Wildcats Open Play at T-Bird Invite

TEMPE, Ariz. Kansas State began competition on Friday at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational at the Whiteman Tennis Center with senior Viviana Yrureta and junior Katerina Kudlackova capturing singles wins.


Yrureta improved her fall record to 6-3 with a first round win in the main draw over Lauren Megale of Michigan, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. This was the fourth 3-set victory for the native of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela and the second when she has dropped the opening set. Yrureta was defeated in the second round on Friday afternoon by Bojana Bobusic of California, 6-2, 6-0. Yrureta will continue action on Saturday morning against Micaela Hein of Arizona State in the Maroon Draw.


Kudlackova dropped her opening round matchup with Whitney Taney of Michigan, 6-1, 6-3, but recovered for a 6-0, 6-1 win over Alejandra Boeker of Purdue. Kudlackova is 3-6 this fall, but has won three of her last matches. She will return to the court on Saturday morning to face Lindsey Howard of Michigan.


Kudlackova teamed with sophomore Natasha Vieira to register their fifth doubles win of the fall, an 8-6 decision over Beier/Boeker of Purdue. Kudlackova and Vieira have a record of 5-1 this fall and had not been paired together until the Hoosier Classic on Oct. 6.


The Wildcats will continue play at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday with the quarterfinals and semifinals of the main draw of singles play and continue round robin doubles play.


ASU Thunderbird Invitational

Whiteman Tennis Center

Day 1 Results


Singles Results

First Round Main Draw

Viviana Yrureta (Kansas State) def. Lauren Megale (Arizona State) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Whitney Taney (Michigan) def. Katerina Kudlackova (Kansas State) 6-1, 6-3

Jessica Leitch (Arizona State) def. Natasha Vieira (Kansas State) 6-1, 6-1

Whitney Deason (Stanford) def. Antea Huljev (Kansas State) 6-2, 7-5


Second Round Main Draw

Bojana Bobusic (California) def. Viviana Yrureta (Kansas State) 6-2, 6-0


First Round Losers Bracket

Katerina Kudlackova (Kansas State) def.  Alejandra Boeker (Purdue) 6-0, 6-1

Rika Tatsuno (Michigan) def. Antea Huljev (Kansas State) 6-4, 6-2

Chisako Sugiyama (Michigan) def. Natasha Vieira (Kansas State) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles Results

Katerina Kudlackova/Natasha Vieira (Kansas State) def. Brooke Beier/Alejandra Boeker (Purdue) 8-6

Wendy Pilecka/Micaela Hein (Arizona State) def. Viviana Yrureta/Antea Huljev (Kansas State) 8-4