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Pronina Takes Runner-Up Title at FGCU Invite

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Release: 01/20/2014
         
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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Iowa State junior Ksenia Pronina finished as runner-up in the top-flight Monday at the FGCU Spring Invite.

After working her way through the bracket, the Dusseldorf, Germany native lost in the final round to FGCU’s own Sarah Means, 6-1, 6-0.

Junior Meghan Cassens and sophomore Ana Gasparovic took the runner-up spot in top flight doubles after a loss to Polina Konop and Tatiana Larina of Northwestern State of Louisiana, 6-1. Freshman Samantha Budai teamed up with Pronina for a win in backdraws, defeating Means and her sister, Elizabeth Means, 7-5.

In top flight singles, Budai won in backdraws over Arkansas State’s Janie Nowland, 7-6, 6-1, while junior Meghan Cassens lost to FGCU’s Breana Stampfli, 6-2, 6-0.

Gasparovic, along with freshman Lydia Green, earned a win in backdraws today in Flight B Singles. Green defeated Northwestern State of Louisiana’s Daniela Simonova, 6-3, 7-5. Gasparovic played Florida Atlantic’s Lyndsey Boos, taking the win, 6-4, 6-1. Senior Emma Waites put up a fight against Florida Atlantic’s Stephanie Cardullo, but eventually fell, 6-3, 7-5.

In Flight C singles, Caroline Andersen took down Arkansas State’s Sofia Krsmanovic in backdraws, 6-1, 6-2.

The Cyclones will start the home season January 24th against Southeast Missouri State at 9 a.m., and Nebraska-Omaha at noon.

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FINAL RESULTS

SINGLES- FLIGHT A
Finals
Sarah Means (FGCU) def. Ksenia Pronina (ISU)– 6-1, 6-0

Backdraw
Breana Stampfli (FGCU) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU) – 6-2, 6-0
Samantha Budai (ISU) def. Janie Nowland (ASU) – 7-6,6-1

SINGLES- FLIGHT B
Backdraw
Lydia Green (ISU) def. Daniela Simonova (NSU) - 6-3,7-5
Ana Gasparovic (ISU) def. Lyndsey Boos (FAU) – 6-4, 6-1
Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) def. Emma Waites (ISU) – 6-3, 7-5


SINGLES- FLIGHT C
Backdraw
Caroline Andersen (ISU) def. Sofia Krsmanovic (ASU) – 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES- FLIGHT A
Finals
Konop/Larina (NSU) def. Cassens/Gasparovic (ISU)– 6-1
Backdraw
Budai/Pronina (ISU) def. Means/Means (FGCU) – 7-5

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