Kansas State snaps Iowa State’s 12-meet win streak


Freshman Annabella Bonadonna hits the ball at her singles match against Kansas on April 10. The Cyclones fell 4-2.

Andrew Smith

Iowa State tennis suffered its first loss since Feb. 5 when it dropped a match against in-state rival Iowa.

Kansas State came into the matchup dropping three of its last four matches, two of which came to ranked Big 12 foes. Iowa State came in on a 12-game win streak and looked to build momentum.

In Iowa State’s first Big 12 meet, Kansas State came out hot and quickly put the Cyclone away in doubles with a pair of 6-3 wins in the No. two and three slots.

The only Cyclone team to have a lead was the No. 1 slot with Sami Budai and Maty Cancini who led 4-3 before the match was called.

The Cyclones couldn’t muster up the strength to comeback in singles like they did against New Mexico State and fell to the Wildcats 4-0.

Five out of the six Cyclones fell in straight sets in singles and Annabella Bonadonna did not even start her match at the No. 6 spot. The lone Cyclone to win a set was Sami Budai who lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Iowa State will play No. 21 Kansas this Sunday and will hopefully look to yield better results against their first ranked foe of the spring season.