Tennis Team Travels To Wichita State On Saturday
Feb. 6, 2003
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State tennis team will put its two-match winning streak on the line Saturday when it travels south to play intrastate rival Wichita State at 6 p.m. at the Coleman Tennis Center.
The 56th-ranked Wildcats are 2-0 on the season after beating Southwest Missouri State, 6-1, on Feb. 1. The Shockers enter the match 1-1 after beating Wyoming, 4-3, on Feb. 1 and losing to Nebraska, 6-1, on Jan. 31.
A victory on Saturday would give the Wildcats one of their best starts in school history. The last time the 'Cats started the spring season 3-0 was 1989 when they won their first nine matches.
Kansas State trails Wichita State in the all-time series, 16-14, but the Wildcats have won the last seven meetings with the Shockers, including a 7-0 shutout last season in Manhattan.
Three Wildcats, sophomore Maria Rosenberg, senior Petra Sedlmajerova and freshman Jessica Simosa, sport 2-0 records at the top three singles positions. Additionally, the No. 2 doubles team of Sedlmajerova and junior Paulina Castillejos are 2-0.
Wichita State, which has only five student-athletes this season, is led by senior Amanda Cervantes, who is 2-0 so far. Sophomore Natalia Guzman (1-1) and freshman Genevieve Spink (1-1) are the only other Shockers to have won a match this spring. Both of Wichita State's doubles teams are 1-1 on the season.