K-State Defeated by No. 9 Oklahoma State

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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Kansas State women's tennis closed out its weekend in Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon, as No. 9 Oklahoma State closed out its spring home schedule at Greenwood Tennis Center with a 4-0 win over the Wildcats.

The Basics
· Score: (9) Oklahoma State 4, Kansas State 0
· Records: Kansas State (8-14, 1-6 Big 12), (9) Oklahoma State (18-4, 5-2 Big 12)

· Oklahoma State went in front, 1-0, by winning the doubles point with a 2-1 decision with wins at number one and three doubles.
· K-State's number two pairing of sophomores Livia Cirnu and Iva Bago secured a 6-3 win over No. 67 ranked Katarina Adamovic and Vladica Babic. The duo is now 3-7 this season when paired together.
· The Cowgirls secured the doubles point with a 6-3 win at number one doubles and a 6-1 victory at number three.

· Oklahoma State clinched the match with singles wins at numbers three, five and six singles.
· The Cowgirls tallied a 6-2, 6-1 win at number six singles, a 6-0, 6-2 win at number and a 6-1, 6-2 win at number three singles to seal the victory.
· Cirnu was involved in a third set at number four singles when the match was halted.
· Carolina Costamagna and Palma Juhasz were also still in action at number one and two singles when the match was clinched.

· Kansas State is 130-246 in Big 12 matches.
· This was the 42nd meeting in the series between the schools. Oklahoma State leads the series, 36-6, including a 16-2 mark in matches played in Stillwater.
· K-State is 1-6 against teams ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.
· The Wildcats are 1-10 in true road matches this season.
· As a team, K-State is now 93-91 in singles action and 38-49 in doubles.

Kansas State head coach Danielle Steinberg
· "I am really happy with today and the weekend overall. Today was a lot closer than the score showed and we were just a few points away from taking the doubles point. OSU played tough in the last few points and credit goes to them for being aggressive and taking the doubles at number one."

"We talk with the team about being consistent in certain areas that are under our control, and once we can do that, things will come together and this team is going to be very dangerous. To play a top 10 team this hard, at their home, gives us a lot of hope and motivation to keep working harder and harder and getting better every day."

Coming up Next
· Kansas State wraps up its regular season schedule with a Texas two-step next weekend. The Wildcats will face No. 36 Texas on Friday, April 17 in Austin and then will visit No. 7 Baylor in Waco on Sunday, April 19.