NEXT UP: The Wildcats travel to Bloomington, Indiana for the Indiana Hoosier Classic.
THE FIELD: The 6-team field will present higher quality and deeper draws than the Wildcats saw at the 2005 Missouri Mock Duals last weekend. Joing Kansas State and host school Indiana, are Kansas, Lousiana State, Notre Dame and Murray State.
THE LINEUP: Singles: 1. Jessica Simosa (2-1); 2. (95) Tamar Kvaratskhelia (3-0); 3. Katerina Kudlackova (3-0); 4. Fernanda Da Valle (2-1); 5. Viviana Yrureta (1-2); 6. Tereza Prochazkova (2-1); 7. Maria Perevoschikova (0-0); 8. Olga Klimova (0-0). Doubles: 1. Katerina Kudlackova/Tamar Kvaratskhelia (3-2); 2. Olga Klmova/Jessica Simosa (0-1); 3. Fernanda Da Valle/Viviana Yrureta (2-1); 4. Maria Perevoschikova/Tereza Prochazkova (0-0).
LAST TIME OUT: Kansas State showed positive signs at the Missouri Invitational with a 13-7 overall combined singles record. Individually, Tamar Kvaratskhelia and Katerina Kudlackova both went undefeated with 3-0 singles records and the two combined for a 3-2 doubles record. Fernanda Da Valle, Tereza Prochazkova and Jessica Simosa all finished with winning singles records at 2-1. Da Valle and Viviana Yrureta were 2-1 as the Wildcats’ No. 3 doubles team.
FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sophomore Viviana Yrureta joined Fernanda Da Valle in doubles last weekend and the duo responded with a 2-1 record. The tandem will remain together for this weekend’s action and will compete at the No. 3 position. Yrureta was 1-2 in singles play at Missouri and will occupy the No. 5 position heading into the Indiana Hoosier Classic. This is Yrureta’s first season at Kansas State. She is a marketing major from Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Yrureta celebrated her 20th birthday on Sept. 23.
CZECH THIS OUT: Freshman Katerina Kudlackova went 3-0 to start the season and moved from No. 5 singles to No. 3 singles by the end of the Missouri Mock Duals. Kudlackova started her K-State career by knocking off Arkansas’ Vlatka Jovanovic 6-2, 6-4. Jovanovic was ranked No. 55 in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) pre-season rankings released on September 6.
CHASING HISTORY: Senior Jessica Simosa notched two more singles and doubles wins last weekend at the Missouri Mock Duals. For her career, Simosa has 59 career singles wins and needs four more to enter the top-5 in Kansas State history. Simosa’s 51 career doubles wins leave her 14 from the top-5. Simosa has a 59-43 (.578) career singles record and a 51-52 (.495) career doubles record.