Pronina, Budai, Waites Earn Wins
HOUSTON, Texas- Three Iowa State tennis players finished the day with first round singles wins in Houston.
After doubles losses from both Cyclone pairs, Ksenia Pronina started off the afternoon with a win for Iowa State. The junior earned her victory in a tough match against Alexandra Stanova of Maryland , 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5).
The day continued with another win from Samantha Budai. The freshman from London, Ontario defeated Stephen F. Austin’s Laura Servise, 7-5, 6-1.
Senior Emma Waites made her return to competition today for the first time since she took the title over teammate Caroline Andersen at the UNI Invitational. Waited also grabbed a first round win, taking down Erika Bond from Prairie View A&M, 6-2, 6-0.
Iowa State will continue play in Houston tomorrow with second round singles and doubles play.
Sedano/Lorca (SFA) def. Waites/Pronina (ISU), 9-8 (3)
Kordolaimi/Vogasari (UH) def. Budai/Gasparovic (ISU), 8-6
Ksenia Pronina (ISU) def. Alexandra Stanova (UM) , 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
Samantha Budai (ISU) def. Laura Servise (SFA) , 7-5, 6-1
Emma Waites (ISU) def. Erika Bond (PV), 6-2, 6-0
Solomiya Zinko (Rice) def. Ana Gasparovic (ISU), 6-1, 6-1