Tennis: K-State goes 6-10 on day one of OU Invite


Two of five Wildcats advanced in knockout singles play, while all four doubles teams were eliminated in knockout doubles, as K-State began the fall season with day one of the OU Invite at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman. In the round-robin singles Switzer Draw, K-State went 2-1 on the day, leaving the Wildcats 4-4 in singles and 2-6 in doubles.

Iva Bago and Sara Castellano advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective singles draws, while Millie Stretton and Maria Panaite won round-robin matches. The doubles pair of Bago and Carolina Costamagna lost in their first match before winning their first-round consolation contest. Riley Nizzi and Panaite won in the first round, but fell in the second. Ana Garcia Navas and Livia Cirnu are also still alive, as they received a first-round bye before losing in the second; they also dropped an "extra match" which took the place of their draw bye but doesn't affect their status in the draw itself.

Full details are at the above link, but today's schedule is not, so:

In the consolation semifinals of the Crimson Draw, Costamagna and Bago will face Anastasiya Shestakova and Agustina Valenzuela of North Texas.

In the Red Draw consolation quarterfinals, Nizzi and Panaite take on the Wichita State duo of Abby Stevens and Tanaporn Thongsing, while Cirnu and Garcia Navas go up against Tulsa's Rongrong Leenabanchong and Martha Matoula.

Castellano is paired with Oklahoma's Simran Sethi in the Boomer Draw quarterfinals, while Bago meets Katelyn Jackson of Texas Tech in the Stoops Draw. In the consolation bracket of the Stoops Draw, Cirnu plays TCU's Sofiko Kadzhaya. In the Sooner Draw, K-State is only represented in the consolation bracket, as Costamagna meets TCU's Caroline Wegner and Garcia Navas takes on SMU's Lisa Bulgakova.

In the round-robin Switzer Draw, Nizzi (0-1) is up against Shocker Summer Schlotterback (0-1), Stretton (1-0) faces Autumn Crossnoe of Texas Tech (1-0), and Panaite (1-0) meets Amber Zimmerman of Wichita State, who had a bye in the first round.