Wildcats Stampede Past Buffaloes

Karla Bonacic

April 8, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A change of location prior to the start of Friday’s match did not slow down No. 40 Kansas State, as the Wildcats swept past Colorado at the Body First Tennis and Fitness Center, 7-0. The win for K-State ended a six-match losing streak to the Buffaloes and improved the Wildcats to 13-4 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12.

K-State jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, as the Wildcats quickly secured the doubles point and freshman Petra Niedermayerova rolled to a win at number one singles. Niedermayerova dispatched of Kristina Schleich in straight sets with a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Niedermayerova is now 19-8 this season, including a 16-4 record in straight set matches. From the number one position in the lineup, the Brno, Czech Republic product is 14-3 this spring and 5-2 in Big 12 action.

Senior Antea Huljev boosted K-State’s lead to 3-0 with a straight set victory over Abbie Probert at number three singles, 6-1, 6-2. Huljev improved her career record to 59-68 and boosted her record this season to 15-10 including a 6-7 mark in straight set matches.

Friday afternoon’s match was sealed at the number two position, as sophomore Karla Bonacic grinded out a 7-5, 6-3 win over Michala Jensen. The victory was the 30th of Bonacic’s career (30-22) and increased her record this spring to 14-1 including a current four-match win streak. The win was her third at number two in the lineup this season and her first in Big 12 action from this position.

Closing out the afternoon with wins were sophomore Ana Gomez Aleman at number four singles, junior Petra Chuda at number six singles and junior Nina Sertic at number five singles. Gomez Aleman won her fourth straight with a 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10) decision over Winde Janssens. Gomez Aleman is now 15-12 this season including a 6-2 record at the number four position.

Chuda notched her first singles victory since Feb. 19 with a 6-0, 6-4 trumping of Kristina Barber. Chuda ended a personal three-match skid with the win and bolstered her career record at number six in the lineup to 11-7.

Sertic won for the second time in three matches with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Carla Manzi. Sertic is now 13-11 this season and 5-4 from the number five position in the lineup.

Kansas State will close out its 2011 home schedule on Sunday, as the Wildcats host No. 73 Missouri at 1 p.m. K-State will honor its lone senior, Antea Huljev, in a pre-match ceremony. Due to possible weather conditions, a location for the match will be determined on Sunday morning and announced on the K-State athletic department Twitter account @kstatesports.

Colorado (3-13, 0-6 Big 12) at (40) Kansas State (13-4, 4-3 Big 12)
April 8, 2011
Manhattan, Kan. — Body First Tennis and Fitness Center
Final Results

(40) Kansas State 7, Colorado 0

1. Petra Niedermayerova/Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Carla Manzi/Abbie Probert (CU), 8-3
2. Antea Huljev/Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Kristina Schleich/Winde Janssens (CU, 8-1 
3. Ana Gomez Aleman/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Michala Jensen/Kristina Barber (CU), DNF

Order of Finish: 2, 1

1. (43) Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Kristina Schleich (CU), 6-1, 6-0
2. Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Michala Jensen (CU), 7-5, 6-3
3. Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Abbie Probert (CU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) def. Winde Janssens (CU), 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10)
5. Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Carla Manzi (CU), 6-3, 6-2
6. Petra Chuda (KSU) def. Kristina Barber (CU), 6-0, 6-4

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2*, 4, 6, 5

*- match decided