Wildcats Fall to No. 17 Lady Raiders

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - A razor thin margin in doubles provided an exciting start to Sunday's match between Kansas State and No. 17 Texas Tech at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium. The Lady Raiders held off the Wildcats in singles to send K-State to its third straight loss with a 4-0 defeat.

The Basics
• Score: (17) Texas Tech 4, Kansas State 0
• Records: Kansas State (6-9, 0-2 Big 12), Texas Tech (12-3, 2-0 Big 12)

Doubles
• Texas Tech captured the early 1-0 lead over K-State, by winning the doubles point with a 2-1 decision.
• After the Lady Raiders won at number three doubles, 6-0, the Wildcats' number one pairing of
sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna cruised past Kenna Kilgo and Gabriela Talaba, 6-1, for their fourth win in five matches together.
• The opening point of the match was clinched at number two doubles, as Texas Tech's tandem of Sabrina Federici and Lynn Kiro fended off the Wildcats' pair of Iva Bago and Livia Cirnu, 7-6 (7-3).
• K-State has dropped the doubles point in four of the last five matches.

Singles
• Texas Tech clinched the match with singles wins at numbers three, four and six singles.
• Sophomore Maria Panaite was involved in a hotly contested match at number five singles, as she won the first set over No. 120 Sabrina Federici, 7-6 (7-3).

Noteworthy
• Kansas State is 129-242 in Big 12 matches.
• This was the 27th meeting in the series between the schools. Texas Tech leads the series, 15-12.
• K-State is 4-2 at home this season, including a 1-2 record at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.
• The Wildcats are 1-3 against ITA ranked opponents this season.
• As a team, K-State is now 84-75 in singles action and 31-41 in doubles.

Quotes
K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg
• "I am very pleased with doubles today. We had a match point to win the point and that's obviously disappointing, but looking at the bigger picture we are making great strides in doubles every week. We talk about playing more aggressive when we are up and today was a great example of that. I think we waited for Texas Tech to make mistakes instead of really going after it, and it cost us the doubles point. Texas Tech did a great job staying composed throughout the match and that's something we can do a better job at, but overall we did very well."

Coming up Next
• K-State will continue its four-match home stand next weekend, as the Wildcats host West Virginia and Iowa State to conclude its 2015 spring home schedule. K-State will face West Virginia on Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. The Wildcats will host Iowa State on Sunday, March 22, as K-State will honor its lone senior on the roster, Amina St. Hill, prior to the match.