2015-16 Season by the Numbers

Final Stats (PDF)

MANHATTAN, Kan.
– K-State women’s tennis concluded its season going 11-14, as the 11 victories were the most for the Wildcats in five years (2011, 16-7). The team capped off the season with a first round win in the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championship for the second season in a row before falling in the quarterfinals.

While the team wins marked an upward trend for the program, several other notable happenings took place during the 2015-16 campaign. Here is a look back at some of the highlights:

The Wildcats broke into the national rankings twice this season, first at No. 70 in late February and again at No. 65 in early March.

Finished the season No. 10 in the Oracle/ITA Women’s Central Region rankings, a first for the Wildcats since they finished the 2014 season at No. 6.

Eleven of the 25 matches for K-State were against nationally ranked opponents compared to the 10 it faced last year.

K-State beat its highest ranked opponent in two years by taking down No. 50 SMU on March 6 at home (indoor).

Freshmen Millie Stretton and Ana Garcia Navas went 20-11 and 15-15 records, respectively, over the course of the fall and spring. The 35 combined wins were the most for a K-State freshman class since 2013-14 when six combined for 54 wins.

Stretton’s 20 wins on the season are the most by a freshman since Petra Niedermayerova in 2010-11.

Stretton was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team.

The Wildcats earned five shutout victories, including a 4-0 sweep of Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Championship. The last 4-0 victory against a Big 12 opponent came against West Virginia in the 2015 regular season.

There were 10 different doubles combinations in dual match play and seven players played in multiple singles positions.

The 64 combined dual match singles victories were the most for the Wildcats in a season since 2013 when they earned 67.

The 28 combined dual match doubles victories were the most for K-State in a season since 2012 when it won 31.

Stretton earned the most dual match singles victories with 14 followed closely by Livia Cirnu with 13. 

Sara Castellano and Palma Juhasz posted the most wins in dual match doubles, finishing with an 8-2 record.