No. 8 Women's Tennis defeats Iowa State, 6-1
March 16, 2012
AMES, Iowa - No. 8 Texas (8-4, 1-0 Big 12) claimed the doubles point and added five singles victories in a 6-1 win over Iowa State (3-11, 0-1 Big 12) Friday afternoon in the conference opener for both teams at ISU's Forker Courts.
Texas opened the doubles session with wins at the second and first doubles slots to nail down the doubles point. Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Krista Damico led off with an 8-4 win at second doubles over the Cyclones' Jenna Langhorst and Simona Cacciuttolo. Texas clinched the doubles point at the first slot, where the 23rd-ranked tandem of Lina Padegimaite and Noel Scott notched an 8-4 win over ISU's Maria Macedo and Ksenia Pronina. The Cyclones claimed the remaining match at third doubles.
Padegimaite tacked on to the Texas lead with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Meghan Cassens at fourth singles. The Horns assumed a 3-0 lead when Elizabeth Begley dealt Langhorst a 6-0, 6-2 defeat at fifth singles. Damico clinched the Longhorns' victory at first singles, where she defeated Iowa State's Macedo by a 6-4, 6-3 count to stake Texas to a 4-0 lead.
Iowa State cut the Texas lead to 4-1 with a three-set win at the third singles position before Scott pushed the Texas lead to 5-1 with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over Iowa State's Pronina at second singles. The Longhorns' Juliana Gajic finished off the Texas victory with an 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over the Cyclones' Marie-Christine Chartier at sixth singles.
Texas concludes its weekend road swing on Sunday when it visits Missouri.
No. 8 Texas 6, Iowa State 1
Doubles - Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1 #23 Padegimaite/Scott (UT) def. Maria Macedo/Ksenia Pronina (ISU) - 8-4
2 Gaytan-Leach/Damico (UT) def. Jenna Langhorst/Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) - 8-4
3 Marie-Christine Chartier/Tessa Lang (ISU) def. Elizabeth Begley/Juliana Gajic (UT) - 8-7 (6)
Singles - Order of Finish: 4, 5, 1, 3, 2, 6
1 Krista Damico (UT) def. Maria Macedo (ISU) - 6-4, 6-3
2 Noel Scott (UT) def. Ksenia Pronina (ISU) - 7-6 (3), 6-2
3 Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (UT) - 0-6, 7-6 (8), 1-0 (10-8)
4 Lina Padegimaite (UT) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU) - 6-2, 6-0
5 Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Jenna Langhorst (ISU) - 6-0, 6-2
6 Juliana Gajic (UT) def. Marie-Christine Chartier (ISU) - 0-6, 6-4, 6-4