K-State Drops Heartbreaker to 25th-Ranked BYU
MANHATTAN - Kansas State women’s tennis nearly passed its first test of the spring season, falling 4-3 to 25th-ranked BYU on Friday in Ahearn Field House.
The Wildcats (1-1) started the evening off on the right foot, capturing the doubles point from the Cougars (3-1). The tandem of senior Maria Rosenberg and freshman Tamar Kvaratskhelia won their number one doubles match over Hadley Macfarlane and Lauren Jones, 8-4. With the win, Rosenberg is now tied for fifth on K-State’s career doubles win list with 57. She holds the record with Kathy Chuda (1999-2002), who finished with a record of 57-50. The other doubles win came from freshman Tereza Prochazkova and senior Judith Diaz. The pair defeated Rebecca Pike and Dolly Chang, 8-3, for their second win of the season.
In singles play, Rosenberg defeated Jones in the number one match, 6-3, 6-4 and clinched her 70th career singles victory. Kvaratskhelia earned her 17th win of the season with a straight sets win in the number two position over Anastasia Sourkova, 6-2, 6-4. BYU captured the remaining four singles matches to capture the match.
K-State will have a week to prepare for its first match of a two-match road trip. The Wildcats will make a return trip to Oxford, Miss., to take on Mississippi, Feb. 6.