State will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, next weekend for a pair of matches. The Wildcats will face UNLV on Friday, Feb. 20 and Colorado State on Saturday, Feb. 21.