Wildcats End Regular Season This Weekend

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State women's tennis will conclude its seven-match road trip this weekend in the state of Texas, as the Wildcats face No. 31 Texas on Friday in Austin and No. 8 Baylor on Sunday in Waco.Kansas State will face Texas at 2 p.m., at the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center. The Longhorns have won the previous 23 meetings in the series between the two schools.


Texas is 7-10 this season, including a 4-3 mark in Big 12 action. The Longhorns feature No. 43 Breaunna Addison at the top of their singles lineup. Texas also has two ranked doubles teams that feature Addison on both: No. 57 Addison and Danielle Wagland and No. 78 Addison and Ryann Foster.

Kansas State will face Baylor at 1 p.m., at the Hurd Tennis Center, to conclude the regular season schedule for both teams. The Lady Bears lead the series, 18-4, including an 11-1 mark in matches played in Waco.

Baylor is 20-6 this season, including a 6-1 mark in Big 12 action. The Lady Bears feature five players ranked among the Intercollegiate Tennis Association top-125 singles rankings. Pacing Baylor is No. 26 Ema Burgic, No. 33 Blair Shankle and No. 73 Kiah Generette. Baylor also has a pair of ITA ranked doubles teams: No. 9 Burgic and Shankle and No. 43 Kelley Anderson and Leolia JeanJean.

Kansas State (8-14, 1-6 Big 12) dropped a pair of matches last weekend, falling 4-2 at No. 29 Oklahoma on Friday, April 10 and 4-0 at No. 9 Oklahoma State on Sunday, April 12. K-State has dropped four straight Big 12 matches.

The Wildcats are led in singles play this season by sophomores Palma Juhasz and Iva Bago. Juhasz has generated a career-best 17-11 record this season, including wins in nine of her last 12 completed singles matches. The native of Debrecen, Hungary, owns a team-leading record of 10-7 this spring including a 7-3 record at the number two position.

Bago has a career-high 16 wins (16-12) including a 9-7 mark this spring. Bago has played in four of the five positions in the K-State singles lineup, which includes a 4-2 record at the number two position.

In doubles, K-State has been paced by the current top duo of Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna. The tandem is ranked No. 81 in the ITA doubles rankings and own a record of 7-3 this season.

As a doubles player in her career, Juhasz has a team-leading record of 31-22 including a 17-9 record this season with three different partners. In her last 14 completed doubles matches, Juhasz and her playing partner have come out on top 11 times.

Following this weekend's matches, Kansas State will return to Waco, Texas, next week to compete in the 2015 Big 12 Championships beginning on Thursday, April 23.