Kvaratskhelia and Kudlackova win twice for Kansas State
The duo dismissed
“I thought No. 1 doubles played solid today. We’ll keep them there as long as they do fine,”
Kvaratskhelia and Kudlackova also notched a pair of singles wins in the team’s first action of the 2005-06 season.
“She’s a good player. I like the way she plays, especially in doubles,” Kvaratskhelia said of her new teammate and doubles partner. “I was expecting that we would play good because we are good in practice and are a good combination. It was a lot of fun.”
Kudlackova, a freshman who started in the No. 5 position for the Wildcats, defeated pre-season No. 55 Vlatka Jovanovic in two sets, 6-2, 6-4.
Kudlackova won the first set fairly easily and was up 4-1 in the second set before Jovanovic tied the match at 4 games apiece.
“I started to get a little nervous and she started to comeback,” Kudlackova said. “I made some stupid mistakes so it was 4-4 and then I won.”
Kudlackova won the final two games to earn the first victory of her career.
Kvaratskhelia, last year’s wins leader, started off the new season by defeating
Kavaratskhelia and Kudlackova accounted for three of the five
Klimova made her return to the court on Friday and made more of an impact than expected in her first match since tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) against Brigham Young on January 28. Klimova played in two doubles matches winning one with Ristic.
The Wildcats return to the court Saturday where they will play doubles against
Day One Results
Friday, September 23
1. Aurelija Miseviciute (
2. (95) Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU) def. (113) Maryori Franco (
3. Ela Kaluder (
4. Melissa Cornett (
5. Katka Kudlackova (KSU) def. (52) Vlatka Jovanovic (
6. Karina Ledaja (
7. Audrey Bordeleau (
1. Kvaratskhelia/Kudlackova (KSU) def. Kraftova/Nadasska (
2. Josbena/Olshanskaya (
3. Bellis/Johns (
4. Klimova/Ristic (KSU) def. Crull (
1. Kvaratskhelia/Kudlackova (KSU) def. Pallen/Soriano (
2. Simosa/Da Valle (KSU) def. Uscinski/Derovin (
3. Chermel/Mickey (