K-State tennis looks to rebound against Baylor in Big 12 opener


After the Georgia State Panthers ended Kansas State’s four-match winning streak Saturday, the No.31 Wildcat tennis team is now at 9-3 heading into its matchup on Tuesday against the No.38 Baylor Bears, who are currently 8-6.

The Bears have dominated the Wildcats in the all-time series 24-4, and they have been good against the Wildcats in Manhattan with an 8-2 record.

The Wildcats have been good at home so far this season with a 3-1 home record; the Bears have struggled so far on the road with a 2-3 road record. However, Baylor is currently on a five-match winning streak.

The Wildcats have scored an average of 4.6 points in their last five games. The Wildcats will need to continue their scoring to defeat the Bears when they come to town.

Like most teams have this year, the Bears will have a big task ahead of them when it comes to doubles against K-State. K-State doubles has been very strong, winning nine of 12 matches this season.

The No.1 doubles senior Carolina Costamagna and freshman Margot Decker have won a total of eight matches together in this spring season. These two are still feeling good coming off a 6-2 win in their doubles matchup against Georgia State.

The sophomore Ines Mesquita and freshman Anna Turco duo should continue to be good for K-State, as they are coming off a blowout win in their last doubles matchup against Georgia State. Mesquita and Turco are 3-1 together this year.

Freshmen Maria Linares and Rosanna Maffei are also coming off a win together against Georgia State.

Against Baylor, the Wildcats will need to bounce back in singles and finish strong. K-State crumbled in singles in their loss to the Panthers, as they dropped four of the final five singles matches.

The match will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.