Wildcat Tennis Team Wins Second Straight Big 12 Match
March 3, 2002
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State tennis team won its second consecutive Big 12 match of the season today with a 5-2 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. With the win, K-State has now started its Big 12 season 2-0 for the third straight year.
The Wildcats won two of the three doubles matches to win the doubles point and then swept four of the six singles matches, including No. 1 through No. 4.
Junior Petra Sedlmajerova continued her seven-match winning streak with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Alenka Ovin at No. 3 singles. Sedlmajerova is now 11-6 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12. She last lost on Jan. 25.
Similarly, freshman Maria Rosenberg won her four consecutive match of the year with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Barbara Schraml at No. 4 singles. The Manhattan HS product is 12-3 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Senior Alena Jecminkova won her first Big 12 match of the season with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 win over Irina Terescheko at No. 1 singles. Jecminkova is now 8-9 overall and 1-1 in league play.
At No. 2 singles, senior Kathy Chuda beat Beverly Dawson, 6-2, 6-2 to run her record to 10-7 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 action.
Sophomore Paulina Castillejos and Andrea Cooperboth lost their matches. Castillejos fell in three sets, 7-6 (3), 5-7, (10-7) at No. 5 and Cooper lost 7-5, 6-2 at No. 6. Castillejos is 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12 while Cooper is 4-6 overall and 1-1 in the league.
In doubles, Jecminkova and Cooper beat Terescheko and Dawson, 9-8 (7-4) at No. 1 to move to 13-9 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12. Chuda and Sedlmajerova are 13-6 overall and 2-0 in the league after beating Schraml and Ruiz, 8-3 at No. 2. Castillejos and Rosenberg lost their first league match, 8-6, at No. 3 to Ovin and Brooks. They are now 7-6 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12.
Kansas State returns to action when it hosts Oklahoma at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 and Oklahoma State on Sunday, March 10 at the Ahearn Field House.
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