K-State Hosts Missouri State on Wednesday

MANHATTAN, Kan. – No. 66 Kansas State women’s tennis will look to put an end to a five-match losing streak on Wednesday, as the Wildcats host Missouri State at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center. First serve is set for 1 p.m.


The Wildcats will be led into Wednesday’s competition by senior Amina St. Hill and sophomore Livia Cirnu. St. Hill has won a team-high seven straight matches and is 11-1 in her last 12 completed matches. St. Hill leads the Wildcats with an 11-4 record this season including a 5-0 mark in dual match play. She is 3-0 from the number five position in the lineup and 2-0 at number six. The product of Gothenburg, Sweden, owns a career mark of 47-45 in singles action.

Cirnu ended a personal two-match skid over the weekend with a pair of wins. In last seven completed singles matches, Cirnu won five of those competitions. For the season, Cirnu is 9-7 and is 3-2 this spring. In her career, the product of Constanta, Romania, is 25-24.

Kansas State and Missouri State will meet for the 17th time in the history of the series on Wednesday. The Wildcats lead the series, 13-3, and won the last meeting between the schools, 7-0, on Feb. 26, 2005 in Manhattan. K-State is 56-27 all-time against schools from the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Bears enter the matchup with a 1-2 record, defeating IUPUI on Sunday, 6-1, in Columbia, Missouri.

Following Wednesday’s match, K-State hosts a double header on Saturday. The Wildcats will face UMKC at 11 a.m., and Emporia State at 3 p.m.