Cats Topped by Jayhawks, 5-2

LAWRENCE, Kan. Kansas State captured a pair of singles victories on Wednesday afternoon, but Kansas was able to secure the match, 5-2, at the First Serve Tennis Center.


K-State (3-12, 0-8 Big 12) secured singles wins at the number one and number four positions in the lineup. Sophomore Antea Huljev, the Wildcats’ number one singles player, snapped a personal three-match downturn, as she outlasted Edina Horvath, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. The product of Velenje, Slovenia, is now 14-16 on the season and is 3-5 in Big 12 action. With the victory, Huljev won her first three-set match of the spring and her first since Oct. 16. Huljev is now 5-3 in three-set matches this season.


At the number four position, freshman Petra Chuda ended a personal 10-match skid by defeating Kunigunda Dorn, 7-5, 1-6, 10-7. This was Chuda’s first career Big 12 win in eight chances and her first three-set win since Feb. 8 which was her last win overall. Chuda is now 3-3 in three-set matches and 10-18 in her brief stint at K-State.


The Wildcats also carded a doubles win on Wednesday, as the number two pairing of freshman Mariya Slupska and Natasha Vieira set down Maria Martinez and Erin Wilbert, 8-3. Slupska and Vieira are now 3-1 when paired together this season.


Kansas State will return home for a three-match homestand to end the regular season, beginning on Saturday. K-State will face No. 63 Nebraska at 1 p.m. at the Wamego Recreation Complex.


Kansas State (3-12, 0-8 Big 12) at Kansas (10-10, 4-5 Big 12)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lawrence, Kan. First Serve Tennis Center


Kansas 5, Kansas State 2



1.       Edina Horvath/Ekaterina Morozova (KU) def. Antea Huljev/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-5

2.       Mariya Slupska/Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Maria Martinez/Erin Wilbert (KU), 8-3

3.       Yuliana Svistun/Kunigunda Dorn (KU) def. Petra Chuda/Vanessa Cottin (KSU), 8-4


Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1



1.       Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Edina Horvath (KU), 6-3, 3-6, 10-7

2.       Ekaterina Morozova (KU) def. Mariya Slupska (KSU), 6-3, 6-3

3.       Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Nina Sertic (KSU), 6-4, 6-1

4.       Petra Chuda (KSU) def. Kunigunda Dorn (KU), 7-5, 1-6, 10-7

5.       Maria Martinez (KU) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 6-3, 6-2

6.       Erin Wilbert (KU) def. Vanessa Cottin (KSU), 6-2, 6-1


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

* - match decided