FT. MYERS, Fla. - The Iowa State tennis team wrapped up the tournament portion of its schedule today at the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational. Sophomore Ksenia Pronina highlighted the weekend for the Cyclones.
Pronina finished third in the top singles bracket. Pronina defeated Sarah Means of Florida Gulf Coast in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. Pronina and doubles partner Simona Cacciuttolo finished second in the top doubles bracket as well. Pronina and Cacciuttolo fell in a competitive match against Kseniya Bardabush and Franziska Sprinkmeyer of North Texas, 9-8(5).
Emma Waites captured the consolation bracket final in her respective bracket. Waites won in straight sets over Vanja Bogetic of Northwestern State, 6-0, 6-1.
Meghan Cassens and Ana Gasparovic teamed up for another doubles victory on the last day of the tournament. Cassens and Gasparovic defeated Sarah Means and Elizabeth Means of Florida Gulf Coast, 8-5.
Iowa State will begin the dual meet portion of their schedule Saturday January 26th when the Cyclones take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Ksenia Pronina (ISU) def. Sarah Means (Florida Gulf Coast) - 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
Nataly Krutova (Northwestern State) def. Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) - 6-5, retired due to injury
Meghan Cassens (ISU) def. Brittany Yang (Liberty) - 6-1, 2-6, 10-7
Cameron Richard (Liberty) def. Jenna Langhorst (ISU) - 6-2, 6-2
Agustina Valenzuela (North Texas) def. Ana Gasparovic (ISU) - 6-2, 6-4
Emma Waites (ISU) def. Vanja Bogetic (Northwestern State) - 6-0, 6-1
Jessie Boda (Liberty) def. Caroline Andersen (ISU) - 3-6, 7-5, 11-9
Claudia Ortiz (ISU) def. Zhoe Solaun (Florida Gulf Coast) - 6-2, 6-2
Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer (North Texas) def. Pronina/Cacciutolo - 9-8(5)
Starkova/Vykydalova (North Texas) def. Langhorst/Andersen (ISU) - 8-1
Cassens/Gasparovic (ISU) def. Means/Means (Florida Gulf Coast) - 8-5
Boda/Domenench (Liberty) def. Ortiz/Waites (ISU) - 9-8(9)