K-State Drops Heart Breaker in Home Finale

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's tennis honored its lone senior on the roster, Amina St. Hill, before Saturday's match, but Iowa State captured a narrow 4-3 win over the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon in K-State's regular season home finale.


The Basics
• Score: Iowa State 4, Kansas State 3
• Records: Kansas State (7-10, 1-3 Big 12), Iowa State (7-9, 2-2 Big 12)

Doubles
• Kansas State took an early 1-0 lead over Iowa State, by winning the doubles point with a 2-0 decision with wins at number one and two doubles.
• K-State's number one pairing of sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna cruised past Samantha Budai and Ksenia Pronina, 6-1, for their sixth win in seven matches together this spring.
• The Wildcats clinched the point at number two doubles, as sophomores Iva Bago and Livia Cirnu defeated Meghan Cassens and Ana Gasparovic of Iowa State, 6-3. The win by the tandem of Bago and Cirnu is the first of the season for the duo, 1-5.
• K-State has now won the doubles point in two straight matches and in three of the teams last seven matches. The Wildcats are 7-2 when winning the doubles point this season.

Singles
• Iowa State clinched the match with singles wins at numbers one, two, four and six singles.
• Bago ended a personal two-match skid with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Cassens at number three singles. Bago improves to 15-11 this season, including an 8-6 mark this spring.
• Sophomore Maria Panaite tallied the Wildcats' other win with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Caroline Andersen at number five singles. Panaite is 9-14 this season and improves to 4-8 this spring.

Noteworthy
• Kansas State is 130-243 in Big 12 matches.
• This was the 40th meeting in the series between the schools. Kansas State leads the series, 29-11, including a 13-4 mark in matches played in Manhattan.
• K-State finished its home schedule with a 5-3 record this season, including a 2-3 record at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.
• As a team, K-State is now 89-79 in singles action and 35-41 in doubles.

Coming up Next
• K-State will now embark on a seven-match road trip to end the regular season. The Wildcats will stay in the state of Kansas for its next three matches, as Kansas State travels to Wichita to face Wichita State and Newman on Saturday, March 28. Following its trip to Wichita, K-State will visit Kansas on Saturday, April 4 at 12 p.m.