Wildcats Blow Past Cyclones, 7-0
AMES, Iowa - Kansas State rebounded from a loss to 47th-ranked Missouri on Friday, to drop Iowa State on Saturday, 7-0. Freshman Tamar Kvaratskhelia and senior Maria Rosenberg each moved one step closer to making K-State history with singles wins.
The Wildcats (7-7 overall, 2-4 Big 12) started quickly with a 2-1 doubles win over the Cyclones (1-12 overall, 0-10 Big 12). Rosenberg and Kvaratskhelia disposed of Jill Palen and Elizabeth Chermel, 8-2. The tandem is 13-7 overall and 2-4 in the Big 12. The other K-State doubles win came from freshmen Tereza Prochazkova and Fernanda Da Valle. The duo shutout Charlotte Ljungkrantz and Beth Takemoto, 8-0. The pair earned their first career Big 12 doubles win and improved their overall record together to 4-7.
K-State swept the singles matches for the third time in four matches. Kvaratskhelia set down Danielle Uscinski, 6-0, 1-6, 6-0. The win improves the Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia product’s record to 27-4 and places her in sole possession of second on the singles wins in a season record. The current record is held by Karina Kuregian (1994-95) with a mark of 28-7.
Rosenberg earned her 76th career singles win, beating Palen, 6-2, 6-1. The Manhattan, Kan., native is just two wins short of breaking the record held by Petra Sedlmajerova (1999-2003) of 77 wins. Rosenberg tied her career-high for wins in a season with her 20th singles victory.
K-State will face Big 12 and in-state rival Kansas April 13 before returning home for the first time in over a month to host 56th-ranked Colorado, April 17.