Cyclones Face Huskers in Big 12 Championship

The Iowa State women's tennis team begin Big 12 Championship play Thursday, April 27, against fifth-seeded Nebraska (15-8, 6-5 Big 12). Match play starts at 3 p.m. at the Baylor Tennis Center in Waco, Texas. ISU enters the championshp seeded 12th after going 0-11 in Big 12 play and 4-13 overall.


Iowa State lost to Nebraska 7-0 last Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Cyclone sophomore Chrissy Derouin lost a three-set match to Vanessa Huete in the No. 5 spot, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0. ISU seniors Elizabeth Chermel and Charlotte Ljungkrantz played a tiebreaker loss in each of their matches. Chermel lost 7-6 (5), 6-3 to Pamela Castillejos in the No. 4 position, while Ljungkrantz fell in the No. 6 slot to Ewelina Skaza, 6-4, 7-6 (2).

ISU is led by junior Danielle Uscinski and sophomore Caitlin Loprinzi. Uscinski holds a 5-8 spring dual record, while Loprinzi posts a 3-4 mark. Uscinski partners with sophomore Chrissy Derouin in the No. 3 slot. The duo hold a team-best 8-7 spring record and are 4-5 in Big 12 action.

Nebraska posted a 1-1 mark last weekend at home. The Huskers lost to Kansas State on Sunday (4-3) after defeating Iowa State. Nebraska is led by four seniors: Pamela Castillejos, Jennifer Cremieux, Milena Schulz-Gartner and Ewelina Skaza.

The winner of Thursday's match between Iowa State and Nebraska will advance to face fourth-seeded Texas Tech at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

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