Wildcats Upset No. 37 Colorado Saturday
April 5, 2003
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The 39th-ranked Kansas State tennis team upset its fourth opponent of the season and won its fourth-straight match when it beat No. 37 Colorado, 5-2, Saturday at the Washburn Tennis Facility on the K-State campus.
"Every one of the matches was a tough battle today," Kansas State head coach Steve Bietau said. "It doesn't feel like a 5-2 win. More like a 4-3 win."
After winning the doubles point for the third-straight match, Kansas State led 2-0 when freshman Jessica Simosa quickly beat Lia Dimingo, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Simosa improved to 10-4 in dual matches, 5-2 in Big 12 and 14-10 overall. Colorado made it 2-2 when Kendra Strandemo beat junior Paulina Castillejos 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 singles and K-State sophomore Andrea Cooper fell to Morgan Sall, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at No. 6. Castillejos is now 7-7 in dual matches, 4-3 in the league and 7-7 overall, while Cooper is 6-3 in dual matches, 4-2 in the Big 12 and 15-9 overall.
Kansas State won its third singles match of the day when reigning Big 12 Player of the Week Hayley McIver came back from a set down to beat Jessica Vanderdys, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles. The lefty is now 8-3 in dual matches, 6-1 in conference play and 19-9 overall.
Sophomore Maria Rosenberg clinched the win with the Wildcats' fourth point when she beat Kate Lutgert 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 2. The Manhattan HS product sports records of 11-3 in dual matches, 5-2 in the Big 12 and 16-8 overall.
Senior Petra Sedlmajerova picked up another victory over a ranked foe when she beat No. 113 Dominique Lemperle 6-3, 5-7 (8) at No. 1 singles. Sedlmajerova has records of 9-5 in dual matches, 4-3 in the conference and 14-10 overall.
The Wildcat doubles teams set the pace for the rest of the match, winning two of the three matches. McIver and Cooper won their third-straight match with an 8-6 win over Sall and Strandemo at No.2 doubles. The pair is now 3-0 in dual matches, 3-0 in the Big 12 and 7-1 overall this season. K-State's No. 1 doubles team of Sedlmajerova and Castillejos improved to 9-5 in dual matches, 3-4 in the league and 9-5 overall with a 9-7 victory over Dimingo and Lemperle. At No. 3 doubles, Simosa and Rosenberg lost 8-4 to Vanderdys and Sarah Burrows. The duo is 2-1 in dual, league and overall matches.
Kansas State returns to action April 12 when it travels I-70 for a noon match with Kansas at Robinson Courts.
(39) Kansas State vs. (37) Colorado
1. Petra Sedlmajerova, KS def. Dominique Lemperle, CU 6-3, 7-5 (8)