Wildcats fall to Shockers, rebound over Newman in Wichita

Livia Cirnu, sophomore, returns a volley during the K-State vs. Iowa State Tennis game on March 22, 2015 at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium. The Wildcats took a loss of 4-2 against Iowa State. (Cassandra Nguyen | The Collegian)

K-State women’s tennis (8-11, 1-3) split results over the weekend to begin a seven-match road trip.

No. 25 Wichita State dominated the Wildcats, 4-0. The Shockers jumped out on top early with a doubles point victory coming from No. 2 and No. 3. The Shockers then made quick work of K-State with wins at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 singles in straight sets.

K-State is now 1-4 against teams ranked in the top 75 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Wildcats, however, still hold a slight 23-21 edge over their in-state rivals from Wichita.

In the nightcap, the Wildcats topped Newman, 5-1, in the first meeting between the two schools. K-State captured a double point with wins by the pairings of sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna and sophomores Iva Bago and Livia Cirnu.

K-State clinched the win with victories at No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Bago and Juhasz also secured their 16th win of the season at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.

Next Saturday, the Wildcats will head to Lawrence to face their other in-state rival starting at noon.