K-State Skid Hits Three with Loss to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Kansas State won the doubles point but was swept in singles play by New Mexico as the team dropped its third consecutive match, 6-1, on Sunday at the Lobo Tennis Club.

 

Tereza Prochazkova and Natasha Vieira combined for their first dual play doubles win and Katerina Kudlackova and Olga Klimova won at No. 2 doubles and the Wildcats (2-4, 0-0 Big 12) jumped out to an early match lead against the 38th-ranked Lobos (5-1, 0-0 MWC) on Sunday.

 

New Mexico rallied with straight-set wins in four matches to clinch the victory and outlasted Kansas State in the third set at both No.1 and No. 2 singles to sweep the individual portion of play.  

 

Viviana Yrureta and Fernanda Da Valle, the only two Wildcats to win in singles on Saturday against Boise State, both dropped the opening set of their matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles before winning the second set. Yrureta was defeated by New Mexico’s Ola Abou-Zekry, 10-0, in the third-set-super tie-break and Da Valle fell 10-7 to Sandra Zmak after the duel’s outcome was already determined.

 

Kansas State was defeated by No. 34 BYU in Manhattan on Feb. 17, to start the current skid and dropped yesterday’s match to Boise State, 5-2.

The Wildcats will begin Big 12 competition next Friday with a visit to Iowa State and will face the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday.

Kansas State vs. New Mexico

Lobo Tennis Club

Albuquerque, N.M. 2.25.07

 

Doubles

1.  Lucy Scott/Ola Abou-Zekry (UNM) def. Viviana Yrureta/Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 8-4

2.  Olga Klimova/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU) def. Sandra Zmak/Ryba (UNM), 8-3

3.  Natasha Vieira/Tereza Prochazkova (KSU) def. Maria Sotirchos/Nora Quintal (UNM), 8-3

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

 

Singles

1. Ola Abou-Zekry (UNM) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU), 6-1, 6-7, 10-0

2. Sandra Zmak (UNM) def. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 6-4, 3-6, 10-7

3. Mackenzie White (UNM) def. Kudlackova (KSU), 6-3 6-1

4. Lucy Scott (UNM) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 6-3, 6-3

5. Nora Quintal (UNM) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 6-4, 6-3

6. Maria Sotirchos (UNM) def. Tereza Prochazkova (KSU), 6-4, 6-1

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