Kansas State Tennis Team Hosts Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
March 7, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. - The Kansas State tennis team returns to the friendly confines of Ahearn Field House this weekend when it puts its modest two-game home winning streak on the line against No. 37 Oklahoma and No. 24 Oklahoma State.
The Wildcats will face Oklahoma on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Ahearn and then Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The No. 47 nationally-ranked Wildcats are 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 this season. Oklahoma is 8-0 overall, while Oklahoma State stands at 4-3 overall. Both open their league schedules against the Wildcats.
On the line this weekend for Kansas State are home and overall winning streaks. The Wildcats will be looking for their third and fourth Big 12 wins in a row and their fifth and sixth straight victories overall.
Oklahoma leads the series with Kansas State, 16-6, and have a 7-2 lead in Manhattan. The Wildcats have won the last three matches with the Sooners, though, including a 6-1 victory in the regular season and a 4-0 win in the Big 12 Tournament last year.
Kansas State will be looking for its first home victory ever over Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls lead the series 26-2 and have beaten the Wildcats 11 times in Manhattan. The last time K-State beat OSU was in 2000, 5-1, in the Big 12 Tournament. Last year, Oklahoma State beat the Wildcats, 4-3 in Stillwater.
For the Wildcats, junior Petra Sedlmajerova sports a 6-0 spring singles record at No. 2 and No. 3 and is on a seven-match winning streak. She is 11-6 overall. Freshman Maria Rosenberg is also on a mini-winning streak after posting her fourth consecutive victory this past weekend. She stands at 6-2 this spring at No. 4 singles and 12-3 overall. Both Sedlmajerova and Rosenberg are undefeated in league play at 2-0.
In doubles, the No. 2 team of senior Kathy Chuda and Sedlmajerova are 7-1 and on a seven-match winning streak. The Sooners are led by sophomore Anda Perianu, who boasts a 6-0 overall record at No. 1. She is No. 17 in the Central Region rankings. Perianu teams with junior Elena Jirnova as Oklahoma's No. 1 doubles team that is 6-0 overall this spring.
Oklahoma State is led by Linda Faltynkova, who is ranked 60th in the rankings and third in the Central Region. She teams with Katarzyna Kolodynska at No. 1 in doubles. The duo were ranked as high at fifth in the country this fall and are seventh nationally in the latest rankings.