The Kansas State tennis team has been looking for its first win in Big 12 Conference play, and despite hopes of finding it against Texas Tech, the Wildcats lost 4-3 on Sunday at home.
The Wildcats went 2-4 in singles play on Sunday afternoon, with K-State winning the third and fifth singles matches of the day.
The Wildcats then beat the Red Raiders in two sets in No. 5 singles. Junior Ines Mesquita competed against Olivia Peet and won 7-5, 6-0.
The Red Raiders claimed No. 2 singles with Nell Miller defeating sophomore Margot Decker 7-5, 6-4.
In the sixth match at No. 4 singles, Anto Stoica of Texas Tech won in two sets against freshman Karine-Marion Job 7-5, 7(7)-6(0).
Before that, though, K-State sophomore Anna Turco forced her No. 3 singles match to three sets against Kennedy Bridgforth. Turco lost the first set 6-2 and forced a third set after winning 6-1. The match was won by Turco with a 7-5 victory.
In doubles play, the Wildcats won two matches against the Red Raiders.
The duo of Job and Mesquita lost in No. 2 doubles 6-3 to Miller and Maltby.
In No. 3 doubles, freshman Ioana Gheorghita and sophomore Maria Linares won 6-4 over Peet and Reagan Collins. To finish out the day, K-State duo Turco and Decker beat Rush and Bridgforth 7(7)-6(3) in No. 1 doubles.
The Wildcats will next take on West Virginia in Manhattan at 3:30 p.m. Friday.