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Petra Sedlmajerova
 Petra Sedlmajerova
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic

High School:
Business Academy

Height:
5-7

Position:
Right-handed

Experience:
3L

Honors

• 2003 Verizon Academic All-District First Team
• 2003 All-Big 12 singles first team
• 2003 All-Big 12 doubles first team
• 2002 Big 12 Conference No. 3 Singles Position Runner-Up
• 2002 Verizon Academic All-District Second Team
• 2002 ITA Scholar-Athlete
• 2001 All-Big 12 Singles first team
• 2001 Big 12 Conference No. 2 Singles Position Runner-Up
• 2002, 2001 All-Big 12 Academic first team
• 2000 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Rookie of the Year
• 2000 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year
• 2000 All-Big 12 Singles first team
• Seven-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

As a senior (2002-2003): Finished with an overall record of 17-14, including 5-5 in the Big 12 and 12-9 in dual matches...Posted a dual record of 1-0 at No. 2...Had a 9-4 record vs. Central Region opponents...Was 3-9 vs. ranked foes...Upset No. 75 Jessica Rush of Northwestern, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Beat then-No. 107-ranked Vida Mulec of Baylor, 6-3, 7-6 (4) and then-No. 113 Dominique Lemperle, 6-3, 7-5 (8)...Won six straight matches between Nov. 9 and Feb. 15...Opened spring season wth four straight victories...Won three of her four matches in February.

Posted a 20-12 doubles record...Teamed with Paulina Castillejos at No. 1 doubles and the pair are ranked No. 56 in the final poll...Duo had an overall record of 13-7, including 5-5 in the Big 12 and 13-7 in dual matches...Posted a dual record of 6-4 and Big 12 mark of 2-2 at No. 2 doubles...Upset No. 32 Kendra Strohm and Ziva Grasic of Texas, 8-5 during the regular season and again five days later in the Big 12 Championship when UT was ranked No. 19...Won the first four matches of the spring...Have won seven of their last 10 matches, including five of the last eight at No. 1.

Posted a 5-5 fall record...Reached the round of 16 in the main draw of the ITA Regional Tournament in the fall...Teamed with Jessica Simosa in doubles and had a 4-1 record...At the Arizona State/Thunderbird Collegiate Invitational, the pair beat Beverly Dawson and Irina Tereschenko of Texas Tech, 8-3 when the Lady Raiders were ranked No. 38 in the preseason ITA rankings.

As a junior (2001-2002): Named Verizon Academic All-District second team member, an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete and to the All-Big 12 Academic Team...No. 3 singles position runner-up...Big 12 Player of the Week (3/4).

Posted an overall record of 17-11, including 8-3 in the Big 12 and 12-5 in dual matches...Had a dual record of 1-1 at No. 2...Was 8-3 record vs. Central Region opponents...Ranked three times during the season, tied for No. 100 in the Jan. 8 preseason poll, No. 92 on Feb. 22 and No. 95 in the March 6 ITA tennis rankings...Upset then-No. 12-ranked Anne Nguyen of Georgia, 6-2, 6-1 in the Georgia Bulldog Fall Invitational.

Won eight straight matches between Jan. 26 and Mar. 9, losing just one set in those eight victories...Finished season with a six-match winning streak, losing only one set...Was undefeated in February, winning four matches.

Reached the quarterfinals of the main draw of the ITA Regional Tournament in the fall, after winning three matches to reach the quarterfinals....Teamed with Kathy Chuda at No. 2 doubles...Duo has an overall record of 17-11, including 5-4 in the Big 12 and 11-6 in dual matches...Won seven consecutive matches between Jan. 27 and March 9.

Paired with Maria Rosenberg at No. 3 for the final two matches of the season...Duo was 2-2 overall.

Career singles record of 60-33, career doubles record of 53-43.

As a sophomore (2000-2001): Posted an overall record of 20-13, including 9-2 in the Big 12 at No. 2 singles...Named the All-Big 12 Singles first team, Big 12 Conference No. 2 Singles Position Runner-up and All-Big 12 Academic first team...Upset No. 21-ranked Janet Walker of Texas, April 22, 6-3, 7-5...Won eight of nine matches from March 21 to April 22...Has tallied 42 wins in her first two seasons (22 as a freshman, 20 as a sophomore)...Posted a 12-5 record from Feb. 3 to April 22, including six straight wins from March 21-April 14...Teamed with Kathy Chuda at No. 2 doubles...Duo had an overall record of 12-9, including 6-5 in the Big 12...Went 4-4 in the fall, including two wins at the ITA Regional Championships...Ended the fall ranked No. 63 in the final rankings...Defeated Iowa State's Kristin Gyaki (6-3, 6-3) and Utah's Irini Kotoglou (6-2, 6-3) at regionals...Dropped two matches at the Riviera All-American in Los Angeles in mid-October...Posted a 4-3 mark with Eva Novotna in doubles...The duo won three matches at the regionals, advancing to the semis before falling to the eventual champions DeSpain and Sedivec of Tulsa, 8-6...Went 1-2 at the Indiana Hoosier Classic...Career singles record of 42-23, career doubles record of 34-30.

As a freshman (1999-2000): Was named the 2000 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region's Rookie of the Year after posting 22 singles wins as a 2000 freshman...Also named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year after playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Wildcats...Ended the year with an ITA ranking of No. 91, the highest year-end ranking for a freshman in program history...Also ended the year ranked No. 4 in the Central Region...Exploded to start the spring season, winning her first 10 matches from Jan. 21-March 18, including a 7-6, 6-1 win over the then-No. 3-ranked Katarina Valkyova of San Diego in the year's first match...Also scored wins over top regional players Eline Chiew of BYU, 6-2, 0-6 (10-8) and Ana Friganovic of New Mexico, 6-3, 6-2...Posted a 6-5 Big 12 singles record, although began the season 5-1...Went 2-0 in the Big 12 Tournament, including a key win over Dominika Olszewska (Oklahoma St.) to propel the Wildcats into the semifinals of the team tourney...Teamed with Eva Novotna in doubles and tallied a 14-12 record at No. 1 and 2 doubles...Duo's biggest win of the year came at No. 1 doubles vs. Kansas, 9-7, to help the Wildcats defeat Kansas for the first time since 1973, despite falling behind 5-2...Ended the season ranked No. 7 in the region...Pair won eight straight matches from Jan. 29-March 20...Ended the fall ranked No. 11 in the ITA singles Central Regional rankings...Posted a 6-4 singles record during her first fall in Manhattan...Won three straight matches, including her first two matches at the Rolex Central Regional tournament before falling in the round of 16 to Natalie Alekhova of New Mexico, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5...Tallied a 6-7 overall doubles record, including a 2-4 mark with Eva Novotna and a 4-3 record with Vesselina Jeliazkova...Won four in a row with Jeliazkova at the Indiana Hoosier Classic and Wildcat Doubles Invitational.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Competed at the Czech National Tennis Championships as a junior, finishing second in the under-14's in 1995 and third in 1994...Finished last year ranked No. 44 in the Czech Republic women's national rankings...Prepped at the Business Academy in Usti Nad Labem, where she graduated from in 1999.

PERSONAL: Born March 31, 1981 in Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic to Vladimir Sedlmajerov and Dana Sedlmajerova...One of two children...Parents are both teachers...Dad, Vladimir, was her tennis coach throughout her junior career...Mom, Dana, competed for the Czech Republic in both gymnastics and figure skating...Enjoys riding horses and reading...Majoring in international business and marketing at Kansas State...Pronounced Settle-mare-oh-va.

Singles

Year Overall Dual Tourn. Big 12 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1999-00 22-10 16-6 6-4 6-5 12-5 4-1 - - - -
2000-01 20-13 14-7 6-6 9-3 - 14-7 - - - -
2001-02 18-10 14-6 4-5 8-3 - 1-1 13-5 - - -
2002-03 17-14 12-9 5-5 5-5 11-9 1-0 - - - -
Career 77-47 56-28 21-20 28-16 23-14 20-9 13-5 - - -

Doubles

Year Overall Dual Tourn. Big 12 #1 #2 #3
1999-00 18-15 12-8 6-7 6-5 6-6 6-2 -
2000-01 16-15 11-8 5-7 6-5 - 11-8 -
2001-02 19-13 13-8 6-5 6-5 - 11-6 2-2
2002-03 20-12 13-7 7-3 5-5 6-5 7-2 -
Career 73-55 49-31 24-22 23-20 12-11 35-18 2-2