May 15, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State junior Petra Niedermayerova continued to add to her impressive trophy collection on Wednesday, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named her the 2013 ITA Central Region Player to Watch. This is the second time Niedermayerova has earned the award in her career, as she achieved the honor in her freshman season in 2011.
Niedermayerova, a two-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American and the 2011 Big 12 Player of the Year, is currently ranked No. 15 in the ITA national singles rankings. Niedermayerova, who was a unanimous All-Big 12 singles recipient for the third time this season, owns an overall record of 30-9 (.769). Her career-high 30 wins this season rank second in school history for wins in a season and she needs two victories to set the school record for singles wins in a season.
Niedermayerova earned a seeded position into the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Singles Championships, and by doing so, is automatically rewarded with ITA All-American status for the second straight season. She is the first two-time ITA All-American in school history.
In her career, Niedermayerova is 78-32 (.709) to rank second in school history for career victories. With two victories, she will set the school record for singles wins in a career and become the first player in the program’s history to reach the 80 win mark. Niedermayerova’s career singles winning percentage of .709 ranks second in school history. She owns a 51-14 career mark in dual matches, including a Big 12 mark of 21-8 from the number one position.
In combination with her results with both senior Karla Bonacic and freshman Ivana Kubickova (5-1) in the 2012-13 season, Niedermayerova set the school record for doubles victories in a season with her mark of 26-11. In her career, Niedermayerova owns a doubles mark of 59-40 (.596) to rank ninth in school history for career doubles wins.
Niedermayerova and Bonacic will travel to the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships, May 22-27, in Urbana, Ill. Niedermayerova will compete in both the 64-player singles championship and will team up with Bonacic for the 32-team doubles championship at the Khan Tennis Complex.