Two Wildcats Named to All-Big 12 Team
MANHATTAN - Kansas State women’s tennis placed two student-athletes on the All-Big 12 team for their singles play during the 2004-05 season, senior Maria Rosenberg and freshman Tamar Kvaratskhelia.
Rosenberg completed her four-year career with the Wildcats as the school’s all-time leader in singles wins with a mark of 79-54 (.594). The career winning percentage ranks sixth on the school’s career singles winning percentage list. She is also second in career doubles victories with a mark of 67-56.
The Manhattan, Kan., product finished the season with a 23-16 record, which is a new career-high for wins in a season. The total also places her in a tie for fifth for singles wins in a season. The All-Big 12 honor is her second in her career, as she earned the singles honor and the doubles citation in 2004. Rosenberg was named Big 12 Athlete of the Week for April 11-17 and last week was named to the 2005 Academic All-Big 12 first team.
Kvaratskhelia (kah-vah-RATSK-heel-yah) earned her first career All-Big 12 honor for her record-breaking season. In all, the Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, native, set six K-State records during the 2004-05 season. The most outstanding of these records was the singles wins in a season mark of 31-7 (.816). The winning percentage is also a career and single season record. Kvaratskhelia also established new highs for singles wins by a freshman and winning streak by a freshman (13).
Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1997, Kansas State has placed at least one player on the All-Big 12 team each season. Four K-State student-athletes have earned All-Big 12 honors more than once in their careers: Alena Jecminkova and Petra Sedlmajerova, three times; Yana Dorodnova and Rosenberg (twice).