K-State tennis defeated 6-1 in singles by No. 18 Texas

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The Kansas State tennis team faced off against No.18 Texas in Austin, Texas, on Friday. The Longhorns defeated the Wildcats 6-1.The Wildcats are now 10-6 on the season.

Although the Wildcats lost the matchup, four of the singles matches had to be decided by three sets.

K-State opened the doubles play with a 6-3 victory by sophomores Margot Decker and Anna Turco but got swept in the final two to lose the crucial doubles point.

However, The Longhorns secured the doubles point with 6-4 victories by sophomores Bojana Markovic and Fernanda Labraña over freshman Ioana Gheorghita and sophomore Maria Linares and by juniors Anna Bianca Turati over junior Ines Mesquita and freshman Karine-Marion Job.

Junior Petra Granic took the first singles point for Texas with a 6-2 and 7-5 win over Job to give the Longhorns an early two-point lead.

K-State earned a point with a singles win from Gheorghita over freshman Tijana Spasojevic. Gheorghita dropped the first set 6-3 but fought back to win the next two sets.

Texas took back a two-point lead after a 6-3, 6-4 victory by Turati over Linares. The Longhorns recorded a fourth point to secure the matchup with a win in three sets by Markovic over Turco.

A win in three sets by Labraña over junior Ires Mesquita in three sets gave Texas their fifth point of the afternoon. Mesquita took the match into a third set with a 6-3 win in the second set.

Decker battled junior Anna Turati to the very end in the last result of the afternoon to give Texas a 6-1 match win. Decker took the first set 6-2 before losing 7-5 in each of the final two sets.

K-State will travel to Waco, Texas, for a matchup with Baylor on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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