Jayhawks snap Wildcats’ streak at 54th Sunflower Showdown

Head Coach Danielle Steinberg talks with sophomore Livia Cirnu during the K-State vs. Iowa State tennis game at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium on March 22, 2015. The Wildcats took a loss of 4-2 against Iowa State. (File Photo by Cassandra Nguyen | The Collegian)

K-State women’s tennis (8-12, 1-4) had their six-match winning streak snapped against in-state rival Kansas on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in Lawrence, 4-0.

Kansas jumped out to an early lead by securing the doubles point, with wins coming at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.

The Jayhawks capped off the team win with wins at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 singles. K-State sophomore Livia Cirnu led 7-5, 5-2 in her match. Freshman Carolina Costamagna was leading 6-3, 2-3 in her singles match.

K-State has now fallen to 14-40 against against Kansas all-time, including 6-17 in matches played in Lawrence. The Wildcats are also 1-8 in true road matches this season.

“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,” K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg said to K-State Sports.

The Wildcats will return to action next weekend in Oklahoma. K-State will face No. 32 Oklahoma at 5 p.m. on Friday, and No. 13 Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.