K-State Ends Home Schedule This Weekend

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's tennis will conclude its 2015 spring schedule this weekend, as the Wildcats host West Virginia on Friday and Iowa State on Sunday. Both matches are slated to be played outdoors at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium and are free and open to the public.


The Wildcats and Mountaineers will face off on Friday at 11 a.m. Friday's match is Fort International Student Day. The first 25 international students in attendance will receive a free K-State t-shirt.

K-State leads the series with West Virginia, 4-0. The last meeting in the series came on April 24, 2014 in Fort Worth in the first round of the 2014 Big 12 Championship, a 4-0 win by the Wildcats.

In the 2015 spring season, West Virginia is 9-4 overall and 0-1 in the Big 12. The Mountaineers enter the weekend on a four-match losing streak following a 4-3 loss at Iowa State on Friday.

K-State and Iowa State will face off on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday's match will be Senior Day, as the Wildcats will honor their lone senior, Amina St. Hill, prior to the start of the match. St. Hill has registered a career singles record of 47-45 with three straight seasons of 10 or more wins including a career-high 16 last season. Off the court, she is the team's 2014-15 representative on K-State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Amina is a two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient and is majoring in communication studies and will graduate in May 2016.

The Wildcats lead the series with the Cyclones, 29-10, including a 13-3 record in Manhattan. The last meeting in the series came on March 16, 2014 in Ames, a 5-2 win by the Wildcats.

In the 2015 spring season, Iowa State is 5-7 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12. The Cyclones are led by Meghan Cassens with an 8-3 record this spring coming from the number three position in the lineup.

In its last match, Kansas State (6-9) fell 4-0 to No. 17 Texas Tech on Sunday, March 16. In its last three matches, K-State has won just one singles point in 10 opportunities.

The Wildcats are led in singles play this season by sophomore Palma Juhasz. Juhasz has generated a 14-8 record this season, including a current six-match win streak. With her win at Iowa on March 8, Juhasz tied her effort from last season for singles wins. The native of Debrecen, Hungary, is 4-0 in the number two position and was 3-4 after making the jump to number one in the lineup.

Following this weekend's Big 12 matches, Kansas State will step outside of league play next weekend. The Wildcats will travel to Wichita to face Wichita State and Newman on Saturday, March 28. K-State will face the Shockers at 1 p.m., and the Jets at 6 p.m.