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Wildcats Host Jayhawks on Senior Day


April 15, 2014

K-State Athletics

Match 21
(63) Kansas at K-State
Manhattan, Kan. | Mike Goss Tennis Stadium
April 19 | 12 p.m.

Match Information
Promotion: Senior Day; USTA/ITA Campus Kids Day beginning at 11 a.m.

Internet: Free live stats at www.kstatesports.com; follow @kstate_gameday for match updates

Tickets: Admission and parking are free.

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats (8-12, 2-6 Big 12)
Last match: L, 6-1 at Texas Tech on April 13, 2014
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateTEN
ITA Ranked Players:
(61 - Singles) Petra Niedermayerova

Kansas Jayhawks (11-10, 2-6 Big 12)
Last match: L, 5-2 at TCU on April 13, 2014
website: www.kuathletics.com
ITA Ranked Players: N/A

Series History and Notes
Kansas leads the series, 39-12... Kansas State has won five straight in the series and nine of the last 12... The Wildcats won the last meeting against Kansas, 4-3, on March 30, 2013 in Lawrence.... K-State is 5-15 against the Jayhawks in matches played in Manhattan/Wamego.
    
   
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will close out the 2014 spring regular season schedule this weekend, as the Wildcats host Sunflower State rival No. 63 Kansas at 12 p.m., at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium. The match and parking are free to the public.

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

Prior to the start of Saturday’s match at 11:50 a.m., K-State will honor the career of its only senior on the roster, Petra Niedermayerova. Niedermayerova, a two-time ITA All-American and the three-time All-Big 12 singles selection and ranked No. 61 in the nation as of April 15, will depart K-State with numerous honors and records including the school records for career singles wins, career doubles wins, singles wins in a season and doubles wins in a season. She is the first Wildcat to reach 100 career singles wins and owns a career record of 102-42 (.708), which includes a mark of 64-19 from the top position in the K-State lineup and a 33-25 record against foes ranked in the ITA singles rankings.

Also, before the final home match of the season, K-State will host a USTA/ITA Campus Kids Day starting at 11 a.m. The USTA/ITA Campus Kids Day is designed to expose junior players, their parents and coaches to college tennis matches. Any child in the age range of kindergarten to 8th grade is allowed to participate in the USTA/ITA Campus Kids Day activities.

Last weekend, K-State (8-12, 2-6 Big 12) closed out its 2014 spring road schedule with a pair of losses. The Wildcats lost at No. 54 TCU on Friday, 7-0, and at No. 34 Texas Tech on Sunday, 6-1. K-State finishes the 2014 spring season with a 2-5 record away from Manhattan.

The lone bright spot for K-State on Sunday against the Lady Raiders was freshman Livia Cirnu. The product of Constanta, Romania, ended a personal six-match losing streak with a comeback win at number five singles. Cirnu defeated Samantha Adams 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (11-9). This was her second career Big 12 win (2-5) and improved her record in her rookie season in Manhattan to 14-16.

Following this weekend’s match, the Wildcats will travel to the 2014 Big 12 Tennis Championships in Fort Worth, Texas.