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No. 61 K-State Welcomes in Texas and Baylor


April 1, 2014

K-State Athletics

Match 17
(25) Texas at (69) K-State
April 5, 2014 | 11 a.m.
Manhattan, Kan. | Mike Goss Tennis Stadium

Match 18
(16) Baylor at (69) K-State
April 6, 2014 | 11 a.m.
Manhattan, Kan. | Mike Goss Tennis Stadium

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats (8-8, 2-2 Big 12)
Last match: L, 5-2 vs. Oklahoma State on March 30, 2014
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateTEN
ITA Ranked Players: (56 - Singles) Petra Niedermayerova

Texas Longhorns (8-9, 3-1 Big 12)
Last match: W, 7-0 vs. West Virginia on March 23, 2014
website: www.texassports.com
ITA Ranked Players: (18 - Singles) Breaunna Addison; (86 - Singles) Ratnika Batra; (112 - Singles) Elizabeth Begley; (50 - Doubles) Breaunna Addison/Pippa Horn

Baylor Lady Bears (14-6, 3-0 Big 12)
Last match: W, 6-1 vs. Memphis on March 27, 2014
website: www.baylorbears.com
ITA Ranked Players: (34 - Singles) Kiah Generette; (48 - Singles) Jordaan Sanford; (74 - Singles) Ema Burgic; (103 - Singles) Blair Shankle; (40 - Doubles) Victoria Kisialeva/Blair Shankle

Series History and Notes
Texas leads the series with K-State, 22-0... Texas won last season’s meeting in Wamego, Kan., on April 13, 2013, a 6-1 win... K-State trails in the series with Baylor, 4-17...  Baylor won last season’s meeting on April 7, 2013 in Waco, 4-3... K-State’s last win in the series came on March 18, 2011.
    
   
MANHATTAN, Kan. – No. 69 Kansas State will close out a four-match home stand on Saturday and Sunday, as the Wildcats host No. 25 Texas and No. 16 Baylor, respectively. Both matches are set for an 11a.m., first serve at the new Mike Goss Tennis Stadium - weather permitting. Admission and parking for the two matches is free.

Fans can receive score updates from the weekend’s matches by following the official K-State Athletic Department Twitter gameday feed (@kstate_gameday) and view the live results at kstatesports.com.

Last weekend, K-State (8-8, 2-0 Big 12) saw its five-match home win streak ended with a pair of losses to No. 18 Oklahoma, 6-1, and No. 23 Oklahoma State, 5-2.

Junior Amina St. Hill was a bright spot for the Wildcats over the weekend, as she won both of her matches at number five singles. The product of Gothenburg, Sweden, registered a new personal season-high for singles wins with her 14th and 15th wins. The victories also improved St. Hill’s Big 12 record this season to a spotless 4-0.

For the season, senior Petra Niedermayerova has led K-State from the top of the lineup. Ranked No. 56 in the national Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings, Niedermayerova owns a team-leading record of 21-6 in singles including a 12-2 record this spring.

Niedermayerova, a two-time ITA All-American and the three-time All-Big 12 First Team selection, is the first Wildcat to reach 100 career singles wins and owns a career record of 101-39 (.721), which includes a mark of 63-16 from the top position in the K-State lineup.

K-State has been paced in doubles action this spring by the tandem of Niedermayerova and St. Hill. Niedermayerova and St. Hill are to 7-3 this spring. In her career, Niedermayerova is second in the program’s history with a mark of 72-47 (.605). She needs two doubles wins to secure K-State’s career doubles record.

Following this weekend’s matches, the Wildcats will travel to the Lone Star State to face No. 56 TCU on April 11 at 2 p.m., in Fort Worth and No. 32 Texas Tech on Sunday, April 13 at 12 p.m., in Lubbock.