No. 61 Wildcats Drop Hard Fought Match

March 30, 2014

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – On a warm, windy day at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, No. 61 K-State pushed four singles matches into a third set but No. 23 Oklahoma State held off the Wildcats, 5-2, on Sunday. The Wildcats have now dropped three straight matches and are 8-8 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 action.

Oklahoma State (10-5, 4-0 Big 12) secured the opening point by sweeping through the doubles matchups. This is the second straight match K-State has lost all three doubles matches.

In singles action, the Cowgirls secured the win on the strength of straight set wins at number six and number three singles. Oklahoma State sealed the victory with a three-set win at number four singles.

Senior Petra Niedermayerova held off a second set rally from No.54 Viktoriya Lushkova to secure a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win at number one singles for the Wildcats. This was Niedermayerova’s first three-set match since Feb. 7 and her first win in a three-set match since Nov. 11, 2013. She owns a career mark of 18-16 in three-set matches , including a 3-2 record this season.

Niedermayerova, ranked No. 56 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national singles rankings, has now won 15 of her last 18 singles matches. She owns a 21-6 overall record this season, including a 12-2 mark in dual match play this spring.

Niedermayerova, a two-time ITA All-American and three-time All-Big 12 singles selection, improved her school record for career singles wins to 101-39 (.721) including a career mark of 32-23 against ITA ranked opponents. Her career singles winning percentage of .721 ranks second in program history. Sunday’s win improved her career home record to 22-8.

Junior Amina St. Hill closed out the afternoon for the Wildcats with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Carla Tur Mari at number five singles. The product of Gothenburg, Sweden, improved her career-high for season wins 15-9 mark this season, including a 4-0 record in Big 12 action. For her career, St. Hill is 35-37 including a 10-11 mark in league play.

K-State will wrap up its four-match home stand next weekend, as the Wildcats host No. 22 Texas on Saturday, April 5 and No. 16 Baylor on Sunday, April 6. Both matches are set for 11 a.m., and are slated to be played at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.

(23) Oklahoma State (10-5, 4-0 Big 12) at (61) Kansas State (8-8, 2-2 Big 12)
March 30, 2014 | Manhattan, Kan. | Mike Goss Tennis Stadium
Final Results

(23) Oklahoma State 5, (61) Kansas State 2

1. (65) Kanyapat Narattana/Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) def. Petra Niedermayerova/Amina St. Hill (K-State), 8-7 (7-3)
2. Carla Tur Mari/Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Palma Juhasz/Iva Bago (K-State), 8-5
3. Katarina Adamovic/Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) def. Livia Cirnu/Maria Panaite (K-State), 8-2

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

1. (56) Petra Niedermayerova (K-State) def. (54) Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
2. Megan McCray (OSU) def. Palma Juhasz (K-State), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
3. Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Maria Panaite (K-State), 6-1, 6-4
4. Katarina Adamovic (OSU) def. Livia Cirnu (K-State), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
5. Amina St. Hill (K-State) def. Carla Tur Mari (OSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Iva Bago (K-State), 6-1, 6-3

Order of finish: 6, 3, 4*, 2, 1, 5  
*-match decided