Sept. 27, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – K-State women’s tennis kicked off its second weekend of action with the first day of play at the Hoosier Classic at the Indiana Tennis Center on Friday. The Wildcats pocketed two singles victories and two doubles wins during the opening day.
Carding the two singles wins were freshmen Palma Juhasz and Livia Cirnu. Juhasz tallied her first career three-set win with a 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (7) decision over Carolyn Chupa of Indiana. The product of Debrecen, Hungary, owns a 3-1 record in her young K-State career.
Cirnu also improved to 3-1 with her first career three-set win. The native of Constanta, Romania, held off Caitlin O’Gara of Cincinnati with a 7-6 (2), 1-6, 1-0 (4) win. The Wildcats are now 3-3 in extended matches this season.
In doubles play, senior Petra Niedermayerova and freshman Iva Bago teamed up to record a pair of wins on Friday. Playing their first competitive matches together, Niedermayerova and Bago defeated Yuriko Ono and Barbare Eristavi of Western Michigan, 8-4, to begin their afternoon together. In the second round of doubles in the evening, the pair tallied an 8-4 win over Gabrielle Rubenstein and Paula Gutierrez of Indiana.
With the two wins on Friday, Niedermayerova boosted her career doubles record to 62-40 (.608) and she now ranks seventh on the K-State career doubles win list. She 12 more doubles victories this season to capture the school record for doubles wins in a career.
Kansas State will continue action at the Hoosier Classic on Saturday. Doubles matches begin at 10:30 a.m., with singles matches starting at 11:45 a.m.
Hoosier Classic | K-State Results
Sept. 27, 2013 | Indiana Tennis Center
Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) def. (12) Petra Niedermayerova (K-State), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
(83) Katie Klyczek (IU) def. Amina St. Hill (K-State) 6-4, 6-2
Palma Juhasz (K-State) def. Carolyn Chupa (IU), 2-6, 7-6 (2), 1-0 (7)
Kim Schmider (IU) def. Iva Bago (K-State), 6-4, 6-2
Livia Cirnu (K-State) def. Caitlin O’Gara (UC), 7-6 (2), 1-6, 1-0 (4)
Lauren Bellinger (UC) def. Riley Nizzi (K-State), 6-2, 6-1
Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Maria Panaite (K-State), 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Petra Niedermayerova/Iva Bago (K-State) def. Yuriko Ono/Barbare Eristavi (WMU), 8-4
Petra Niedermayerova/Iva Bago (K-State) def. Gabrielle Rubenstein/Paula Gutierrez (IU), 8-4
Alecia Kauss/Shannon Murdy (IU) def. Livia Cirnu/Riley Nizzi (K-State), 8-1
Kelsey King/Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Amina St. Hill/Maria Panaite (K-State), 8-4
Carly Wilson/Hanna Wille (UC) def. Livia Cirnu/Riley Nizzi (K-State), 8-6