Feb. 27, 2012
Kansas State Notes (PDF)
(48) Kansas State (4-5, 0-0 Big 12) at (27) Nebraska (9-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
February 29, 2012 | 4 p.m. | Nebraska Tennis Center | Lincoln, Neb.
Series History and Notes
Nebraska leads the series, 13-27... The Wildcats are 4-15 against the Huskers in matches played in Lincoln... Head coach Steve Bietau is 13-17 against Nebraska... Nebraska won the last meeting between the teams, 4-3, on April 1, 2011, in Wamego, Kan.... K-State’s last win over Nebraska came on April 11, 2009 in Wamego, Kan., a 5-2 decision... Kansas State is 6-18 against teams from the Big 12 Conference.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – After playing their first home match of 2012, No. 48 Kansas State returns to the road to face No. 27 Nebraska on Wednesday at 4 p.m., at the Nebraska Tennis Center. K-State will look for its first win in Lincoln, since April 23, 2006. Fans not attending the match, can follow the action on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.
In K-State’s last match on Feb. 18, the Wildcats picked up their first 7-0 victory of the 2012 season by defeating UALR. This was K-State first sweep since April 8, 2011 against Colorado. For the fourth time this season, K-State swept through all three doubles matches to capture the point. The number two combination of juniors Karla Bonacic and Carmen Borau Ramos won for the eighth time this season and the fifth time this fall with an 8-5 decision.
A pair of extended losing streaks came to a halt for a pair of Wildcats in singles play, as K-State won all six singles matches for the first time this season. Marketa Trousilova put a stop to a nine-match skid with her straight set win at number four singles. This was the freshman’s first win of the spring and her first since capturing at straight set win on Sept. 18, 2011 at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic in the opening weekend of the fall season.
Ana Gomez Aleman secured her second win of the spring and ended a four-match drought with her straight set win at number three singles. The junior from Murcia, Spain, is now 2-11 this season after recording a career-best record of 20-13 in the 2010-11.
Pacing the Wildcats in the early stages of this season are sophomore Petra Niedermayerova and Bonacic. Niedermayerova, the No. 19 player in the nation in the most recent Campbell/ITA national singles rankings, ran her winning streak to a career-best eight matches with another straight set win from the top of the K-State’s lineup. The Brno, Czech Republic native is 14-3 in straight set matches this season and is 14-7 overall and owns a career record of 38-17.
Bonacic, the No. 65 player in the nation, captured her singles win in straight set in the number two position in the lineup. The product of Split, Croatia, has won eight of her last 10 outings and owns a record of 13-6 including a 12-4 mark in straight set matches. For her career, Bonacic is 46-30 and is 34-11 in dual match play.
Following K-State’s non-conference match against the Huskers, the Wildcats return home to begin Big 12 action. Kansas State will host Oklahoma State on Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m., followed by a visit from Oklahoma on Sunday, March 11 at 12 p.m.