Slupska, Huljev Improve Winning Streaks

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Kansas State’s Mariya Slupska and Antea Huljev each improved their season-high singles win streaks to three on Friday during the first day of action at the Hoosier Classic. The Wildcats also captured two wins in doubles play at the IU Tennis Center.

 

Slupska, a freshman from Kiev, Ukraine, tallied a hard-fought straight set win over Myriam Sopel of Indiana, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Slupska is now 5-3 on the season and has won three straight and four of her last five outings.

 

Huljev also moved her win streak to three and won her fourth match in five tries with a three-set win over Joanna Craven of Purdue, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5). The product of Velenje, Slovenia is now 6-2 this season and has a career mark of 21-19. She is now 3-0 in three-set matches this season.

 

Also capturing a singles win on Friday was freshman Andrea Straznicka. The native of Lysice, Czech Republic, notched a three-set win over Brianna Williams of Indiana, 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8). This was the first three-set win of Straznicka’s career in three attempts.

 

The doubles pairing to capture wins were the duos of sophomore Vanessa Cottin and Slupska and freshman Petra Chuda and junior Natasha Vieira. Cottin and Slupska defeated Elna de Villiers and Natalya Mayuk of Missisippi State, 8-5, while Chuda and Vieira outlasted Maria Guerreiro and Stephanie Heller of Indiana, 8-6.

 

Kansas State will continue play at the Hoosier Classic on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Hoosier Classic

Day 1 Results

Oct. 3-5 Bloomington, Ind.

 

Singles

Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Joanna Craven (PU), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)

Lindsey Stuckey (IU) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-1, 6-1

Mariya Slupska (KSU) def. Myriam Sopel (IU), 7-6 (4), 7-5

Jennifer Rabot (PU) def. Vanessa Cottin (KSU), 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

Remi Martin (PU) vs. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)

Andrea Straznicka (KSU) def. Brianna Williams (IU), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Tatiana Ganzha (PU) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 6-4, 6-1

 

Doubles

Crimson Draw

Sigrid Fischer/Katya Zapadalova (IU) def. Antea Huljev/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 8-6

 

Cream Draw

Vanessa Cottin/Mariya Slupska (KSU) def. Elna de Villiers/Natalya Mayuk (MSU), 8-5

 

Round Robin Draw

Petra Chuda/Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Maria Guerreiro/Stephanie Heller (IU), 8-6