Wildcats set for ITA Central Region
MANHATTAN, Kan. - After two quizzes, the Wildcats get a chance to show what they’ve got in the biggest test of the fall, the ITA Regional Tournament. This year’s tournament is held at the
THE FIELD: The entire central region will be on hand. Play begins with singles pre-qualifying on Wednesday. On Thursday the main draw for both singles and doubles will begin. The tournament’s championship matches will be played on Sunday.
THE LINEUP: Singles: 1. Jessica Simosa (4-2); 2. (95) Tamar Kvaratskhelia (4-2); 3. Katerina Kudlackova (5-1); 4. Fernanda Da Valle (4-2); 5. Maria Perevoschikova (3-0). Doubles: 1. Katerina Kudlackova/Tamar Kvaratskhelia (5-4); 2. Maria Perevoschikova/Jessica Simosa (0-0). K-State intended to take six singles players and a third doubles team but Viviana Yrureta was a late scratch due to illness.
LAST TIME OUT: Against a deeper, more competitive field at the Indiana Hoosier Classic the Wildcats continued to pile up wins. The singles players combined to go 15-9 (.625) and sent a Wildcat to the top-4 of all five singles flights. Freshman Maria Perevoschikova was 3-0 in her first action of the season and the champion of her singles flight. In doubles, Fernanda Da Valle and Viviana Yrureta went 3-1 to improve their season record to 5-2. The Wildcats are 28-16 in singles matches this season (.636).
FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Despite her quiet demeanor, Freshman Maria Perevoschikova is making noise with her play on the court. Perevoschikova was a perfect 3-0 in her first appearance of the season at the Indiana Hoosier Classic and has pushed some of the more established players in practice in the last few weeks. Perevoschikova, from
PLUG AND PLAY: With an 8-1 combined singles record through two tournaments, Freshmen Katerina Kudlackova and Maria Perevoschikova are already proving to be valuable assets to the