K-State Drops Big 12 Opener to No. 27 TCU

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State looked to win its 2015 Big 12 home debut and run its home win streak to five matches on Friday at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, but No. 27 TCU held back the Wildcats' upset bid with a 4-0 win.

The Basics
• Score: (27) TCU 4, Kansas State 0
• Records: Kansas State (6-8, 0-1 Big 12), TCU (8-5, 1-0 Big 12)

Doubles
• TCU captured the early 1-0 lead over K-State, by winning the doubles point with a 2-0 decision.
• The Horned Frogs secured wins at number one and three doubles.

Singles
• TCU clinched the match with singles wins at numbers one, five and six singles.
• A trio of Wildcats - Palma Juhasz, Iva Bago and Livia Cirnu - secured first set wins over their foes from TCU at numbers two, three and four singles. All three players were involved in a third set when the Horned Frogs clinched the win.

Noteworthy
• Kansas State is 129-241 in Big 12 matches.
• This was the sixth meeting in the series between the schools and the first ever visit to Manhattan for the Horned Frogs. TCU leads the series, 6-0.
• K-State is 4-1 at home this season, including a 1-1 record at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.
• The Wildcats are 1-2 against ITA ranked opponents this season.
• As a team, K-State is now 84-72 in singles action and 30-39 in doubles.

Quotes
K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg
• "I think we played well and I think we competed well. I think everyone fought 100 percent to the end. We started a little slow in doubles on some courts, but I think overall we played good doubles. I am happy with doubles today. In singles, we won three first sets and then let the opponents get back into the match and that is something we need to work on, to be a little more consistent. Overall, today was a good day. The girls played really well at home. I am happy with how we fought and competed. Good job by TCU. They played well and executed well."

Coming up Next
• K-State will continue its four-match home stand on Sunday, as the Wildcats host No. 17 Texas Tech at 11 a.m. Sunday's match will be K-State's first annual Pink Match. The first 50 K-State students in attendance will receive a free pink K-State Women's Tennis t-shirt.