Wildcats Upset No. 34 Shockers

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State women’s tennis concluded a perfect homestand on Tuesday night with an upset win over No. 34 Wichita State, 5-2, in Ahearn Field House. This is the best start for the Wildcats since the 2003 season when K-State opened 4-0.


The Wildcats captured the doubles point for the third straight match, as the number two and three doubles teams defeated the Shockers. Wichita State took the early advantage with an 8-2 win by the number one team of Anna Egorova and Lenore Lazaroiu over K-State’s Katerina Kudlackova and Olga Klimova. This was the first loss of dual play for the tandem.


K-State quickly rebounded with an 8-4 win by its French freshmen pairing of Vanessa Cottin and Pauline Guemas at the number three position over Torrie Browning and Florentina Hanisch. The French duo is now 2-0 in dual play and has won three straight doubles matches together.


The doubles point was decided at the number two position, as K-State’s Viviana Yrureta and Antea Huljev outlasted Stephanie Dalmacio and Laryssa Ferreira, 8-6. The duo is now 5-4 on the season and has won two straight.


Kansas State sealed the upset with wins at the first four singles positions, but needed three sets to win two of those matches. Yrureta took the 77th-ranked Dalmacio to three sets at the number one position to come out victorious, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. The native of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, is 3-0 in dual match play and is 9-6 overall.


In the other three-set match, Kudlackova recovered from a first set loss at the number three position to defeat Browning, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. After ending a personal five-match losing streak in the season-opener with Syracuse, Kudlackova has now won three straight and is 6-11 overall.


Kansas State will embark on a four-match road trip beginning on Feb. 16 against Sam Houston State in Tulsa, Okla.


Kansas State vs. No. 34 Wichita State

February 12, 2008

Manhattan, Kan. Ahearn Field House

Final Results


Kansas State 5, No. 34 Wichita State 2



1. Anna Egorova/Lenore Lazaroiu (WSU) def. Katerina Kudlackova/Olga Klimova (KSU), 8-2

2. Viviana Yrureta/Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Stephanie Dalmacio/Laryssa Ferreira (WSU), 8-6

3. Vanessa Cottin/Pauline Guemas (KSU) def. Torrie Browning/Florentina Hanisch (WSU), 8-4



1. Viviana Yrureta (KSU) def. (77) Stephanie Dalmacio (WSU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

2. Vanessa Cottin (KSU) def. Anna Egorova (WSU), 7-5, 6-3

3. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU) def. Torrie Browning (WSU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

4. Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Florentina Hanisch (WSU), 7-6 (4), 7-5

5. Lenore Lazaroiu (WSU) def. Antea Huljev (KSU), 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (10-6)

6. Laryssa Ferreira (WSU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)