K-State Finishes Home Stand against Texas Tech, Baylor

Petra Niedermayerova

March 21, 2012

Kansas State Weekly Notes (PDF)

Match 14
(18) Texas Tech (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) at (75) Kansas State (5-8, 1-1 Big 12)
March 23, 2012 | 1 p.m. | Wamego Recreation Complex | Wamego, Kan.

Series History and Notes
K-State leads the series, 12-10... Texas Tech won last season’s meeting in Lubbock, 7-0 on March 20... The Lady Raiders have won four of the last five meetings in the series... The Wildcats are 6-2 against Texas Tech in matches played in Manhattan/Wamego... K-State won the last match played against the Lady Raiders in Wamego, 5-2, on April 25, 2010.

Match 15
(13) Baylor (13-5, 0-1 Big 12) at (75) Kansas State (5-8, 1-1 Big 12)
March 25, 2012 | 12 p.m. | Wamego Recreation Complex | Wamego, Kan.

Series History and Notes
Baylor leads the series, 15-4... K-State won the last meeting between the teams, 4-3, on March 18, 2010 in Waco... The win by the Wildcats ended a nine-match skid to the Lady Bears... K-State is 2-5 against Baylor in matches played in Manhattan/Wamego.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – No. 75 Kansas State will close out its season-high five match home stand this weekend, as the Wildcats will face a pair of top-25 squads. K-State will face No. 18 Texas Tech on Friday at 1 p.m., and will close out the weekend against No. 13 Baylor on Sunday at 12 p.m. This weekend’s matches will feature six ranked players in the Campbell/ITA national singles rankings, as the Wildcats feature two, Texas Tech one and Baylor three. During its five-match home stand, the Wildcats have faced a ranked opponent in all five matches.

This weekend’s matches are scheduled to be played outdoors at the Wamego Recreation Complex (directions on page 3) in Wamego, Kan. If weather forces the matches to be moved indoors to Body First Tennis and Fitness Center in Manhattan, an announcement will be made through the official K-State Athletic Department Twitter feeds (@kstatesports and @kstate_gameday).

K-State dropped its last match on March 18, as the Wildcats fell 7-0 to No. 55 Memphis at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center. The lone bright spot for the Wildcats was the number three doubles pairing of senior Petra Chuda and Carmen Borau Ramos. The duo tallied its third straight win together with a 8-5 decision over the Tigers’ pair. Chuda and Borau Ramos have been paired together eight times in their K-State careers and own a 5-3 mark in those matches. Chuda owns a career 44-59 record in doubles play, including a 25-38 record in dual match doubles action. Borau Ramos is 38-31 in her career in doubles and is 23-19 in dual match play.

Pacing Kansas State from the top of the singles lineup this season have been Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic. Niedermayerova, the No. 30 player in the nation in the most recent Campbell/ITA national singles rankings, has won 10 of her last 12 matches. The Brno, Czech Republic native is 16-3 in straight set matches this season and is 16-9 overall. Niedermayerova’s last win over the Sooners was the 40th of her brief career with the Wildcats, as her career record stands at 40-18.

Bonacic, the No. 83 player in the nation, has won 11 of her last 14 outings. With one win this weekend, the junior from Split, Croatia, will reach the 50-win plateau for her career as she owns a 49-31 career record and is 37-12 in dual match play. In terms of her play from the number two position in the lineup, Bonacic is 15-5 in her career in the number two spot and has played every match this season in the second position.

Following this weekend, K-State returns to the road to face No. 16 Texas A&M on March 30 and No. 9 Texas on April 1.