Rosenberg, Wildcats Move On To Finals at KSU Invite

MANHATTAN, Kan. Junior Maria Rosenberg was the lone Wildcat to move on to the finals in the top singles bracket at the three-day KSU Invitational held Saturday at Ahearn Field House.

Rosenberg defeated Creighton’s Katie Chiu, 6-1, 6-0, to earn a spot in tomorrow’s finals against No. 30-ranked Urska Juric of Missouri. Juric beat K-State’s Jessica Simosa, 7-6, 6-2, in semifinal action.

In the doubles flight, Rosenberg and senior Paulina Castillejos were no match for Creighton’s Deidre Senders and Christy Roth, taking an easy 8-1 victory to advance to tomorrow’s finals versus Missouri’s Juric and Yelena Olshanskaya.

“Overall, we saw some close matches and much improvement today,” K-State assistant coach Andres Gonzalez said. “We have some things to work on before heading into dual matches next week, but they (the team) fought very hard and hung in there with some of their (Missouri) best players.”

Tournament play continues tomorrow at 9 a.m. with the conclusion of singles, doubles and consolation rounds.

KSU Invitational
Jan. 23-25, 2004
at Manhattan, Kan.

Flight 1 Singles

Round of 8
(30) Urska Juric (Missouri) def. Megan Kowal (Creighton), 6-1, 6-1.
Jessica Simosa (KSU) def. Yelena Olshanskaya (Missouri), 6-0, 6-3.
Hana Kraftova (Missouri) def. Paulina Castillejos (KSU), 6-1, 6-3.
Maria Rosenberg (KSU) def. Katie Chiu (Creighton), 6-1, 6-0.
(30) Urska Juric (Missouri) def. Jessica Simosa (KSU), 7-6, 6-2.
Maria Rosenberg (KSU) def. Hana Kraftova (Missouri), 6-3, 6-3.
Yelena Olshanskaya (Missouri) def. Megan Kowal (Creighton), 7-6, 6-2.
Paulina Castillejos (KSU) def. Katie Chiu (Creighton), 7-6, 6-3.
Flight 2 Singles
Round of 8

Katka Sevcikova (Missouri) def. Judith Diaz (KSU), 6-1, 6-2.
Christy Roth (Creighton) def. Mary Barry (Missouri), 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Erika Josbena (Missouri) def. Pam Gerik (Creighton), 6-0, 6-2.
Hayley McIver (KSU) def. Kim Cavan (Creighton), 6-1, 6-0.
Katka Sevcikova (Missouri) def. Christy Roth (Creighton), 6-4, 6-2.
Erika Josbena (Missouri) def. Hayley McIver (KSU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
Pam Gerik (Creighton) def. Judith Diaz (KSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Mary Barry (Missouri) def. Kim Cavan (Creighton), 6-2, 6-0.
Flight 3 Singles
Kelly Crull (Missouri) def. Aveen Alkhatib (KSU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0.
Lucie Ruskova (Missouri) def. Molly Green (Creighton), 6-0, 6-1.
Lucie Ruskova (Missouri) def. Aveen Alkhatib (KSU), 6-1, 6-1.
Molly Green (Creighton) def. Kelly Crull (Missouri), 6-1, 6-2.
Molly Green (Creighton) def. Aveen Alkhatib (KSU), 6-1, 6-3.


Olshanskaya/Juric (Missouri) def. McIver/Alkhatib (KSU), 8-6.
Castillejos/Rosenberg (KSU) def. Senders/Roth (Creighton), 8-1.
Barry/Josbema (Missouri) def. Simosa/Diaz (KSU), 8-4.
Kraftova/Ruskova (Missouri) def. Cavan/Green (Creighton), 8-5.