K-State on Texas Two-Step This Weekend

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State women’s tennis will travel to the Lone Star State this weekend to face a pair of ranked teams, No. 33 Texas A&M on Friday and No. 20 Texas on Sunday.


K-State (6-10, 2-5 Big 12) dropped a pair of 5-2 decisions last weekend to end its five-match homestand with a 1-4 mark. A pair of freshmen have improved their play over the last four matches, as Antea Huljev and Pauline Guemas have tallied two wins during this span. Huljev is 2-2 in her last four matches, defeating Yawna Allen of Oklahoma State and No. 28 Taylor Ormond of Baylor. The win over Ormond by Huljev is her first career win over a ranked opponent.


Guemas is 2-1 in her last three performances, including her first straight set win since Sept. 23. The product of St. Fort, France defeated Natalie Holmes of Baylor, 6-4, 6-1 to improve to 2-1 in Big 12 play.


Texas A&M (12-6, 6-1) has three players among the Big 12 wins leaders at their respective lineup positions and a doubles team leading the conference. At number one singles, the Aggies are paced by Elze’ Potgieter with a 6-1 mark to rank second in the league. At number three singles, Texas A&M is led by Anna Blagodarova with a 4-1 record. At number five singles, Morgan Frank leads the conference with a 5-0 record.


The doubles pair of Stephanie Davidson and Morgan Frank leads the league at number three doubles with an unblemished mark of 7-0.


Texas (12-4, 6-0) has three players and two doubles teams with unbeaten league records, led by number one singles player Vanja Corovic with a 4-0 mark. Right behind Corovic is Courtney Zauft at the number two position with a 4-0 record. The Longhorns’ final unbeaten player is number five singles player Sarah Lancaster at 4-0.


The unbeaten doubles’ teams are the number one pair of Corovic and Marija Milic at 6-0 and number two team of Maggie Mello and Zauft at 4-0. The pairing of Corovic and Milic leads the Big 12.


Following this weekend, K-State will return to Manhattan for the final home match of the season on Friday, April 18 against Iowa State.