Cats Active at ITA Central Regional, KU Invite

Petra Niedermayerova (above) teamed with Karla Bonacic to reach the quarterfinals of the ITA Central Regional.

Oct. 22, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - K-State concluded a busy first day at two events on Friday, as the Wildcats saw a duo advance to the quarterfinals of doubles action at the ITA Central Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., and three student-athletes reach the semifinals of their respective draws at the KU Invitational.

The tandem of sophomore Karla Bonacic and freshman Petra Niedermayerova took advantage of fresh legs following a first round bye to advance to the quarterfinals in the main draw of the doubles bracket at the ITA Central Regional. The K-State pair cruised past Bonny Davidson and Michelle Farley of Tulsa, 8-2, in the second round.

Bonacic and Niedermayerova are now 5-3 this fall and have won four of their last five doubles matches. The K-State duo will face Alessandra Ferrazzi and Alexa Palen of Minnesota on Saturday morning in the quarterfinals.

In singles action at the ITA Central Regional, senior Antea Huljev set down Caroline Beaulieu of Tulsa, 6-2, 6-0, in the first round. The native of Velenje, Slovenia, advanced past the first round of the ITA Central Regional for the third straight season with the win. Huljev was defeated by Kaeyapat Narattana of Oklahoma State, 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the second round.

Huljev ends her fall campaign with a 3-2 record and is three wins shy of 50 for her K-State singles career (47-59) entering the spring slate in January.

At the KU Invitational in Lawrence, three Wildcats reached the semifinals of their respective draws. Sophomore Ana Gomez Aleman improved her fall mark to 4-3 with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Paulina Los of Kansas. Junior Nina Sertic also boosted her record to 4-3 with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Kayla Fujimoto of Indiana.

Freshman Sarah Snodgrass tallied her first career win in a K-State uniform with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Kate Goff of Kansas.

In doubles action, K-State was led by the pairing of sophomore Carmen Borau Ramos and Snodgrass. The duo opened with an 8-4 win over Kristina Schleich and Carla Manzi Tenorio of Colorado. In the second match for Borau Ramos and Snodgrass, the tandem defeated Myriam Sopel and Charlotte Martin of Indiana, 8-2.

K-State's other doubles team at the KU Invitational of Gomez Aleman and Sertic captured an 8-2 win over Eva Delvai and Chelsea Horner of UMKC. The Gomez Aleman and Sertic pairing is now 4-3 this fall.
Kansas State will continue action at the KU Invitational on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.


ITA Central Regional
Fayetteville, Ark. - Billingsley Tennis Center
Friday, October 22, 2010

Singles Main Draw - First Round
Alex Kichovtkin (Tulsa) def. Petra Niedermayerova (KSU), 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
Natalia Pintusava (Minn) def. Karla Bonacic (KSU), 6-2, 6-1
Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Caroline Beaulieu (Tulsa), 6-2, 6-0

Main Draw - Second Round
Kaeyapat Narattana (OSU) def. Antea Huljev (KSU), 7-6 (7), 6-3

Main Draw - First Round
Karla Bonacic/Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) - bye
Petra Chuda/Antea Huljev def. Janine Weinreich/Jennifer Holmberg (NU), 8-6

Main Draw - Second Round
Karla Bonacic/Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Bonny Davidson/Michelle Farley (Tulsa), 8-2
Kate Lukomskaya/Kelsey Sundaram (Ark) def. Petra Chuda/Antea Huljev (KSU), 8-2

KU Invitational
Lawrence, Kan. - Jayhawk Tennis Center
Friday, October 22, 2010

Jayhawk Draw - Quarterfinals
Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) def. Paulina Los (KU), 6-0, 6-3

Crimson Draw - Quarterfinals
Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Kayla Fujimoto (IU), 6-2, 6-1

Blue Draw - Quarterfinals
Sophie Garre (IU) def. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

White Draw - Quarterfinals
Vika Khanevskaya (KU) def. Alina Piotrowski (KSU), 6-3, 6-0

Grey Draw - Quarterfinals
Sarah Snodgrass (KSU) def. Kate Goff (KU), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Blue Group - Round Robin
Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre (IU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-6
Ana Gomez Aleman/Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Eva Dalvai/Chelsea Horner (UMKC), 8-2

Red Group - Round Robin
Carmen Borau Ramos/Sarah Snodgrass (KSU) def. Kristina Schleich/Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU), 8-4
Carmen Borau Ramos/Sarah Snodgrass (KSU) def. Myriam Sopel/Charlotte Martin (IU), 8-2