Bonacic Reaches Final at KU Invite

Karla Bonacic is now 3-2 this fall after her 6-3, 6-4 win on Saturday.

Oct. 22, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas State’s Karla Bonacic continued to hone her game this weekend at the Kansas Invitational, as the junior advanced to the finals of Draw A on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. K-State also recorded three wins in four doubles matches during the day’s proceedings.

Bonacic continued her strong play this weekend with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Carolyn Chupa of Indiana in the Draw A semfinals. The native of Split, Croatia, improved to 3-2 this season and 36-26 in her career. Overall, Bonacic is now 25-24 in straight set matches. Bonacic will end her weekend in the title match of Draw A on Sunday morning, as she will face Ksenia Pronina of Iowa State.

“Karla played well in singles, as she was able to utilize one of the better serving performances of her career,” said head coach Steve Bietau. “One of our priorities this fall was to improve our doubles play and we are continuing to make good progress there.”

In doubles action, Bonacic and junior Carmen Borau Ramos finished their first weekend together as a doubles pairing with a 3-1 record. The duo was outlasted by Paulina Los and Monica Pezzotti of Kansas to open the day, 9-8 (2). They were able to rebound in their finals doubles performance of the weekend with an 8-6 decision over Tessa Lang and Pronina of Iowa State.

Garnering a pair of doubles’ wins for the Wildcats were senior Petra Chuda and sophomore Sarah Snodgrass. The duo tallied an 8-1 win over Suzan Lisenby and Jillian Yakominich of UMKC. In their final match of the afternoon, Chuda and Snodgrass dispatched of UMKC’s Amelie Amsallem and Maddie Schulte, 8-3. The pair is now 2-2 this season.

Kansas State will conclude play at the Kansas Invitational on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas Invitational
Lawrence, Kan. – Jayhawk Tennis Center
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Draw A - Semifinals
Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Carolyn Chupa (IU), 6-3, 6-4

Draw B – Consolation Semifinals
Brittney Reed (ACU) def. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 3-6, 6-1, 13-11

Draw C - Semifinals
Meghan Cassens (ISU) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Draw E – Consolation Semifinals
Chelsea Loprinzi (ISU) def. Sarah Snodgrass (KSU), default

Draw A
Paulina Los/Monica Pezzotti (KU) def. Karla Bonacic/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 9-8 (2)
Karla Bonacic/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Tessa Lang/Ksenia Pronina (ISU), 8-6

Consolation Round
Petra Chuda/Sarah Snodgrass (KSU) def. Suzan Lisenby/Jillian Yakominich (UMKC), 8-1
Petra Chuda/Sarah Snodgrass (KSU) def. Amelie Amsallem/Maddie Schulte (UMKC), 8-3