Cyclones Fall To Missouri, 4-2, At Big 12 Tourney
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Iowa State tennis team gave Missouri all it could handle before falling, 4-2, at the Big 12 Championships at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the campus of Texas A&M. The match featured a trio of three-set finishes, with Missouri (11-11) outlasting Iowa State (4-19) in the decisive showdown at No. 1 singles.
Missouri led 3-2 with the matches at No. 1 and No. 3 singles in a third set. The contest was decided when Missouri’s Nina Pantic rallied for the 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 win over Iowa State senior Maria Fernanda Macedo.
The Cyclones trailed 2-0 before senior Marie-Christine Chartier put them on the board with a straight-set, 6-4, 7-6, win over Annemijn Koenen. Missouri quickly regained the lead as Rachel Stuhlmann ousted Ksenia Pronina, 6-3, 6-3.
Jenna Langhorst was able to keep the Cyclones in the match with a three-set win over Missouri’s Jamie Mera at No. 5 singles. Langhorst won the first set, 6-3, and then dominated in the third set with a 6-1 win.
The Cyclones fell behind early as Missouri won all three doubles matches to capture the first point of the contest. The Cyclones kept it close, with Langhorst and Pronina falling 8-6 to Missouri’s duo of Ashleigh Chiaf and Alex Clark.
At No. 3 singles, ISU’s Simona Cacciuttolo and Missouri’s Maria Christensen were deadlocked in the third set, which was ended at the conclusion of the match at No. 1 singles. Cacciuttolo ends the season with four-straight Big 12 wins.
#1 – Nina Pantic (MU) def. Maria Fernanda Macedo (ISU), 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
#2 – Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Ksenia Pronina (ISU), 6-3, 6-3
#3 – Simona Cacciutttolo (ISU) vs. Maria Christensen (MU), 3-6, 7-6, 2-2 DNF
#4 – Alex Clark (MU) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU), 6-3, 6-3
#5 – Jenna Langhorst (ISU) def. Jamie Mera (MU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
#6 – Marie-Christine Chartier (ISU) def. Annemijn Koenen (MU), 6-4, 7-6
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 2, 5, 1
#1 – No. 83 Jamie Mera/Nina Pantic (MU) def. Maria Fernanda Macedo/Tessa Lang (ISU), 8-3
#2 – Maria Christensen/Annemijn Koenen (MU) vs. Simona Cacciuttolo/Marie-Christine Chartier (ISU), 7-5 (DNF)
#3 – Ashleigh Chiaf/Alex Clark (MU) def. Jenna Langhorst/Ksenia Pronina (ISU), 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 3.