April 8, 2014
(71) K-State at (54) TCU
Fort Worth, Texas
April 11 | 2 p.m.
(71) K-State at (34) Texas Tech
April 13 | 12 p.m.
Kansas State Wildcats (8-10, 2-4 Big 12)
Last match: L, 5-1 vs. Baylor on April 6, 2014
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateTEN
ITA Ranked Players: (38 - Singles) Petra Niedermayerova
TCU Horned Frogs (10-11, 3-4 Big 12)
Last match: L, 5-2 vs. Texas Tech on April 5, 2014
ITA Ranked Players: (50 - Singles) Stefanie Tan, (119 - Singles) Simona Parajova
Texas Tech Lady Raiders (14-7, 4-3 Big 12)
Last match: W, 5-2 vs. TCU on April 5, 2014
ITA Ranked Players: (47 - Doubles) Kenna Kilgo/Samantha Adams
Series History and Notes
K-State trails in the series, 0-4, with all four meetings coming in Fort Worth, Texas... The Horned Frogs won the last meeting against Kansas State 5-2 on April 5, in Fort Worth, Texas... Texas Tech leads the series with K-State, 13-12... The Lady Raiders have won eight of the last 11 meetings... K-State is 4-5 against Texas Tech in matches played in Lubbock... Texas Tech won both meetings between the schools last year, 5-2, on April 12 in Wamego, Kan., and 4-3 in the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – No. 71 Kansas State will close out the road portion of its 2014 spring regular season schedule this weekend, as the Wildcats travel to the Lone Star State to face No. 54 TCU on Friday at 2 p.m., and No. 34 Texas Tech on Sunday at 12 p.m. K-State will look to put a stop to a five-match skid and will look for its first road win since March 16.
Fans can receive score updates from the weekend’s matches by following the official K-State Athletic Department Twitter gameday feed (@kstate_gameday).
Last weekend, K-State (8-10, 2-4 Big 12) dropped a pair of matches to two top-25 foes. The Wildcats fell on April 5 to No. 25 Texas, 7-0, and dropped a 5-1 decision to No. 16 Baylor on April 6. Sunday’s match against the Lady Bears was K-State’s first defeat at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center this season (5-1), after the match was moved indoors following wet court conditions.
Senior Petra Niedermayerova picked up K-State’s lone singles win over the weekend. The native of Brno, Czech Republic, who is ranked No. 38 in this week’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings, upset No. 34 Kiah Generette of Baylor with a 6-1, 6-2 decision. For the season, Niedermayerova owns a team-leading record of 22-7 in singles including a 13-3 record this spring including a 4-2 mark in Big 12 action.
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 102-40 (.718), which includes a mark of 64-17 from the top position in the K-State lineup and a 33-24 record against foes ranked in the ITA singles rankings.
K-State has been paced in doubles action this spring by the tandem of Niedermayerova and junior Amina St. Hill. Niedermayerova and St. Hill are to 8-3 this spring and secured an 8-4 win over the number one duo from Texas last weekend. In her career, Niedermayerova is tied for first in the program’s history with a career doubles mark of 73-47 (.608).
Following this weekend’s matches in Texas, the Wildcats return to Manhattan to host Senior Day against Sunflower State rival, Kansas, on Saturday, April 19 at 12 p.m. The match is slated to be played at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, where parking and admission are free to the public.