ISU tennis team falls to No. 19 Texas Tech, 5-2


Photo: David Merrill/Iowa State Da

Photo: Sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo hits a forehand return shot against Texas. She would go winless on the day, however and Texas took home the 5-2 overall victory. David Merrrill/Iowa State Daily

Michael Schmitt

The ISU tennis team came up short in a 5-2 loss to No. 19 Texas Tech on Sunday.

All three doubles teams lost to put the Cyclones (4-17, 1-7 Big 12) down 1-0. The Cyclones did not come close, with the closest doubles matches being won 8-3 by the Lady Raiders (18-4, 8-1).

In singles play, Iowa State got a big win by sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo against No. 120 Rashmi Teltumbde in a 6-4, 6-2 victory. It was Cacciuttolo’s fourth straight conference win in singles.

ISU senior Maria Fernanda Macedo also won for the Cyclones, with a 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 against Elizabeth Ullathorne.

It was the second consecutive conference win for Macedo after she struggled for part of the season.

The Cyclones will travel to Waco, Texas, to take on No. 13 Baylor at 5 p.m. on Monday.