No. 8 Texas Takes 6-1 Win over Cyclones
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State opened Big 12 competition with a 6–1 loss against No. 8 Texas Friday afternoon at the Forker Tennis Courts. The Cyclones’ record drops to 3-11, 0-1 in conference, and the Longhorns improve to 8-4, 1-0 in Big 12 play.
Simona Cacciuttolo tied her No. 3 singles match up after she came back from a 6-0 loss in the first set. She won 7-5 to even the playing field, and fought hard for a 7-6 victory from a 10-8 tiebreaker to take the win.
Texas clinched the match after No. 75 Krista Damico’s 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 1 singles over Maria Macedo. Jenna Langhorst and Meghan Cassens fell at No. 5 and No. 4 respectively, and it was after these losses and the doubles point that Texas took the win.
The doubles matches went in favor of the Longhorns despite a big comeback from Marie-Christine Chartier and Tessa Lang at No. 3. The duo came back from a 6-3 deficit in the tiebreaker to take the win over Juliana Gajic and Elizabeth Begley 8-7 (8-6).
Iowa State continues its home court matches when the team hosts Texas A&M on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
1. No. 75 Krista Damico (UT) def. Maria Fernanda Macedo (ISU) 6-3, 6-4
2.No. 122 Noel Scott (UT) def. Ksenia Pronina (ISU) 7-6 (3), 6-2
3.Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (UT) 0-6, (5), 1-0 (8)
4.Lina Padegimaite (UT) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU) 6-2, 6-0
5.Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Jenna Langhorst (ISU) 6-0, 6-2
6.Juliana Gajic (UT) Marie-Christine Chartier (ISU) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
1.No. 23 Padegimaite/Scott (UT) def. Macedo/Pronina (ISU) 8-4
2.Gaygan-Leach/Scott (UT) def. Langhorst/Cacciuttolo (IUS) 8-2
3.Chartier/Lang (ISU) def. Gajic/Begley (UT) 8-7 (6)