K-State Opens Season with Win

DES MOINES, Iowa - Kansas State women's tennis extended its win streak in season-openers to six, as the Wildcats defeated Northern Iowa on Saturday evening at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on the Drake University campus.

K-State (1-0) secured the crucial doubles point, as the number one tandem of Antea Huljev and Nina Sertic defeated Talia Jang-Stewart and Sampada Kanade, 8-1, and the number three pairing of Natasha Vieira and Maryna Chumak set back Stefannia Sampaio and Jessica Kunzelmann, 8-1. Huljev and Sertic are now 8-5 this season, while Vieira and Chumak boosted their record together to 2-2.

In singles action, freshman Ana Gomez Aleman brought her career record to 7-7 by defeating Laia Gonzalez-Garrido at number two singles, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Nina Sertic stopped a personal three-match skid with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kunzelmann at number four singles.

Freshman Maryna Chumak won her second straight singles match with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Stefannia Sampaio at number five singles. Vieira got her final spring dual season for the Wildcats off on the right foot with a 6-0, 6-1 decision over Jang-Stewart at number six singles. Vieira is now 6-8 this season.

Kansas State will conclude its trip to Iowa on Sunday morning, as the Wildcats will face Drake at 10 a.m.

Northern Iowa (0-1) vs. Kansas State (1-0)
Jan. 30, 2010
Des Moines, Iowa - Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Final Results
Kansas State 5, Northern Iowa 2

1. Antea Huljev/Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Talia Jang-Stewart/Sampada Kanade (UNI), 8-1
2. Laia Gonzalez-Garrido/Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Petra Chuda/Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU), 8-4
3. Natasha Vieira/Maryna Chumak (KSU) def. Stefannia Sampaio/Jessica Kunzelmann (UNI), 8-1

1. Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Antea Huljev (KSU), 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
2. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) def. Laia Gonzalez-Garrido (UNI), 6-3, 6-4
3. Sampada Kanade (UNI) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 10-3
4. Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Jessica Kunzelmann (UNI), 6-3, 6-2
5. Maryna Chumak (KSU) def. Stefannia Sampaio (UNI), 6-1, 6-2
6. Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Talia Jang-Stewart (UNI), 6-0, 6-1