Tennis advanced two doubles pairs to championship round of Gopher Invitational


Freshman Karen Alvarez warms up to play against the University of Ohio on April 21.

Jack Shover

The Iowa State tennis team finished the third day of the Gopher Invitational with a 3-3 record during doubles and a 2-4 singles record.

Maty Cancini will be playing for fifth place in her respective No. 1 bracket after defeating Jana Lazerovic from from South Dakota 6-2, 7-5, 10-4 in her only match of the day.  

Regina Espindola will play in the consolation finals of the No. 2 singles bracket after winning her match against Hayley Haakenstad from Nebraska 6-4, 6-3. Annabella Bonadonna lost 6-2, 6-1 to Camilla Vargas-Gomez from Minnesota.

Margarita Timakova will play for third place in the No. 3 singles bracket after losing 6-2, 6-4 to Barbara Mancera from Minnesota. In the same bracket, Erin Freeman lost her first set 5-0 before being retired in the second set. Isa Sullivan from North Dakota was awarded the win versus Freeman.

In the No. 4 singles bracket, Karen Alvarez lost her only match 3-6, 6-3, 10-3.

In doubles, Cancini paired with Espindola, overwhelmingly winning their first match 6-0. The pair then narrowly lost in the championship round 7-6. Cancini paired with Ekaterina Repina, who didn’t play today, yesterday.

Timakova/Bonadonna lost 6-0 before winning 6-0 in the consolation. 

Alvarez/Freeman won 6-3 then lost 7-5 in the championship round. 

The Cyclones’ current records during the Invitational are 13-7 for doubles and 8-11 for singles.