Cyclone tennis falls to Kansas and Kansas State

Mark Pawlak

The ISU women’s tennis team fought hard this weekend yet lost to conference foes Kansas 5-2 and Kansas State 6-1.Against Kansas, in doubles action, the No. 1 team of junior Noortje Cornelissen and freshman Sabrina Evers were victorious, 8-3.”They played a terrific match,” head coach Michele Conlon said.Evers won the No. 3 singles match in three sets as did sophomore Courtney Leese in the No. 6 singles match.Sophomore Kristin Gyaki, at the No. 2 spot, and Cornelissen, No. 5, each battled to the third set before falling to their opponents.”We all fought hard. There were a lot of close matches that could have gone either way, which is always tough not to see them go our way,” Gyaki said.In the match against Kansas State, Cornelissen won her singles match 6-2, 7-5.”I though she played an excellent match,” said Conlon. “It was one of her best matches she has played in a while.”Kansas State is a nationally ranked team and we knew they would be tough coming in and we performed pretty well.” Despite the overall loss, Iowa State put on a good showing over the weekend. “It was a good weekend, even though the scores don’t really show that,” Gyaki said. The Cyclones will be spending time in California over spring break facing UC-Riverside and Cal State Northridge.