Tennis defeats SMU 4-1, advancing to 7-4 on the season

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Junior Anna Turco competes against Washington at Body First Tennis Center in Manhattan. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

The No. 38 Wildcats took care of business against Southern Methodist University, defeating the Mustangs 4-1.

The duo of junior Maria Linares and sophomore Karine-Marion Job came back from a 5-3 deficit to win 7-6, putting the Wildcats up 1-0 for the match.

SMU tied the match with a win in No. 1 singles, but Job won in singles 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 spot to put the Wildcats back in front, 2-1.

K-State strengthened its lead in No. 3 singles as Linares won her match in two sets.

After going back and forth, the Wildcats took control soon after and held on to win.

The tennis team will return to action on March 4 when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Manhattan.

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