Cyclones lose to Texas Tech, No. 9 Baylor on the road

Clint Cole

The ISU tennis team traveled to Texas this weekend to take on some of its toughest competition so far this season. The Cyclones lost to Texas Tech 6-1 on Friday in Lubbock and suffered another loss to No. 9 Baylor by score of 7-0 on Sunday in Waco.

The Cyclones struggled early against Texas Tech, dropping all three doubles matches. Juniors Maria Macedo and Tessa Lang lost at the No. 1 doubles spot 8-1, senior Erin Karonis and sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo lost 8-1 at the No. 2 spot, and sophomore Jenna Langhorst and senior Liza Wischer lost 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.

Macedo defeated Samantha Adams at the No. 2 singles spot 6-3 and 6-4. This was the Cyclones’ only victory against the Red Raiders.

The weekend didn’t get any easier when the Cyclones got to Waco to play No. 9 Baylor. Again, the struggles started early.

The Cyclones lost all three doubles matches once again. Macedo and Lang lost by a score of 8-3 at the No. 1 spot, Karonis and Cacciuttolo lost 8-6 at the No. 2 spot and Langhorst and Wischer lost 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.

The Cyclones also were unable to win a singles match against the Bears. Wischer, at the No. 6 singles spot, climbed back into her match against Cristina Danaila after losing the first set 6-2 by winning the second set 6-3. Wischer lost the tiebreaker 1-0.

The Cyclones will return to action Friday and Sunday against Texas A&M and Texas in Ames.