No. 46 K-State Falls to No. 59 Purdue

Petra Niedermayerova

Jan. 28, 2012

CLEMSON, S.C. – Following a withdrawal by its original opponent on Thursday, No. 46 Kansas State faced No. 59 Purdue on Saturday morning in the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Hoke/Sloan Tennis Center. The Wildcats were unable to advance past its new foe, as the Boilermakers secured the win, 4-1.

Kansas State’s original opponent in the ITA Kickoff Weekend was altered on Thursday before all the teams arrived, as No. 69 Wake Forest was forced to back out of the event. The Demon Deacons were forced to cancel after suffering a number of major injuries and illnesses to their roster during the week. Wake Forest was replaced by UNC-Wilmington and, after a re-draw of the schedule, faced host and No. 14 ranked Clemson in Saturday’s second match.

K-State’s lone win on Saturday came from No. 17 ranked Petra Niedermayerova. The sophomore from Brno, Czech Republic, held off Jenny Rabot at number one singles, 7-5, 7-5. Niedermayerova is now 32-17 in her career and 8-7 this season.

This was the fourth time the Boilermakers and Wildcats have faced each other, with all four meetings coming at a neutral site. The series is now all square at two apiece.

Kansas State will conclude its weekend in the consolation round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Sunday at 9 a.m. The Wildcats will face the loser of the UNC-Wilmington/Clemson match.

(46) Kansas State (1-2, 0-0 Big 12) vs. (59) Purdue (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
January 28, 2012
Clemson, South Carolina — Hoke/Sloan Tennis Center
Final Results

(59) Purdue 4, (46) Kansas State 1
1. (28) Petra Niedermayerova/Marketa Trousilova (KSU) vs. Jenny Rabot/Mara Schmidt (PU), 7-7 (dnf)
2. Imogen Golder/Gisella Pere (PU) def. Karla Bonacic/Carli Wischhoff (KSU), 8-4
3. Lynda Xepoleas/Daniela Vidal (PU) def. Amina St. Hill/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 8-2

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1 (dnf)

1. (17) Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) vs. Jenny Rabot (PU), 7-5, 7-5
2. Lynda Xepoleas (PU) def. (94) Karla Bonacic (KSU), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
3. Mara Schmidt (PU) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU), 6-2, 6-4
4. Daniela Vidal (PU) def. Marketa Trousilova (KSU), 7-5, 7-5
5. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) vs. Anna Dushkina (PU), DNF    
6. Carli Wischhoff (KSU) vs. Imogen Golder (PU), DNF

Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 2*

*- match decided