K-State Edged by Aggies
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - K-State registered a pair of singles wins on Sunday afternoon, but could not halt a four-match skid on Sunday afternoon as Texas A&M earned a 5-2 decision. The match was moved to the City of Bryan Tennis Center indoor courts due to high winds in the College Station-Bryan area.
With the loss, Kansas State falls to 3-7 on the season and 0-2 in Big 12 action. Texas A&M improves to 7-4 and 2-0 in Big 12 play.
Junior Antea Huljev ended a personal two-match downturn at number one singles with a 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 63 ranked Elze Potgieter. This was Huljev's first career straight set win over a ranked opponent. The product of Velenje, Slovakia continues to lead the Wildcats this season with a 12-14 singles mark.
K-State's second singles victory came from freshman Karla Bonacic at number five singles. The native of Split, Croatia defeated Christi Liles 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 for her third win in her last four matches.
The Wildcats' lone doubles win came from the freshmen tandem of Carmen Borau Ramos and Ana Gomez Aleman at number three doubles. The duo earned their first win together, as they defeated Liles and Sheri Olivier, 8-7.
Kansas State will conclude its season-high five-match road trip on Friday at Nebraska beginning at 5 p.m. The Wildcats return to Manhattan to face Iowa State on Sunday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The match is slated for the outdoor courts of the Wamego Recreation Complex, but could be moved indoors due to weather conditions. The indoor location for the match will be the Cottonwood Racquet Club in Manhattan.
Kansas State (3-7, 0-2 Big 12) at Texas A&M (7-4, 2-0 Big 12)
March 21, 2010
Bryan, Texas - City of Bryan Tennis Center
Texas A&M 5, Kansas State 2
1. Elze Potgieter/Nazari Urbina (TAM) def. Antea Huljev/Nina Sertic (KSU), 8-2
2. Stephanie Davidson/Morgan Frank (TAM) def. Karla Bonacic/Petra Chuda (KSU), 8-3
3. Carmen Borau Ramos/Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) def. Christi Liles/Sheri Olivier (TAM), 8-7
1. Antea Huljev (KSU) def. (63) Elze Potgieter (TAM), 6-4, 6-3
2. (67) Nazari Urbina (TAM) def. Nina Sertic (KSU), 6-1, 6-1
3. (111) Morgan Frank (TAM) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU), 6-2, 6-0
4. Lauren Santacroce (TAM) def. Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
5. Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Christi Liles (TAM), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Sheri Olivier (TAM) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 7-6 (7), 6-1