Kansas State Women's Tennis History

The Kansas State Women’s Tennis team played its first season in 1973 under coach Bev Yenzer.  Yenzer guided the team to an overall 6-3 record that first year.  Since then, the Wildcats have made three team NCAA Tournament appearances and five individual NCAA Tournament appearances.  The tennis team has also had six singles champions, five doubles champions, and two Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American players.

 

Current coach Steve Bietau enters his 26th season as coach of the Wildcats in 2010.  Bietau eclipsed the 200-win plateau in 2006 and his teams have won 224 dual matches in his 25 seasons as the leader of the Kansas State program.  Bietau’s 2006 squad finished the season 11-10, the eighth season in Bietau’s tenure that the Wildcats finished with a winning record.  The 2006 Wildcats also went 6-5 in Big 12 competition and finished undefeated in the north division.  Kansas State spent the entire season ranked in the ITA polls and finished the season as the No. 54 team in the nation.

 

In 2003, the Wildcats had the best season of any Bietau team and posted a school-record 15 victories and a record tying seven Big 12 wins en route to reaching the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.  This appearance marked the third time the Wildcats have advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

 

The success in 2003 was nothing new for Bietau, who has twice been named the conference Coach of the Year (1989, 2000) and ITA Central Region Coach of the Year (1990, 1996) during his stay in Manhattan.

 

 

All-Time Coaches:
Bev Yenzer, 1973  (6-3)

Stephen Snodgrass, 1977-79 & 1981-83  (15-40)

David Hacker, 1979-81 (16-28)

Steve Webb, 1983-84 (10-24)

Steve Bietau, 1985-present (224-304)