Cyclones can’t get past Texas, four straight losses


Iowa State freshman Annabella Bonadonna waits for a serve from Kansas at the tennis match on April 10. The Cyclones would go on to fall 4-2. Bonadonna attended high school in Venezuela where she won a national championship from 2010-2013.

Andrew Smith

The Iowa State tennis team (15-6, 1-4 Big 12) lost against the No. 21 Texas Longhorns (10-6, 4-2 Big 12) Sunday morning.

The Cyclones were unable to take advantage of several deuce-point opportunities in doubles and fell early on in No.1 doubles 6-0.

The Longhorns managed to get the win at No. 3 doubles, 6-2. Despite a quick start, the No. 2 spot of Annabella Bonadonna and Margarita Timakova were unable to get a win as they did not finish at 5-3.

Iowa State headed into singles down a point and needing a spark against a Texas team who has three players in the top 100 in its singles lineup.

The Cyclones quickly dropped No. 3 by a score of 6-1, 6-0, giving Texas the early advantage.

The Cyclones couldn’t muster up the strength to gain any traction in their first sets losing them all. 

The Longhorns took advantage winning No. 5 and 6 winning the match 4-0. But the top two Cyclones in Maty Cancini and Sami Budai battled back and were each in the position to force a third set. 

The other match of the day versus Central College was cancelled due to inclement weather it will likely be rescheduled at a later date.