ISU tennis team drops 4th consecutive match

Michael Schmitt

The ISU tennis team lost its fourth consecutive match on Sunday 6-1 to No. 16 Texas A&M.

The Aggies (11-1, 2-0 Big 12) started off the match by sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead against the Cyclones (3-12, 0-2).

In No. 1 singles, ISU senior Maria Fernanda Macedo lost 5-0 after quitting early due to a sore ankle.

In the No. 2 spot, No. 111 Nazari Urbina defeated ISU freshman Ksenia Pronina 6-1, 6-4.

To round out the Aggies’ trio of ranked players, No. 70 Sun Wen defeated ISU sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo 6-4, 6-3.

Iowa State also lost the No. 4 and No. 5 singles spots with losses by Meghan Cassens and Jenna Langhorst.

The Cyclones’ lone win of the day came in the No. 6 singles spot from senior Marie-Christine Chartier. She defeated Sheri Oliver 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (7) to record her ninth duals win of the season.

After losing their first two conference meets, the Cyclones will prepare to travel south to take on Oklahoma on Friday and Oklahoma State on Saturday.