Cyclones fall to Kangaroos 5-2


Then sophomore Regina Espindola played for Iowa State Tennis on April 23, 2017. Epindola fell to Aliona Bolsova of Oklahoma State.

Nash Vanbibber

The Iowa State Cyclones were defeated by the UMKC Kangaroos 5-2 this afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.

During singles action, Margarita Timakova was the only Cyclone to obtain a win when she defeated Thanushree Vale 6-3, 7-6 in the No. 6 position.

The Cyclones could not capture a win during doubles play. At the No. 1 position of Cancini/Espindola, they were defeated by Johnson/Grechkina 6-2. Freeman/Bonadonna were also defeated by Ladutska/Ball 6-2 at the No. 2 position. At the No. 3 position, Regina/Timakova went unfinished facing off against Fries/Lathouri. When it was called, the score was 4-4.


No. 1: Maty Cancini was defeated by Aliona Ladutska (UMKC) 6-7, 3-6.

No. 2: Regina Espindola was defeated by Kate Fries (UMKC) 7-5, 4-6, 4-6.

No. 3: Erin Freeman was defeated by Melinda Johnson (UMKC) 4-6, 6-4, 4-6.

No. 4: Ekaterina Repina was defeated by Yana Grechkina (UMKC) 5-7, 3-6.

No. 5: Margarita Timakova defeated Thanushree Vale (UMKC) 6-3, 7-6.

No. 6: Annabela Bonadonna was defeated by Grace Ball (UMKC) 1-6, 3-6.


No. 1: Cancini/Espindola defeated Johnson/Grechkina (UMKC) 6-2.

No. 2: Freeman/Bonadonna defeated Ladutska/Ball (UMKC) 6-2.

No. 3: Regina/Timakova played against Fries/Lathouri (UMKC) but their match went unfinished. It ended at 4-4.

The Cyclones will start Big 12 play Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After facing Oklahoma State, the Cyclones will face Oklahoma at noon on Sunday in Norman, Oklahoma.