Tennis Team Travels To Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
March 5, 2003
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State tennis team makes its first Big 12 road trip of the season when it travels to Norman and Stillwater, Okla., to play No. 44 Oklahoma Saturday at noon and No. 55 Oklahoma State Sunday at 11 a.m. The Sooners and the Wildcats will play at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center and the Cowgirls and the 'Cats will play at the DuBois Tennis Center
The 60th-ranked Wildcats are 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the league after beating Texas Tech, 5-2, on March 1. Oklahoma enters Saturday's match with an 8-1 overall record and opens its conference season vs. K-State. Oklahoma State stands at 6-2 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12.
Kansas State has a 1-1 road record this season, beating Wichita State but losing to No. 40 Mississippi. The Wildcats are also winners in five of their last six matches. The Sooners enter the match having lost their first match of the season, 4-2 (8-1) to No. 17 UNLV at the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 2. The Cowgirls snapped a two-match losing streak on March 2 with a 4-0 victory over Texas-Arlington. OSU has beaten Colorado (5-2) and lost to Texas (7-0) and Texas A&M (5-2) in league play.
Oklahoma leads the series with Kansas State, 16-7, and have a 7-3 lead in Norman. The Wildcats have won the last four matches with the Sooners, though, including a 6-1 victory last year in Manhattan.
Oklahoma State has dominated the series with Kansas State, 27-2. The last time K-State beat the Cowgirls was in 2000, 5-1, in the Big 12 Tournament. Last year, Oklahoma State beat the Wildcats, 4-3, in Manhattan.
For the Wildcats, sophomore Maria Rosenberg sports a 6-0 spring singles record at No. 1 (1-0) and No. 2 (5-0) and is on a six-match winning streak. She is 11-5 overall and 1-0 in Big 12 play. Freshman Jessica Simosa is also undefeated in spring singles. She is 6-0 at No. 3 singles, has a six-match winning streak and has won nine of her last 10 matches. Senior Petra Sedlmajerova is 5-1 this spring at No. 1 singles. Her lone loss came against No. 24 Mira Radu of Mississippi.
The Sooners are led by junior Anda Perianu, who boasts a 9-3 overall record at No. 1. She is No. 74th in the last Omni Hotels Intercollegiate Tennis rankings. Perianu teams with sophomore Heather Saluri as Oklahoma's No. 1 doubles team that is 8-1 overall this spring.
Oklahoma State is led by Linda Faltynkova, who is ranked 122nd and has a 13-6 overall record. She teams with Katarzyna Kolodynska at No. 1 in doubles. The duo are ranked 26th in the country in the last national rankings.