K-State Travels to Las Vegas This Weekend

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following a perfect week last week that resulted in a three-match winning streak, Kansas State will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend for matches against UNLV and Colorado State.

The Wildcats and Runnin’ Rebels will face off on Friday at 12 p.m. (CT). UNLV leads the series with K-State, 3-2. The last meeting in the series came on March 23, 1998 in Las Vegas, a 5-4 win by the Runnin’ Rebels. In the 2015 spring season, UNLV is 1-4 with their only win coming against Kansas on Feb. 6.

K-State will face Colorado State on Saturday morning at 12 p.m. (CT). K-State leads the series, 1-0, with the only meeting coming on Feb. 8, 2009 in Boise, Idaho, which was a 5-2 win by the Wildcats. The Rams are 1-3 this season following a pair of 7-0 losses last weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Nebraska and Missouri.

The top of K-State’s singles lineup pushed the Wildcats to the three wins last week, registering a perfect 9-0 record. The sophomore trio of Palma Juhasz, Iva Bago and Livia Cirnu were responsible for the unbeaten record by winning all three matches in straight sets. Cirnu enters this weekend with a five-match winning streak, while Bago and Juhasz have won three straight.

Kansas State also received a boost from its doubles tandems last week. The Wildcats won all three available doubles points, with the top duo of Cirnu and Juhasz leading the way. The duo has now won four straight matches at the top of the K-State lineup.

Aiding the Wildcats’ top three singles players this weekend, K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg will welcome the addition of freshman Carolina Costamagna to the lineup.

Following this weekend’s road trip, K-State will have a week off before traveling to Iowa City, Iowa to face Iowa on Sunday, March 8 at 12 p.m.