April 13, 2012
AMES, Iowa – Kansas State put an end to a six-match losing streak on Friday afternoon with a 4-3 decision over Iowa State at Ames Racquet and Fitness. The Wildcats have now won three straight in the series and 19 of the last 20 matches between the schools. The Wildcats improve to 6-13 this season and 2-5 in the Big 12, while the Cyclones fall to 3-16 overall and 0-6.
K-State took the early advantage over the Cyclones by winning the doubles point. The Wildcats carded wins at number one and three doubles to capture the first point of the afternoon. This is the eighth time this season K-State has won the doubles point.
The number one pairing of Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic recorded their fourth win in their last five matches with an 8-2 victory over Maria Macedo and Tessa Lang. Niedermayerova and Bonacic are now 4-6 together this season including a 3-4 mark in Big 12 action.
Following just behind the number one pair were the freshmen number three tandem of Marketa Trousilova and Carli Wischhoff. The K-State duo defeated Jenna Langhorst and Ksenia Pronina, 8-3. Trousilova and Wischhoff captured their fourth victory in their last five matches and own a 4-6 mark together this season including a 3-4 record in the Big 12.
For the third straight match, Niedermayerova and Bonacic carried their success from doubles into singles play. After Iowa State had tied the match at one apiece with a win at number three singles, Niedermayerova cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Macedo at number one singles to give K-State a 2-1 lead.
Niedermayerova, ranked No. 29 in this week’s Campbell/ITA national singles rankings, improved to 14-5 this spring with Friday’s win. For her career, the sophomore from Brno, Czech Republic owns a 45-21 overall record including a 20-11 record this season and a 4-3 mark in the Big 12.
Bonacic also eased to a straight set win over Pronina at number two singles, 6-3, 6-1. With the win on Friday, Bonacic boosted her record this spring to 14-5 and 5-2 in Big 12 play. The junior from Split, Croatia, is 19-7 in her career from the number two position in the lineup and owns a career mark of 53-33. Dating back to the final three matches of the 2010 spring season, Bonacic has won 33 of her last 40 matches in dual match action.
Carmen Borau Ramos clinched the victory for K-State with a hard fought three-set win over Langhorst at number five singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Borau Ramos, a junior from Jaca, Spain, notched her ninth win of the season including a 6-8 mark this spring and a 4-2 record in Big 12 action. The win was Borau Ramos’ second in 3-sets this season and the eighth of her career.
Kansas State will conclude its 2012 spring road schedule on Sunday at Missouri. First serve in Columbia, Mo., is slated for 12 p.m.
Kansas State (6-13, 2-5 Big 12) at Iowa State (3-16, 0-6 Big 12)
April 13, 2012
Ames, Iowa — Ames Racquet and Fitness
Kansas State 4, Iowa State 3
1. Petra Niedermayerova/Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Maria Macedo/Tessa Lang (ISU), 8-2
2. Simona Cacciuttolo/Marie-Christine Chartier (ISU) def. Petra Chuda/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 8-5
3. Marketa Trousilova/Carli Wischhoff (KSU) def. Jenna Langhorst/Ksenia Pronina (ISU), 8-3
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
1. (29) Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Maria Macedo (ISU), 6-1, 6-2
2. (95) Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Ksenia Pronina (ISU), 6-3, 6-1
3. Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU), 6-0, 6-1
4. Meghan Cassens (ISU) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) (KSU), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (8)
5. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. Jenna Langhorst (ISU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
6. Marie-Christine Chartier (ISU) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 6-0, 7-5
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 5*, 6, 4
*- match decided