Iowa State tennis beats Stetson, Flager


Iowa State senior Samantha Budai smiles at her singles match against Kansas on April 10 at the Forker Tennis Courts. ISU lost 4-2.

Andrew Smith

The Iowa State tennis team (8-2, 0-0 Big 12) once again beat its opponents as it took a trip to St. Augustine, Florida.  

Iowa State beat Stetson Hatters and the Flager Saints.

The Cyclones started off the match with the early lead as they took the doubles point against the Hatters. Two out of the three pairs walked away victorious. Annabella Bonadonna and Margarita Timakova continued their win streak as they took the match 6-4.

The turning point for the Cyclones came with the last doubles match. Karen Alvarez and Regina Espindola won a huge 7-6 (5) decision that proved to be a big momentum swing for the Cyclones.

After winning the two doubles matches Iowa State cruised in singles winning five of the six matchups. Samantha Budai continued her march into the record books, winning a thrilling match 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. 

Once the dust settled the Cyclones came out on top 4-0.

On the second game of the day the Cyclones took on the Saints and downed them by a final of 4-1.

The Cyclones began strong winning the doubles point taking two out of the three matches with the same pairs winning in both.

Iowa State ended up taking five out of the six matches in an impressive showing. Three Cyclones won their matches in straight sets as Budai, Espindola and Bonadonna all continued their singles successes that has helped the Cyclones roll on their five game win streak.