K-State falls in quarterfinals of Big 12 Championship

Head Coach Danielle Steinberg talks with the team before the singles portion of the match 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 fell to top-seeded Baylor 4-0 Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championship, shutting the door on the Wildcats’ chances at a conference title.

“Congratulations to Baylor, they were too good for us today,” K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg said to K-State Sports. “We have a long way to go, but I think we made a big step forward this week and hopefully we can build on it going into the off season and into next year.”

Despite the end result, K-State did enjoy success at the tournament in Waco, Texas. The Wildcats cruised past Iowa State 4-1 in the opening round Thursday to set up the meeting with Baylor.

Against the Cyclones, K-State fell behind early 1-0 with Iowa State wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The Wildcats, however, stormed back and clinched four singles wins.

On Friday, the Wildcats ended their season with the loss to Baylor. Senior Amina St. Hill was ailed by injuries this season, but ended her career at K-State with a 47-45 record.

K-State finished the season 9-17 in Steinberg’s first year as head coach.