Wildcats Maul Rams on Saturday
Wildcats Maul Rams on Saturday
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kansas State women’s tennis shook off its loss from Friday with a dominating 7-0 win over Colorado State on Saturday. The win evens K-State’s record at 6-6, as the Wildcats have now won four of their last five matches.
• Score: Kansas State 7, Colorado State 0
• Records: Kansas State (6-6), Colorado State (1-4)
• K-State secured the early 1-0 lead over Colorado State, by winning the doubles point with a 2-1 decision with wins at number one and two doubles.
• After the Rams won at number three doubles, the Wildcats’ number two pairing of sophomores Iva Bago and Maria Panaite defeated Mollie Cooper and Aina Hernandez Soler, 6-4, to square the doubles point at one apiece.
• The Wildcats’ top tandem of sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna outlasted Natalie Heffron and Adriana Wojakowska, 7-6 (3), for their second straight win together.
• K-State has won four of the last five available doubles points. The Wildcats are 6-1 when winning the doubles point this season.
• K-State secured all six singles matches, winning five in two sets.
• Costamagna finished her debut weekend with the Wildcats with her first career singles win. She dropped Heffron, 7-5, 6-4 at number one singles.
• Juhasz continued her strong singles play with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Wojakowska at number two singles. The sophomore from Debrecen, Hungary is now 13-8 this season including a current five-match winning streak. She is now 26-25 in her career in singles play.
• Bago won her fourth match in her last five outings with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Laia Hernandez Soler at number three singles. Bago is now 14-6 overall this season and 7-4 in dual match play. Her 14 singles wins are a new career-best for a season.
• Sophomore Livia Cirnu returned to the win column for the 13th time this season with a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Aina Hernandez Soler at number four singles. Cirnu improves to 13-8 with the win and 7-3 in the dual match season.
• Panaite came back to defeat Maddie Buxton at number five singles, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. Panaite is now 8-13 this season.
• Redshirt freshman Tegan Louw tallied her second career win in three matches, as she downed Cooper at number six singles, 6-1, 7-6 (5).
• Kansas State is 10-19 against teams from the Mountain West Conference.
• This was the second meeting in the series between the schools and the first since Feb. 8, 2009. K-State leads the series, 2-0.
• As a team, K-State is now 83-65 in singles action and 29-35 in doubles.
K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg
• “I think we responded very well to yesterday’s loss. We set individual goals for the girls as well as a team goal, and we were able to execute it well. It’s always nice when everyone is able to get a win and it is a great way to go into our short upcoming break from matches. We will use the next 10 days to recover physically and keep working and improving every day.”
Coming up Next
• K-State will have a week off before traveling to Iowa City, Iowa to face Iowa on Sunday, March 8 at 12 p.m.