Wildcats Tally Mixed Results at Two Sites

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah Kansas State’s stay at the ITA Central Region Championships ended on Friday, while the Wildcats started action at the New Mexico Invitational.

 

The doubles pair of senior Katerina Kudlackova and sophomore Antea Huljev were defeated by the duo of Nanar Airpetian and Anouk Tigu of Arkansas in the round of 16, 8-2.

 

Huljev had to put the doubles defeat behind her, as she returned to the court in the late morning for her round of 32 singles match. The Velenje, Slovenia, product suffered her first three-set loss of the season, as Kristina Doerr of BYU captured the win, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. Huljev finishes the fall with an 8-4 singles record.

 

At the New Mexico Invitational, freshman Petra Chuda notched two singles wins to improve her career record to 5-5. The native of Kiev, Ukraine, opened her day with a three-set win over Sandra Walker of New Mexico, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. It was her first career three-set win as a Wildcat. In her second match, Chuda defeated Carla Murguia of UTEP with straight set decision, 6-0, 6-0.

 

Also capturing singles wins on Friday were junior Natasha Vieira and freshman Andrea Straznicka. Vieira ended a four-match losing streak with a straight set win over Bolan Tarkoe of Iowa State, 6-0, 6-2. Straznicka tallied her third win in five matches with a straight set decision over Ximena Fuentes of UTEP.

 

The Wildcats will continue action at the New Mexico Invitational through Sunday.

 

ITA Central Region Championships

Day 3

Salt Lake City, Utah Eccles Tennis Center

 

Doubles

Round of 16

Nanar Airapetian/Anouk Tigu (ARK) def. Antea Huljev/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 8-2

 

Singles

Round of 32

Kristina Doerr (BYU) def. Antea Huljev (KSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

 

New Mexico Invitational

Day 1

Albuquerque, N.M. Lobo Tennis Club

 

Doubles

Natasha Viera/Petra Chuda (KSU) def. Stacey Pinchbeck/Aimee Oki (NAU) 8-4

 

Singles

Natasha Viera (KSU) def. Bolan Tarkoe (ISU) 6-0, 6-2

Anya Villanueva (UNM) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU) 7-5, 6-4

Andrea Straznicka (KSU) def. Ximena Fuentes (UTEP) 6-2, 6-0

Petra Chuda (KSU) def. Sandra Walker (UNM) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Petra Chuda (KSU) def. Carla Murguia (UTEP) 6-0, 6-0

Kim Van Ginkel (NAU) def. Andrea Straznicka (KSU) 7-6, 6-4