Cats Capture Doubles Against Horns

AUSTIN, Texas Kansas State earned a hard fought doubles point on Sunday afternoon, but No. 20 Texas prevailed in the match with a 6-1 win over the Wildcats at Penick-Allison Tennis Center. This is just the second loss this season for the Wildcats after they have won the doubles point.

 

K-State (6-12, 2-7 Big 12) took a 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point. The number one doubles team of Olga Klimova and Katerina Kudlackova upset the No. 21 ranked doubles team of Vanja Corovic and Marija Milic, 9-7, and even the doubles matches at one apiece. The win by the tandem of Klimova and Kudlackova ended a three-match losing streak and brought their Big 12 record to 4-5.

 

K-State’s number three doubles team of Viviana Yrureta and Natasha Vieira followed right behind the number one team with a 9-7 win of their own over Stephanie Davison and Caroline Larsson. The win evened Yrureta and Vieira’s Big 12 record at 3-3 and is the second win in the last three matches for the duo.

 

Texas (14-4, 8-0) recovered from the early deficit to sweep through singles action, including straight set wins at number four, three, two and five. The Longhorns are now 15-0 in the all-time series with the Wildcats.

 

Kansas State will return to Manhattan to host Iowa State on April 18 at 3 p.m. This will be the home finale for seniors Klimova and Yrureta.

 

Kansas State (6-12, 2-7 Big 12) vs. (20) Texas (14-4, 8-0 Big 12)

April 6, 2008

Austin, Texas Penick-Allison Tennis Center

Final Results

 

Texas 6, Kansas State 1

Doubles:
1. Katerina Kudlackova/Olga Klimova (KSU) def. (21) Vanja Corovic/Marija Milic (UT); 9-7
2. Maggie Mello/Courtney Zauft (UT) def. Antea Huljev/ Vanessa Cottin (KSU); 8-5
3. Viviana Yrureta/Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Stephanie Davison/Caroline Larsson 9-7

 

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

 

Singles:
1. (64) Vanja Corovic (UT) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU); 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

2. Courtney Zauft (UT) def. Antea Huljev (KSU); 6-1, 6-4

3. Stephanie Davison (UT) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU); 6-2, 6-2

4. Caroline Larsson (UT) def. Vanessa Cottin (KSU); 6-1, 6-1 

5. Sarah Lancaster (UT) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU); 6-2, 6-1

6. Maggie Mello (UT) vs. Pauline Guemas (KSU); 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

 

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

 

* match clinched at No. 5 singles