K-State Eases by West Virginia

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's tennis broke free of a three-match losing streak on Friday afternoon by blanking West Virginia, 4-0, at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium for the first Big 12 win under head coach Danielle Steinberg.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 4, West Virginia 0
• Records: Kansas State (7-9, 1-2 Big 12), West Virginia (9-5, 0-2 Big 12)

• Kansas State captured the early 1-0 lead over West Virginia, by winning the doubles point with a 2-0 decision with wins at number one and three doubles.
• K-State's number one pairing of sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna cruised past Hailey Barrett and Carolina Lewis, 6-3, for their fifth win in six matches together.
• The Wildcats clinched the point at number three doubles, as sophomore Maria Panaite and redshirt freshman Tegan Louw secured their first win together with a 6-3 victory over Kaja Mrgole and Yvon Martinez.
• K-State has now won the doubles point in two of the last six matches. The Wildcats are 7-1 when winning the doubles point this season.

• The Wildcats clinched the match with singles wins at numbers one, two and six singles.
• Juhasz secured the first point in singles for K-State with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Barrett at number two singles. The sophomore from Debrecen, Hungary is now 15-8 this season including a current seven-match winning streak and is unbeaten from the number two spot in the lineup. She is 28-25 in her career in singles play.
• Louw secured the third point for Kansas State with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Martinez. The win was Louw's first career Big 12 win and halted a personal three-match skid. She is 3-4 in her first season of action for K-State.
• Costamagna put the finishing touches on the win with her first career Big 12 victory, a 6-4, 6-1 win over Mrgole at number one singles. The freshman from Cordoba, Argentina, is 2-2 in her limited action this spring.

• Kansas State is 130-242 in Big 12 matches.
• This was the fifth meeting in the series between the schools. Kansas State leads the series, 5-0.
• K-State is 5-2 at home this season, including a 2-2 record at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.
• As a team, K-State is now 87-75 in singles action and 33-41 in doubles.

K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg
• "Today was a good day overall. We came out well in doubles and our number three team took care of business early on which took the pressure off from the other teams. The energy and intensity level was good and we carried it over to singles. We know we are tough to play at home and we have to feed off that confidence even more. Today needs to carry over to Sunday for another big match for us. We are hoping to get a big crowd for our last home match and Senior Day."

Coming up Next
• K-State will completed its 2015 spring home schedule on Sunday. The Wildcats will host Iowa State on Sunday, as K-State will honor its lone senior on the roster, Amina St. Hill, prior to the match. After the match, K-State will hold its annual Campus Kids Day.