Feb. 28, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. – In its opening match in the Big Apple, Kansas State women’s tennis was sent to a third straight loss on Friday. The Wildcats dropped a 6-1 decision at No. 36 Columbia at the Savitt Tennis Center.
The Wildcats’ (5-4) lone win on Friday came in singles from senior Petra Niedermayerova. Niedermayerova, ranked No. 82 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national singles rankings, defeated No. 59 Kanika Vaidya, 7-5, 6-2. She is now 31-22 in her career against ITA ranked opponents.
The win was Niedermayerova’s 10th win in her last 12 singles matches. She is 16-5 this season and owns a career mark of 79-21 in straight set matches including a 14-2 record this season.
Niedermayerova, a two-time ITA All-American and three-time All-Big 12 singles selection, improved her school record for career singles wins 96-38 (.716). Her career singles winning percentage of .716 ranks second in program history.
K-State will conclude its trip to New York on Saturday morning, as the Wildcats face No. 43 Memphis at 9 a.m.
Kansas State (5-4) at (36) Columbia (5-2)
February 28, 2014 | New York, N.Y. | Savitt Tennis Center
(36) Columbia 6, Kansas State 1
1. Petra Niedermayerova/Amina St. Hill (K-State) vs. (17) Bianca Sanon/Kanika Vaidya (Columbia), 3-2 DNF
2. (28) Tina Jiang/Crystal Leung (Columbia) def. Maria Panaite/Livia Cirnu (K-State), 8-2
3. Tiana Takenaga/Ioana Alecsiu (Columbia) def. Palma Juhasz/Riley Nizzi (K-State), 8-0
1. (82) Petra Niedermayerova (K-State) def. (59) Kanika Vaidya (Columbia), 7-5, 6-2
2. Bianca Sanon (Columbia) def. Maria Panaite (K-State), 6-2, 6-2
3. Tina Jiang (Columbia) def. Palma Juhasz (K-State), 6-2, 6-2
4. Crystal Leung (Columbia) def. Livia Cirnu (K-State), 6-2, 6-1
5. Ioana Alecsiu (Columbia) vs. Amina St. Hill (K-State), 7-5, 6-3
6. Tiana Takenaga (Columbia) def. Riley Nizzi (K-State), 6-2, 6-0