K-State Upset Bid Comes Up Short

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State women’s tennis received two singles wins and a doubles victory, but No. 4 Baylor held off the Wildcats on Sunday at the Washburn Tennis Facility, 5-2.


K-State (6-10, 2-5 Big 12) received its singles victories from freshmen Pauline Guemas and Antea Huljev. Guemas was a late addition to the lineup at the number six position, but was able to piece together her second Big 12 win with a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Natalie Holmes. The native of St. Fort, France has won two of her last three matches and is 3-3 this spring in the final position in the K-State lineup.


Huljev extended her match to three sets with 28th-ranked Taylor Ormand. Huljev was the victor after Ormond retired in the third set with a leg injury, 1-6, 6-1, 3-1. Huljev is now 3-3 in Big 12 play and 14-13 in her debut season.


Baylor (20-2, 6-0) had to fight off the Wildcats during doubles action to secure the doubles point, as K-State held a lead early in all three matches. K-State’s number three doubles’ pair of senior Viviana Yrureta and sophomore Natasha Vieira defeated Jana Bielikova and Zuzana Chmelarova, 8-5, to register the Wildcats’ lone doubles win. The duo of Yrureta and Vieira is 2-1 in Big 12 play and 4-7 overall.


Kansas State will travel to Texas next weekend to face Texas A&M and Texas.


Baylor (20-2, 6-0 Big 12) vs. Kansas State (6-10, 2-5 Big 12)

April 6, 2008

Manhattan, Kan. Washburn Tennis Facility

Final Results


Baylor 5, Kansas State 2

1. (2) Zuzana Zemenova/ Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Katerina Kudlackova/Olga Klimova (KSU); 8-6
2. (57) Taylor Ormond/ Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Antea Huljev/ Vanessa Cottin (KSU); 8-5
3. Viviana Yrureta/Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Jana Bielikova/Zuzana Chmelarova (BU); 8-5


Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2


1. (24) Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU); 6-4, 6-2

2. Antea Huljev (KSU) def. (28) Taylor Ormand (BU); 1-6, 6-1, 3-1 (ret. injury)

3. (24) Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU); 6-0, 6-1

4. (81) Jana Bielikova (BU) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU); 6-3, 6-0 

5. Zuzana Chmelarova (BU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU); 6-4, 6-1

6. Pauline Guemas (KSU) def. Natalie Holmes (BU); 6-4, 6-1


Order of finish: 6, 4, 3, 1*, 5, 2


* match clinched at No. 1 singles