Women’s tennis collect two shutouts over weekend

Chris Caraveo

Neither the wind nor the Cyclones managed to faze the Longhorns on Friday night as No. 21 Texas swept Iowa State 7-0, the team’s second shutout of the season. 

Texas won the doubles point with victories from freshman duo Ratnika Batra/Neda Koprcina and senior-freshman tandem Juliana Gajic/Pippa Horn.

In singles play, senior Elizabeth Begley won 6-1, 6-1 when Sami Budai’s return fell short of the net at match point.

Batra remained calm against a frustrated Meghan Cassens, who yelled at herself constantly with each error made. Batra nearly shut out Cassens with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Koprcina swept her first set and pulled ahead 4-0 in the second with a left-side return at the net. Her 6-0, 6-2 win over Ana Gasparovic clinched the match for the Longhorns.

The Longhorns also shut out West Virginia on Sunday, moving to 8-9 (3-1 Big 12) on the season.