K-State Outlasted by No. 37 TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas Kansas State attempted to end its six-match losing streak on Monday night at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, but No. 37 TCU deftly defended its home court with a 6-1 win.


The Wildcats (2-8) pushed the Horned Frogs (8-7) to the limit in doubles play to open the night. K-State benefited from a default by TCU at the number three position to jump out to an early 1-0 edge in doubles. TCU evened up doubles action at the number one spot with an 8-5 win by Ana Cetnik and Nina Munch-Soegaard over the Wildcats’ Viviana Yrureta and Fernanda Da Valle.


The Wildcats nearly salvaged the doubles point at the number two position as junior Olga Klimova and sophomore Katerina Kudlackova pushed Anna Sydorska and Andrea Morgado to an extra point, falling 9-8 (5) and dropping the point.


K-State again was granted a default and evened the match at one as Natasha Vieira earned the win. TCU sealed the match with three straight set wins at the numbers three, two and four positions. Yrureta and Kudlackova each pushed to extra points in the first sets of their matches, but were unable to push through for the win.


Kansas State will return to action on Thursday at Fresno State to conclude a three-match spring road trip.   


No. 37 TCU (8-7) def. Kansas State (2-8)

March 19, 2007

Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center



1.            Anna Sydorska (TCU) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU) 7-6(2), 6-2

2.            Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU) def. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU) 6-3, 6-4

3.            Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU) 6-3, 6-2

4.            Kewa Nichols (TCU) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU) 7-6 (5), 6-2

5.            Andrea Morgado (TCU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU) 6-4, 7-5

6.            Natasha Vieira (KSU) won by default


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



1.            Cetnik/Munch-Soegaard (TCU) def. Yrureta/Da Valle (KSU), 8-5

2.            Sydorska/Morgado (TCU) def. Klimova/Kudlackova (KSU) 9-8(5)

3.            Kvaratskhelia/Vieira (KSU) won by default


 Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2*