CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The University of Northern Iowa women's tennis team was defeated 7-0 by in-state rival, the Iowa State Cyclones, this afternoon at home.
In doubles, Krissy Lankelma and Cassandra Dix got the lone win of the day for the Panthers. They defeated Maria Fernanda Macedo and Jenna Langhorst of Iowa State 8-4 in the No. 1 match. The Cyclones' Ksenia Pronina and Simona Cacciuttolo defeated Nina Pfahler and Jessica Kunzelmann 8-1 in the No. 2 match. Chelsea Moore and Stefannia Sampaio fell to Tessa Lang and Marie-Christine Chartier of ISU 8-6 in their No. 3 match.
Nina Pfahler fell to Maria Fernanda Macedo of ISU 6-2, 6-4, in the No. 1 singles match. Iowa State's Ksenia Pronina defeated Cassandra Dix 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 match. Jessica Kunzelmann lost her No. 3 match to Simona Cacciuttolo of ISU 7-6, 6-2. Kunzelmann remains in fourth place on the all-time career singles win list with 82 career wins. In the No. 4 match, Chelsea Moore fell to ISU's Meghan Cassens 7-5, 6-3. Jenna Langhorst of ISU defeated Krissy Lankelma 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 5 match. Stefannia Sampaio was defeated in her No. 6 match by Marie Christine-Chartier of ISU 6-0, 6-1.
"We had some close sets in this match," said Head Coach Sachin Kirtane. "We had chances to win, but we couldn't come up with the points."
The Panther women will travel to Wisconsin next weekend where they will face Milwaukee on March 2 and Green Bay on March 3.
1) Krissy Lankelma/Cassandra Dix UNI def. Maria Fernanda Macedo/Jenna Langhorst ISU 8-4
2) Ksenia Pronina/Simona Cacciuttolo ISU def. Nina Pfahler/Jessica Kunzelmann UNI 8-1
3) Tessa Lang/Marie-Christine Chartier ISU def. Chelsea Moore/Stefannia Sampaio UNI 8-6
1) Maria Fernanda Macedo ISU def. Nina Pfahler UNI 6-2, 6-4
2) Ksenia Pronina ISU def. Cassandra Dix UNI 6-3, 6-2
3) Simona Cacciuttolo ISU def. Jessica Kunzelmann UNI 7-6, 6-2
4) Meghan Cassens ISU def. Chelsea Moore UNI 7-5, 6-3
5) Jenna Langhorst ISU def. Krissy Lankelma UNI 6-4, 6-3
6) Marie-Christine Cartier ISU def. Stefannia Sampaio UNI 6-0, 6-1