Wildcats Snap Skid; Beat Cyclones, 5-2

AMES, Iowa – Kansas State snapped a 10-match losing streak and earned
its first Big 12 Conference win after defeating the Iowa State
Cyclones, 5-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wildcats (3-11, 1-4 Big 12) won for the first time since Feb. 16,
and pushed their winning streak over Iowa State 13 consecutive matches
with the win at Ames Racquet and Fitness Club.

Kansas State rolled through doubles competition, winning in all three
matches. Katerina Kudlackova and Olga Klimova earned their team-leading
fourth conference doubles match win and defeated Jill Palen and Caitlin
Loprinzi at No. 2, 8-1.

The Wildcats won at the top three positions in singles play with Viviana
Yrureta, Fernanda Da Valle and Tamar Kvaratskhelia all earning straight
set victories.

Klimova snapped a personal 10-match skid after outlasting Danielle
Uscinski at No. 5 singles, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Katerina Kudlackova and
Natasha Vieira were the only Wildcats to lose in singles play on

The win moves Kansas State ahead of Iowa State (5-7, 0-6), in the Big 12

The Wildcats will receive a visit from Texas Tech on Saturday in
Manhattan and close the regular season with five of the next six
matches at home.

– k-statesports.com –

Kansas State at Iowa State
Ames Racquet Club and Fitness Center
Ames, Iowa – 4.4.07

1. Viviana Yrureta/Fernanda Da Valle (KSU) def. Kara Hickey/Eve Soriano
(ISU), 8-3
2. Olga Klimova/Katka Kudlackova (KSU) def. Jill Palen/Caitlin Loprinzi
(ISU), 8-1
3. Tamar Kvaratskhelia/Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Chrissy Derouin/Alyssa
Palen (ISU), 8-3
Order of Finish: -

1. Viviana Yrureta (KSU) def. Jill Palen (ISU), 6-1, 6-1
2. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU) def. Kara Hickey (ISU), 6-1, 7-5
3. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU) def. Caitlin Loprinzi (ISU), 6-4, 6-3
4. Alyssa Palen (ISU) def. Katka Kudlackova (KSU), 6-3, 6-4
5. Olga Klimova (KSU) def. Danielle Uscinski (ISU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
6. Eve Soriano (ISU) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (14-12)
Order of Finish: -

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