Cyclones pick up victory against Portland

Kristin Peterson

The ISU tennis team defeated Portland 5-2 on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Seattle. Iowa State improved to a 2-5 record and Portland is now 5-6.

Iowa State swept the doubles to get a 2-0 lead early in the match.

Ksenia Pronina and Jenna Langhorst won No.1 double 8-3. Simona Cacciuttolo and Caroline Andersen defeated Portland at No. 2 doubles 8-6.

Ana Gasparovic and Meghan Cassens won a close doubles match 9-8 (5). Cacciuttolo lost at No. 1 singles 5-7, 0-6 and Ana Gasporovic lost 1-6, 3-6 at No. 3 singles.

Pronina won at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-2 contributing the first singles points for the Cyclones.

Meghan Cassens, Jenna Langhorst and Emma Waites all picked up singles victories for the Cyclones. Cassens finished 6-3, 6-2 and Langhorst won 3-6, 4-6.Waites match went into a third set where she finally defeated Dhatt Saroop 7-5, 0-6, 6-3.

The Cyclones play again Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Seattle, facing No. 36 Washington.