K-State Rally Comes Up Short

EDMOND, Okla. After dropping the doubles point, Kansas State women’s tennis put together a strong rally but came up just short to No. 70 Oklahoma State on Saturday, 4-3. The Wildcats have now dropped six straight matches


K-State (3-8, 0-4 Big 12) was swept in doubles action, but quickly recovered in singles play. Sophomore Antea Huljev recorded her first sweep at number one singles since Feb. 22, with a 6-2, 7-5 decision over JoAnne Karaitiana. Huljev is now 13-13 on the season and 2-2 in Big 12 singles action.


The Wildcats also registered a pair of three-set wins, as freshman Nina Sertic and senior Katerina Kudlackova. Sertic won her third match this season at number two single with a three-set decision over Maryna Tkachenko, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5. Sertic is now 5-8 on the season and is 3-2 in three-set matches, winning her first extended match since Feb. 21.


Kudlackova put an end to a personal three-match skid with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Alisa Buslaieva. With the win, the product of Ceska Trebova, Czech Republic, is now 2-1 in three-set matches this season and 2-0 this spring.


Oklahoma State (8-8, 2-3 Big 12) garnered wins at number two, four and five singles to capture the match. The Cowgirls won two of the three singles matches (No. 2 and No. 5) in three-sets.


Kansas State will continue action on the road this weekend, as the Wildcats travel to Oklahoma on Sunday. Match time in Norman is set for 1 p.m.



Kansas State (3-8, 0-4 Big 12) at (70) Oklahoma State (8-8, 2-3 Big 12)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Edmond, Okla. Oak Tree Country Club


(70) Oklahoma State 4, Kansas State 3



1.       JoAnne Karaitiana/Nataliya Shatkovskaya (OSU) def. Katka Kudlackova/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-5

2.       Iryna Khatsko/Alisa Buslaieva (OSU) def. Vanessa Cottin/Mariya Slupska (KSU), 8-3

3.       Sasha Belova/Maryna Tkachenko (OSU) def. Antea Huljev/Petra Chuda (KSU), 9-7



1.       Antea Huljev (KSU) def. JoAnne Karaitiana (OSU), 6-2, 7-5

2.       Nataliya Shatkovskaya (OSU) def. Mariya Slupska (KSU), 6-7, 6-2, 6-1

3.       Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Maryna Tkachenko (OSU), 2-6, 7-6, 7-5

4.       Iryna Khatsko (OSU) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 6-1, 6-1

5.       Sasha Belova (OSU) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 6-7, 6-3, 6-1

6.       Katerina Kudlackova (KSU) def. Alisa Buslaieva (OSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0