K-State to Make Trip Through Texas

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State women’s tennis will continue its season-high five match road trip in the state of Texas this weekend. The Wildcats will face No. 63 Texas Tech on Friday at 3 p.m. and No. 4 Baylor on Sunday at 12 p.m. K-State will look to end a recent seven-match downturn.

 

Kansas State (3-9, 0-5 Big 12) has been led recently by freshman Nina Sertic. The product of Zagrab, Croatia tallied a pair of wins last weekend, as she outlasted Maryna Tkachenko of Oklahoma State on Saturday in three sets, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 and swept past Kristina Radan of Oklahoma, 6-3, 6-0. Both wins by Sertic came in the number three position in the K-State lineup and boosting her career record in the third position to 4-1.

 

This will be the first trip to Lubbock, Texas to face the Red Raiders for K-State since the 2006 season. The Wildcats lead the overall series with Texas Tech, 11-8. The Red Raiders (7-10, 2-4 Big 12) have been led this season by a strong doubles combination of Samantha van der Drift and Kelsey Garland. The duo is ranked No. 54 in the nation in the latest ITA/ Campbell’s doubles rankings and they own a 16-6 record together this season.

 

No. 4 Baylor (13-4, 4-0 Big 12) enters this weekend’s matches fresh off an upset of No. 3 Notre Dame. The Bears feature four singles players ranked among the ITA/Campbell’s singles rankings and two doubles teams ranked among the top-60 in the doubles rankings. Baylor holds the edge in the series history with the Wildcats, 13-3.

 

Following K-State’s trip through Texas this weekend, the Wildcats return to the state of Kansas to face the Jayhawks in Lawrence on Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m.