K-State Downed by KU on Saturday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas State women's tennis started the final stretch of its 2015 spring schedule on Saturday afternoon at Kansas. The Jayhawks ended the Wildcats' six match winning streak against KU with a 4-0 win at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

The Basics
· Score: Kansas 4, Kansas State 0
· Records: Kansas State (8-12, 1-4 Big 12), Kansas (7-10, 3-2 Big 12)

Doubles
· Kansas jumped in front, 1-0, by winning the doubles point with a 2-0 decision with wins at number two and three doubles.
· The Jayhawks secured the doubles point with a 6-3 win at number two doubles and a 6-1 victory at number three.
· K-State's number one pairing of sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna were in the lead, 5-3, when the match was halted.

Singles
· Kansas clinched the match with singles wins at numbers two, five and six singles.
· Sophomore Livia Cirnu was on the verge of winning her match at number four singles, 7-5, 5-2 when the match was clinched. Cirnu is 14-11 overall this season and 8-6 this spring.
· Freshman Carolina Costamagna was involved in a tight match at number one singles, as she won the the first set 6-3, but trailed in the second to Maria Belen Luduena, 3-2. Costamagna is 2-3 in her limited action this season with the Wildcats.

Noteworthy
· Kansas State is 130-244 in Big 12 matches.
· This was the 44th meeting in the series between the schools. Kansas leads the series, 40-14, including a 17-6 mark in matches played in Lawrence. K-State had won six straight in the series.
· The Wildcats are 1-8 in true road matches this season.
· As a team, K-State is now 93-86 in singles action and 37-45 in doubles.

Quote
Kansas State head coach Danielle Steinberg
· "Hats off to Kansas for playing aggressive tennis and maintaining a high level throughout the match. I think we came out with good energy and intensity, and the doubles point could have gone either way with number one playing great doubles. This loss should be a great motivator for the team to keep working hard to get better and play even harder next year when we host KU."

Coming up Next
· K-State will continue its seven-match road trip next weekend, as the Wildcats travel to the state of Oklahoma. Kansas State will face No. 32 Oklahoma on Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m., and No. 13 Oklahoma State on Sunday at 1 p.m.