Wildcat tennis swept in Austin

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Dinara Alloyarova, freshman in psychology, and Manami Ukita, sophomore in psychology, play in a doubles match against Wichita State on March 27, 2022. K-State beat Wichita state 6-1. (Archive photo by Kendall Spencer | Collegian Media Group)

The No. 52 Kansas State women’s tennis team fell 4-0 to the No. 4 Texas Longhorns in the Texas Tennis Center in Austin, Texas, this weekend.

Kicking off the doubles matches was the team of Charlotte Chavatipon and Kylie Collins of Texas going head to head against the K-State’s Dinara Alloyarova and Manami Ukita. The Wildcat duo dropped the game 6-0.

The second match to finish was the Longhorns’ Vivian Ovrootsky and Sabina Zeynalova against the Wildcat duo of Anna Turco and Ioana Gheorghita. The Wildcat pair dropped the match 6-1, giving Texas the doubles point.

In the singles competitions, it was Peyton Stearns of Texas up against Maria Linares for the Wildcats. Stearns beat Linares in consecutive sets to take the match, 6-1, 6-2.

Kylie Collins of Texas finished off the Wildcats’ Karine Marion-Job in two straight, hard-fought sets, winning 6-4, 6-3.

The last finished singles match of the day was between Charlotte Chavatipon for the Longhorns against Ioana Gheorghita for the Wildcats. Once again, the Wildcats lost in two straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

There were three unfinished singles matches. The first was between Texas’ Sabina Zeynalova and the Wildcats’ Florentine Dekkers. The second was against the Longhorns’ Vivian Ovrootsky and the Wildcats’ Rosanna Maffei. The last was against Allura Zamarripa of the Longhorns up against Anna Turco for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats will play their last regular-season game in Lawrence on Saturday, April 16.

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