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Cyclones Bested by Marshall

Release: 02/22/2014
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The Iowa State tennis team (6-4, 0-0 Big 12) faced a tough match Saturday afternoon, losing to No. 70 Marshall (6-2, 0-0 Conference USA), 7-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Ksenia Pronina and Samantha Budai started the Cyclones off with an 8-2 win over Dana Oppinger and Anna Pomyatinskaya. Marshall eventually took the point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

In singles, Pronina again faced Oppinger, winning the first set before eventually losing in a forced tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-5, 10-7.

Senior Emma Waites was also forced into a tiebreaker after a first-set tiebreaker, losing to Pomatinskaya, 7-5, 2-6, 4-6.

The Cyclones will be looking for success next Friday at home against Bradley and South Dakota. Play is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Ames Racquet and Fitness Center.

ISU-0, Marshall-7
Doubles results
No. 1: Pronina/Budai def. Oppinger/Pomatinskaya, 8-2
No. 2: Timko/Turhan def. Cassens/Gasparovic, 8-7, 7-1
No. 3: Broomfield/Morales def. Waites/Andersen, 8-5
Singles results
No 1: Dana Oppinger def. Ksenia Pronina, 6-4, 5-6, 10-7
No 2: Derya Turhan def. Meghan Cassens 6-1, 6-2
No 3: Kai Broomfield def. Ana Gasparovic, 6-4, 6-4
No 4: Karli Timko def. Lydia Green, 6-1, 6-0
No 5: Anna Ponyatinskaya def. Emma Waites, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
No. 6: Rachael Morales def. Caroline Andersen, 6-2, 6-1

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