Wildcats Drop Close Decision to Kansas, 4-3
The five hour and 40 minute match saw plenty of momentum swings and lead changes but
K-State (4-4, 0-1) opened the match by taking two of three from the Jayhawks in doubles en route to securing the doubles point and a 1-0 lead. Olga Klimova and Katerina Kudlackova topped
“We got completely outplayed at the beginning of singles,” K-State head coach Steve Bietau said. “I don’t think that was the determining factor in the match. I think the determining factor in the match was that we got outplayed in the singles overall. I thought KU’s team was a little more clear about what they wanted to do, what their game plan was. They just did it, come hell or high water, and we had too many spots in our lineup where we weren’t clear about what we were going to do.”
Huljev knotted the match up with a straight set win over Dorn at No. 4 and Yrureta fended off two match points while rallying for a three-set win over Magdalena Tokarczyk at No. 1.
“I definitely don’t feel like we played bad, I just know we didn’t play good enough to win,” Bietau said.
The win snaps a three-match winning streak by the Wildcats and
Ahearn Field House
2. Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-2, 6-2
4. Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Kunigunda Dorn (KU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Natasha Vieira (KSU), 6-3, 6-4
6. Lauren Hommell (KU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Order of Completion: 3, 2, 4, 1, 5, 6
2. Antea Huljev/Viviana Yrureta (KSU) def. Kunigunda Dorn/Lauren Hommell (KU), 8-5
3. Yuliana Svistun/Magdalena Tokarczyk (KU) def. Vanessa Cottin/Pauline Guemas (KSU), 8-3
Order of Completion: 1, 3, 2