Wildcats Defeated by Upstart Shockers

WICHITA, Kan. The Kansas State Wildcats became the second Big 12 team to fall at the hands of the Wichita State this season after dropping a 6-1 decision in Wichita on Saturday.


Wichita State (3-0, 0-0 Missouri Valley) snapped a 10-match losing streak to Kansas State and avenged a 7-0 loss to the Wildcats (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) in Manhattan last season by winning the doubles point and winning all but one in singles.


Kansas State’s Maria Perevoshchikova won at No. 3 singles over Lenore Lazaroiu to help Kansas State avoid the sweep. Wichita State swept Wyoming last Saturday before upending Nebraska in Lincoln, 6-1.


Wichita State opened the match by sweeping through doubles play. Madina Rakhim beat K-State’s Viviana Yrureta at No. 1 singles to give the Shockers a quick 2-0 match lead before Perevoshchikova

put the Wildcats on the board when she finished off Lazaroiu in straight sets


Wichita State put any hope of a Kansas State rally away when Anna Egorova defeated the Wildcats’ Fernanda Da Valle and Florentina Hanisch topped K-State’s Tamar Kvaratskhelia to seal the match.


With the match already decided Kansas State’s Olga Klimova fell to Torrie Browning and Katerina Kudlackova was outlasted by Stephanie Dalmacio in three sets.


The Wildcats will take a nearly two week hiatus before continuing their non-conference schedule against Utah and Brigham Young in Manhattan on Feb. 16 and 17.





Kansas State at Wichita State

Genesis Health Club

Wichita, Kan. 2.3.07


1. Madina Rakhim (WSU) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU), 6-2, 6-1

2. Florentina Hanisch (WSU) def. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU), 6-4, 6-2

3. Maria Perevoschikova (KSU) def. Lenore Lazaroiu (WSU), 6-2, 6-2

4. Stephanie Dalmacio (WSU) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4)

5. Anna Egorova (WSU) def. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 6-4, 6-1

6. Torrie Browning (WSU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 7-6(4), 6-4

Order of Completion: 1, 3, 5, 2, 6, 4


1. Madina Rakhim/Florentina Hanisch (WSU) def. Olga Klimova/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 8-0

2. Stephanie Dalmacio/Anna Egorova (WSU) def. Fernanda Da Valle/Viviana Yrureta (KSU), 8-3

3. Lenore Lazaroiu/Torrie Browning (WSU) def. Maria Perevoschikova/Tamar Kvaraskhelia (KSU), 9-7

Order of Completion: 1, 2, 3