Sertic Reaches Final at KU Invitational

Nina Sertic reached her second final in as many tournaments on Saturday.

Oct. 23, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Junior Nina Sertic advanced to her second straight final in as many tournaments on Saturday at the KU Invitational. The Wildcats saw freshman Petra Niedermayerova record a victory in consolation action at the ITA Central Regionals in Fayetteville, Ark.

Sertic secured her place in the Crimson Draw final on Sunday with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Peta Lancaster of Oklahoma. Sertic will face Joanna Syzymczyk of AASU in the final.

The product of Zagrab, Croatia improved her fall record to 5-3 and has won four of her last five outings. In her previous effort at the Hoosier Classic, Sertic used a pair of three-set victories to reach the finals.

In the consolation semifinals of the Blue Draw, sophomore Carmen Borau Ramos eased past Cassandra Escobar of Iowa, 6-3, 6-1. Borau Ramos will face Dylan Windom of Kansas in the consolation final on Sunday.

In doubles action at the KU Invitational, Sertic paired with sophomore Ana Gomez Aleman to split its two matches on Saturday. The duo defeated Brittany Parks and Peta Lancaster of Oklahoma, 8-5, in the duo's second match of the day.

K-State's other doubles team of Borau Ramos and freshman Sarah Snodgrass won their third match together with a 8-4 decision over Jillian Yakominich and Gaby Pintos of UMKC.

At the ITA Central Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., Niedermayerova ended her first fall season with the Wildcats with a 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 win over Valentina Starkova of Arkansas in the consolation bracket. The remainder of the consolation bracket was cancelled.

Kansas State will conclude action this fall on Sunday at the KU Invitational beginning at 9:30 a.m.

KU Invitational
Lawrence, Kan. - Jayhawk Tennis Center
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jayhawk Draw - Semifinals
Leslie Hureau (IU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU), 6-2, 6-1

Crimson Draw - Quarterfinals
Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Peta Lancaster (OU), 6-4, 7-5

Blue Draw - Consolation Semifinals
Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Cassandra Escobar (Iowa), 6-3, 6-1

White Draw - Consolation Semifinals
Chelsea Horner (UMKC) def. Alina Piotrowski (KSU), 6-4, 6-0

Grey Draw - Quarterfinals
Jessica Gardefjord (AASU) def. Sarah Snodgrass (KSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles Blue Group - Round Robin
Evgeniya Vertesheva/Kayla Fujimoto (IU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-5
Ana Gomez Aleman/Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Brittany Parks/Peta Lancaster (OU), 8-5

Red Group - Round Robin
Carmen Borau Ramos/Sarah Snodgrass (KSU) def. Jillian Yakominich/Gaby Pintos (UMKC), 8-4
Laura Bouet/Suzan Lisenby (UMKC) def. Carmen Borau Ramos/Sarah Snodgrass (KSU), 8-4

ITA Central Regional
Fayetteville, Ark. - Billingsley Tennis Center
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Consolation Draw
Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Valentina Starkova (Ark), 6-4, 1-6, 10-6
Rachel Stuhlman (Mizzou) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 6-2, 6-1

Main Draw - Third Round
Alessandra Ferrazi/Alexa Palen (Minn) def. Karla Bonacic/Petra Niedermayerova (KSU), 8-6