Feb. 9, 2013
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – No. 60 Kansas State women’s tennis moved to 3-0 on the young season following a dramatic 4-3 win over No. 23 Tulsa Saturday at the Body First Tennis and Fitness Center.
The win was the highest for a Wildcat squad over a ranked opponent since beating No. 10 Baylor on March 18, 2011, and lifted K-State to its first 3-0 start since 2011.
The Wildcats opened action by winning the doubles point for the second time this season. K-State tallied its first doubles win of the afternoon with an 8-2 victory from the top pairing and No. 34 nationally ranked Karla Bonacic and Petra Niedermayerova over No. 9 ranked Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique. Niedermayerova and Bonacic are now 23-21 in their career when paired together. The win on Saturday was second straight for the duo and the fourth in the last five matches.
K-State sealed the doubles point with an 8-4 win from the No. 2 pairing of freshman Ivana Kubickova and senior Carmen Borau Ramos over Michelle Farley and Saana Saarteinen. Kubickova and Borau Ramos are 3-2 this season and have won three straight matches together.
In singles action, No. 15 ranked Niedermayerova fought to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, decision over No. 124 Vickers. With her win on Saturday, Niedermayerova stands alone in fifth on the career singles wins list with a career mark of 65-28. She needs two wins to tie for fourth and 14 wins to move into a tie for first. The junior from Brno, Czech Republic owns a team-leading record of 17-5 this season and is 4-1 in three-set matches. Niedermayerova has played three straight 3-set matches, winning all three.
Bonacic also needed three sets to pick up her second win this spring. The senior from Split, Croatia, defeated Enrique, 7-6 (9), 5-7, 6-2 to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. Bonacic is 61-37 in her career and needs just two wins to tie for seventh on the K-State career singles wins list. Bonacic is 18-7 in her career in three-set matches, including a 2-2 mark this season.
After Tulsa closed the gap to 3-2, Borau Ramos sealed the win for the Wildcats with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Saarteinen at No. 5 singles. Borau Ramos is 7-8 this season and improves to 37-56 in her career. The senior from Jaca, Spain, is 9-6 in her career from the No. 5 position in the K-State lineup.
K-State will now take to the road for the next 12 matches. The Wildcats will travel to Memphis, Tenn., next weekend to face No. 70 Memphis on Friday at 6 p.m., and No. 70 Columbia on Saturday at 2 p.m.
(23) Tulsa (5-2) at (60) Kansas State (3-0)
February 9, 2013
Manhattan, Kan. | Body First Tennis and Fitness Center
(60) Kansas State 4, (23) Tulsa 3
1. (34) Petra Niedermayerova/Karla Bonacic (K-State) def. (9) Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (Tulsa), 8-2
2. Ivana Kubickova/Carmen Borau Ramos (K-State) def. Michelle Farley/Saana Saarteinen (Tulsa), 8-4
3. Ana Gomez Aleman/Amina St. Hill (K-State) vs. Renata Kuricova/Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa), DNF
1. (15) Petra Niedermayerova (K-State) def. (124) Samantha Vickers (Tulsa), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
2. Karla Bonacic (K-State) def. Isaura Enrique (Tulsa), 7-6 (9), 5-7, 6-2
3. Michelle Farley (Tulsa) def. Ivana Kubickova (K-State), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
4. Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (K-State), 7-6 (4), 6-4
5. Carmen Borau Ramos (K-State) def. Saana Saarteinen (Tulsa), 7-6 (4), 6-2
6. Carol Benito (Tulsa) def. Amina St. Hill (K-State), 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (7)