Struggling Cyclones swept by Jayhawks


Iowa State head coach Armando Espinosa watches as junior Samantha Budai plays against Kansas on April 10. Espinosa is coaching for his ninth season at ISU. The Cyclones lost 4-2.

Andrew Smith

After coming off a 4-0 loss at the hands of Kansas State on Friday, the Iowa State tennis team looked to turn its fortunes around against the No. 21 Kansas Jayhawks.

Heading into this match, coach Armando Espinosa knew this would prove to be a tough matchup for his young team. Kansas proved to be just that as the Jayhawks handled the Cyclones 4-0 Sunday afternoon.

The Jayhawks dominated doubles early on and jumped out to a quick lead with a pair of wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 slots.

Once again, the Cyclones couldn’t muster up very much in singles as Sami Budai was the lone Cyclone to win a set. Her and No. 60 Anastastia Rychagova battled into a third set before the match was called.