Chumak Wins K-State Debut

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's tennis opened its fall schedule on Friday afternoon at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex at Wichita State. Freshman Maryna Chumak was the only Wildcat to break into the win column on the first day of the WSU Fall Classic.

Chumak, a native of Odessa, Ukraine, tallied a 6-4, 6-4 win over Rone van Wyk of Arkansas State in her first career singles match as a Wildcat. Chumak advances to the quarterfinals of Flight A on Saturday.

In Flight B, senior Natasha Vieira fought hard but came up on the short end of a 6-3, 8-6 decision to Leyla Simmons of Oklahoma.

After a first round loss in doubles action, the K-State duo of junior Antea Huljev and sophomore Nina Sertic defeated Alexandra Cristello and Leyla Simmons, 8-3. Dating back to last season, the combination of Huljev and Sertic is now 3-7 together.

K-State will continue action at the WSU Fall Classic on Saturday. 

WSU Fall Classic
Day 1 Results
Sept. 18-20 - Wichita, Kan.

Main Draw - Flight A - Round of 16
(71) Ana-Maria Constantinescu (OU) def. Nina Sertic (KSU), 6-2, 6-0
Lutfiana Budiharto (WSU) def. Antea Huljev (KSU), 6-4, 6-3
Maryna Chumak (KSU) def. Rone van Wyk (ASU), 6-4, 6-4

Main Draw - Flight B - Round of 16
Leyla Simmons (OSU) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 6-3, 8-6

Doubles - Round of 16
Annemijn Koenen/Claudine Paulson (Ark) def. Antea Huljev/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-3
Florentina Hanisch/Lenore Lazaroiu (WSU) def. Maryna Chumak/Natasha Vieira (KSU), 8-3

Doubles - 1st Round Loss Bracket
Antea Huljev/Nina Sertic (KSU) def. Alexandra Cristello/Leyla Simmons (OSU), 8-3