Bonacic, Niedermayerova Pace Wildcats

Karla Bonacic captured a singles win and two doubles wins on Friday at the Hoosier Classic.

Sept. 24, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In the opening day of the Hoosier Classic on Friday, sophomore Karla Bonacic and freshman Petra Niedermayerova dominated action in both singles and doubles play. K-State secured four singles wins and three doubles victories.

Bonacic started her day with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Anastasia Dracheva of Miami of Ohio in the quarterfinals of flight one. The product of Split, Croatia boosted her 2010-11 fall record to 2-2 and is now 14-17 for her career, including a 9-14 mark in two-set matches. Bonacic will now face Evgeniya Vertesheva of Indiana in the semifinals on Saturday.

Joining Bonacic in flight one was Niedermayerova. The native of Brno, Czech Republic carded her second career K-State victory with a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Kaitlin Burns of LSU. Niedermayerova will take on Leslie Hureau of Indiana in the semifinals on Saturday.

In doubles action, head coach Steve Bietau paired Bonacic and Niedermayerova and the duo advanced to the semifinals of the doubles flight with two wins. Bonacic and Niedermayerova opened with an 8-5 win over Ksenia Slyncko and Ashliegh White of Cincinnati.

In the quarterfinals, Bonacic and Niedermayerova cruised past Sophie Garre and Katya Zapadalova of Indiana with a 8-4 result. Bonacic and Niedermayerova are now 3-2 during the fall campaign.

In additional singles action, senior Antea Huljev made her fall 2010-11 debut a success with a hard-fought 6-2, 2-6, 12-10 decision over Reikie Honiball of Miami of Ohio in flight two. Huljev is now 16-13 in her K-State career in three-set matches and now owns a 45-57 overall record.

In flight four, junior Nina Sertic outlasted Katie Thome of Miami of Ohio, 7-5, 1-6, 10-8. The singles win by the Zagrab, Croatia product was the 20th of her career (20-37) including a 6-8 mark in three-set matches.

Kansas State will continue action at the Hoosier Classic on Saturday morning.

Hoosier Classic
Bloomington, Ind. – Indiana Tennis Center
Friday, September 24, 2010

Flight 1
Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Anastasia Dracheva (MU), 6-1, 6-3
Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Kaitlin Burns (LSU), 6-2, 6-4

Flight 2
Kayla Fujimoto (IU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU), 6-3, 6-2
Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Reikie Honiball (MU), 6-2, 2-6, 12-10

Flight 3
Jasmine Lee (UC) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 6-2, 6-4

Flight 4
Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Katie Thome (MU), 7-5, 1-6, 10-8
Elise Woulfe (UC) def. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 6-2, 6-2

Flight 5 (Round Robin)
Hannah Furmanava (MU) def. Alina Piotrowski (KSU), 4-6, 6-1, 10-6

First Round
Antea Huljev/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Stephanie Danesis/Reikie Honiball (MU), 8-6
Petra Niedermayerova/Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Ksenia Slyncko/Ashleigh White (UC), 8-5
Safiyya Ismail/Jasmine Lee (UC) def. Ana Gomez Aleman/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-5

Leslie Hureau/Charlotte Martin (IU) def. Antea Huljev/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 8-6
Petra Niedermayerova/Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Sophie Garre/Katya Zapadalova (IU), 8-4

Round Robin
Kayla Fujimoto/Evgeniya Vertesheva (IU) def. Petra Chuda/Alina Piotrowski (KSU), 8-2
Sydnee Bridger/Katie Thome (MU) def. Petra Chuda/Alina Piotrowski (KSU), 8-6