Two Wildcats Win Twice to Open Hoosier Classic

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Kansas State’s Viviana Yrureta and Tereza Prochazkova both opened Friday’s competition at the Indiana Hoosier Classic with a pair of victories and helped Kansas State to a quick start.

 

Yrureta used three sets in both of her matches, wins over Indiana’s Brianna Williams and Mississippi’s Martina Banikova. Yrureta faces Notre Dame’s Colleen Reilly in the Flight A’ singles championship on Saturday morning.

 

“There are a lot of good schools here. I think the matches were pretty hard and you have to work hard to win each point,” Yrureta said. “I stayed on the court a long time. I’m glad I won. If you go to the third set, you want to win because you’ve played so much.”

 

Prochazkova needed three sets to defeat Murray State’s Lyndsay Ottosen but cruised through her second match against Murray State’s Adriana Alvarez, 6-1, 6-0, in the Round Robin Red groupings.

 

Natasha Vieira lost her first match of the day but rebounded with a straight set win over Notre Dame’s Bailey Louderback in the Round Robin White group.

 

Katerina Kudlackova went three sets in her opening match, losing a 16-14 tie-break in the third to Indiana’s Lindsey Stuckey. Kudlackova also lost her second match and will face Lousiana State’s Ashley Murdock in the consolation bracket of the singles Flight C.’

 

“Overall we were pretty good today - we won more than half of our total matches,” Kansas State assistant coach Marcos Mendez said. “I’m pretty happy. Even Katka had a good chance in her first match. I think if she would have won that match, it would have boosted her confidence and made a big difference.

 

“I think they fought well today. We had a lot of matches where we lost the first set but came back. The courts were playing a little bit fast and we were trying to adapt early. They kept their cool, had patience, and won some matches.”

 

On Saturday, the Hoosier Classic opens with two rounds of doubles play before closing out with two rounds of single play. Yrureta and Kudlackova team up and face Murray State’s Casady Pruitt and Anne Pennington in the main doubles draw. Prochazkova and Vieira will open play in the doubles round robin against Murray State’s Ottosen and Alvarez.

 

Indiana Hoosier Classic

Day One Results

Varsity Tennis Courts - Bloomington, Indiana

 

Singles

Flight A

Viviana Yrureta (KSU) def. Brianna Williams (IND), 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (4)

Viviana Yrureta (KSU) def. Martina Banikova (MISS), 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (9)

 

Flight C

Lindsey Stuckey (IND) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (14)

Naoko Ueshima (UGA) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-1, 6-0

 

Round Robin - Red

Tereza Prochazkova (KSU) def. Lyndsay Ottosen (MSU), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)

Tereza Prochazkova (KSU) def. Adriana Alvarez (MSU), 6-1, 6-0

 

Round Robin - White

Erin Clark (IND) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 6-2, 6-4

Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Bailey Louderback (ND), 6-3, 6-3