Wildcats Dispose of Shockers, 7-0
WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas State women’s tennis continued its dominance over Wichita State on Saturday, winning 7-0 at Coleman Tennis Complex. The Wildcats have now won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the schools.
The Wildcats (6-6, 1-3 in Big 12) swept the doubles point from the Shockers (10-7). K-State was led by the number three tandem of freshmen Tereza Prochazkova and Fernanda Da Valle. The duo defeated Alejandra Ripoll and Anna Martorell, 8-1. The victory was the third dual match win this spring for the pair and second straight. The number one pair of senior Maria Rosenberg and freshman Tamar Kvaratskhelia won their second consecutive doubles match and 12th overall, dropping Ana Exeni and Wendi Webster, 9-8. The number two doubles team of junior Jessica Simosa and senior Judith Diaz won their second straight doubles match, beating Genevieve Spink and Jackie Richey, 8-4. The Venezuelan tandem has now won 10 doubles matches on the season and improved their spring dual match mark to 7-3.
In singles action, K-State won all six matches in straight sets. This is the third time this season the Wildcats have done this, with the last occasion occurring on Feb. 26 against SMS in a 7-0 win. Rosenberg ended a personal four-match losing skid, defeating Exeni, 6-1, 6-3. The Manhattan, Kan., product improved her career singles record to 75-50 and is just three singles wins short of becoming K-State’s all-time leader in the category.
Kvaratskhelia extended her winning streak to eight by putting away Wendi Webster, 6-2, 6-2. The win was her 25th of the season and moves her into third-place for most singles wins in a season. The Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia product is now just four wins short of setting the season record held by Karina Kuregian (1994-95) at 28.
K-State is now 3-0 against the Missouri Valley Conference this spring and improved its overall mark to 42-23 against current members of the conference. The win also bumps the Wildcats win total to six, the most since the NCAA Sweet 16 season of 2003, when K-State won a school-record 15 matches.