K-State has Solid Day at Drake Jamboree

Drake Jamboree Day 2 - K-State Results (PDF)


DES MOINES, Iowa – K-State women’s tennis had another strong day at the Drake Jamboree on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Wildcats notched 10 total wins on the day.

Singles
• Kansas State captured nine of a possible 12 singles matches on Saturday.
• Recording multiple wins on Saturday were: senior Amina St. Hill and sophomores Iva Bago, Livia Cirnu and Riley Nizzi.
• Bago has now won four straight matches, as she defeated Jennie Hartjes of Creighton (6-3, 6-3) and Anastasia Reimchen of Iowa (6-4, 3-6, 1-0).
• St. Hill registered her third straight win of the fall. She opened with a straight set sweep (6-0, 6-0) over Liz Vermillion of Creighton and breezed past Montana Crawford of Iowa (6-1, 6-1).
• Nizzi secured her second and third straight wins by defeating Elizabeth Przystawski of Bradley (6-2, 6-2) and Mela Jaglarz of Drake (1-6, 6-2, 6-2).
• Cirnu tallied a pair of hard fought three-set wins over Katherine Nelsen of Creighton (3-6, 7-6, 6-4) and Katie Zordani of Iowa (3-6, 6-4, 1-0). The wins ended a personal three-match losing streak.
• Also carding a win on Saturday was sophomore Maria Panaite. Panaite, who ended a personal two-match downturn, shook off Sierra Halverson of SIUE in a three-set thriller, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Doubles
• K-State registered one doubles win on Saturday.
• The Wildcats’ lone win came from the duo of sophomores Livia Cirnu and Riley Nizzi.
• Cirnu and Nizzi opened their day with an 8-2 win over Adrienne Jensen and Lea Kozulic of Drake.

Noteworthy
• As a team, K-State is now 33-26 in singles action this fall.
• Bago’s current four-match win streak is a new career-high and tied for the longest winning streak this season by a Wildcat.
• Bago’s career record now stands at 17-22 overall.
• After enduring a personal three-match skid to open the fall, St. Hill has now won three straight matches for the first time since March 8-22, 2014. St. Hill’s career singles record improves to 39-44.
• Nizzi’s three-match win streak ties her career-high from Sept. 20-22, 2013.
• Cirnu has now won consecutive matches for the second time this season.
• Cirnu’s career record now stands at an even .500, 20-20.
• The doubles win by Cirnu and Nizzi was their third straight together. The pair played just once together in 2013-14. They are now 3-1 overall.
• The doubles win on Saturday was the ninth of Cirnu’s career, while Nizzi picked up her fourth career win.

Quotes
K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg
• “Obviously we have a lot of work ahead of us with our doubles game. We are doing a lot better with our attitude and energy, but still need to take care of the basics better.”
• “Amina had a strong day in singles, playing confident and executing her game plan well. Her positive attitude and fight is something us coaches can always count on, which makes our job a lot easier.”
• “Iva has been playing great these past couple of weeks, and she is finally starting to notice it and gain confidence from it. We made a lot of adjustments to her game; she is putting a lot of hard work into it and we are very happy it's all paying off.”

Coming up Next
• K-State will conclude action at the Drake Jamboree on Sunday.