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Senior Natalie Phippen talks to head coach Armando Espinosa during the match on April 23. Iowa State fell to Oklahoma 0-4.

After 11 seasons with the Iowa State women's tennis team, the Cyclones won't renew Armando Espinosa's contract. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Senior Associate Athletics Director Dr. Calli Sanders.

The Cyclones finished 9-17 this season and finished with no conference dual wins. During Espinosa's tenure as head coach, Iowa State compiled a 96-144 record with a 12-84 Big 12 record.

"Armando has been a loyal member of our athletics program for many years, and we are grateful for his efforts as head coach this last decade," Sanders said in a release. "Unfortunately, we just haven’t seen the competitive progress in our tennis program that we expected and that our student-athletes deserve.

"We recently opened a brand new practice center dedicated to our program and really felt that would inject some new life into the program, but that hasn’t materialized."

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