K-State Readies for Kansas on Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State women's tennis will continue its seven-match road trip on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Lawrence to face Sunflower State rival, Kansas.

Kansas State will face Kansas at 12 p.m., at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The match will be broadcast live by Time Warner Sports Channel/Metro Sports in the Kansas City area and on ESPN3. The Jayhawks lead the series 39-14 including a 17-6 mark in matches played in Lawrence, but K-State has won six straight meetings in the series.

Kansas is 6-9 this season, including a 2-2 mark in Big 12 action. Last weekend, Kansas lost a pair of 4-3 matches in the north Texas area, falling to North Texas on Friday in Denton and SMU in Dallas on Saturday.

Kansas State (8-11, 1-3 Big 12) split its matches last Saturday in Wichita, as the Wildcats fell to No. 25 Wichita State, 4-0, and defeated Newman, 5-1, in the night cap.

The Wildcats are led in singles play this season by sophomores Iva Bago and Palma Juhasz. Bago has a career-high 16 wins (16-11) including a 9-6 mark this spring. Bago has played in four of the five positions in the K-State singles lineup, which includes a 4-2 record at the number two position.

Juhasz has generated a career-best 16-10 record this season, including wins in eight of her last 10 completed singles matches. The native of Debrecen, Hungary, is 9-6 this spring including a 6-2 record at the number two position.

In doubles, K-State has been paced by the current top duo of Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna. The tandem is 7-1 this season, including a current four-match winning streak.

As a doubles player in her career, Juhasz has a team-leading record of 31-20 including a 17-7 record this season with three different partners. In her last 12 completed doubles matches, Juhasz and her playing partner have come out on top 11 times.

Following Saturday's match, Kansas State continues its road trip with a trip to the state of Oklahoma. The Wildcats will face No. 32 Oklahoma on Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m., and No. 13 Oklahoma State on Sunday at 1 p.m.