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K-State Tennis to Host Season Kickoff at Cottonwood Racquet Club


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MANHATTAN -  The Kansas State University women’s tennis team will host a 2005 season kickoff at Cottonwood Racquet Club on January 14. The evening’s events will begin at 6 p.m. with a meet the team session for juniors. The players and coaching staff will be available for media interviews and an autograph session at 6:30 p.m., followed by a mixed doubles pro-am at 7 p.m. Admission for the mixed doubles pro-am exhibition is $25 per family and food and drinks will be provided.

Kansas State enters the 2005 season with four players ranked in the ITA Central Region rankings: senior Maria Rosenberg, junior Jessica Simosa and freshmen Olga Klimova and Tamar Kvaratskhelia. Rosenberg is ranked seventh in singles play and entered the fall season ranked No. 105 in the preseason ITA national ranking. Kvaratskhelia is ranked ninth in the ITA Central Region and had a successful fall freshman campaign with a 15-2 singles record. Kvaratskhelia is the only freshman to be ranked in the top-10 and highest of five freshmen on the list.

In the doubles rankings, Kvaratskhelia and Rosenberg are ranked fifth in the region, tallying a 4-2 record in two tournaments this fall. Klimova and Simosa enter the spring ranked 12th. The duo registered a 4-2 mark in two tournaments this fall.

Kansas State will open the 2005 season against Drake, January 22 at 12 p.m. on the courts of Cottonwood Racquet Club.