01/19/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/19/2020 18:14
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Iowa State tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Penn State Sunday afternoon in the season opener in Manhattan, Kansas.
Penn State took the doubles point behind wins at No. 1 and No. 2, but the Cyclones battled back with three singles win.
rolled past Penn State's Frederikke Svarre to earn a 6-2, 7-6 win at No. 2 singles. At the top slot, freshman took a three-set victory over Gabby O'Gorman, winning 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
Naklo's fellow freshman defeated PSU's Shannon Hanley, 6-3, 6-1.
Unfortunately for the Cyclones it wasn't enough as Penn State was able to secure three-set wins at No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to earn the victory.
The Cyclones return to action next weekend at Life Time Fitness in Urbandale. ISU hosts a Creighton (Noon) and South Dakota (5 p.m.) on Friday, followed by Northern Iowa (11 a.m.) and Omaha (3:30 p.m.) on Sunday.
#1 - Gabby O'Gorman/Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU) def. / (ISU), 6-4
#2 - Samantha Smith/Shannon Hanley (PSU) def. / (ISU), 6-3
#3 - / (ISU) vs. Frederikke Svarre/Olivia Ryan (PSU), DNF
#1 - Naklo (ISU) def. O'Gorman (PSU), 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
#2 - (ISU) def. Svarre (PSU), 6-2, 7-6
#3 - Rohrbacher (PSU) def. Hsieh (ISU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
#4 - Chang (ISU) def. Hanley (PSU), 6-3, 6-1
#5 - Ryan (PSU) def. Kezuka (ISU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
#6 - Smith (PSU) def. Timakova (ISU), 6-7, 6-0, 6-3