K-State Fares Well in Singles Play at Hoosier Classic
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Kansas State women’s tennis advanced five of six singles players to the semifinals of four different flights at the Hoosier Classic on Friday. Freshman Tamar Kvaratskhelia pushed her fall mark to 5-0 and senior and ITA preseason No. 105 Maria Rosenberg is just one win shy of a career milestone.
Kvaratskhelia cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jaclyn Leeper of Murray State in Flight B. Kvaratskhelia has dropped just one set during her five-match winning streak, but will be tested in the semifinals against Yelena Olshanskaya of Missouri. Olshanskaya defeated Briana Williams of Indiana, 6-4, 6-1.
Rosenberg defeated Hana Kraftova of Missouri, 6-2, 6-2 in Flight A and will face preseason ITA No. 37 Dora Vastag of Indiana. Vastag defeated Lauren Seaman of LSU, 6-3, 6-1. Rosenberg is just one singles win from tying for fifth on K-State’s all-time singles win list.
The other Wildcats to win and advance to the semifinals on Friday were junior Jessica Simosa, freshman Olga Klimova and senior Judith Diaz. Simosa defeated Anna Lask of Murray State, 7-5, 6-2 in Flight A. Simosa, who improved to 4-3 in the fall, will face Katka Sevcikova of Missouri in the semifinals. Klimova improved to 2-2 in singles play, defeating Jennifer Ward of Murray State, 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9). Klimova will face Cecile Perton of Indiana. Diaz defeated Lubica Nadasska of Missouri, 0-6, 7-6 (4), 1-0 (10-5). Diaz will face Kara Zeder of Indiana.
The Wildcats did not fare as well in doubles action, settling for a below .500 mark on the day. The pair of Kvaratskhelia/Simosa advanced the furthest on the day, reaching the quarterfinals of Flight 1, but dropped the match to Seaman/Spencer of LSU, 8-1. The pair still has two matches remaining.
The Hoosier Classic will continue all day on Saturday with one singles match and two sets of doubles matches.