Nov. 8, 2002
MANHATTAN, Kan. -
The Kansas State doubles teams pulled off a pair of upsets Friday in the eighth annual Arizona State/Thunderbirds Collegiate Invitational at The Whiteman Tennis Center.
Junior Hayley McIver and sophomore Andrea Cooper upset preseason No. 9 Hillary Adams and Katie Blaszk of Duke, 9-8 (5). The K-State duo plays preseason No. 45 Mhairi Brown and Cindy Sureephong of Arizona State in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Senior Petra Sedlmajerova and freshman Jessica Simosa also upset preseason No. 38 Beverly Dawson and Irina Tereschenko of Texas Tech, 8-3 and will play Lauren Colalillo and Megan Yeats of Arizona State on Saturday morning.
The Wildcats didn't fair as well in singles as four of the five 'Cats lost in the first round of the main draw. Sedlmajerova was the lone K-State player to win her first match, beating California's Brooke Borisoff 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. She then lost in the second round to Pauline Janus of UNLV, 6-1, 6-0.
In the other first round matches, McIver lost to second seeded Dora Krstulovic, 6-2, 6-0; Cooper fell to fourth seed Jieun Jacobs of California; sophomore Maria Rosenberg lost to the third seed Saras Arasu of Duke, 6-3, 6-1; and Simosa fell to Agnieszka Abram of UNLV, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
In the consolation bracket, three Wildcats advanced. Rosenberg beat Kendall Brooks of Texas Tech, 6-1, 6-1; Simosa defeated Katie Schurr of Northern Arizona, 6-2, 6-1; and Cooper beat Anchen Lombard of Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-1. McIver lost in three sets to California's Jody Scheldt, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3).
Play resumes Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the quarterfinals of the doubles main draw.
FIRST ROUND (MAIN DRAW)
Petra Sedlmajerova, KSU def. Brooke Borisoff, Cal, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
Agnieszka Abram, UNLV def. Jessica Simosa, KSU, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
3) Saras Arasu, Duke def. Maria Rosenberg, KSU, 6-3, 6-1
4) Jieun Jacobs, Cal def. Andrea Cooper, KSU, 6-3, 6-3
2) Dora Krstulovic, ASU def. Hayley McIver, KSU, 6-2, 6-0
SECOND ROUND (MAIN DRAW)
7) Pauline Janus, UNLV def. Petra Sedlmajerova, KSU, 6-1, 6-0
SECOND ROUND (CONSOLATION)
Maria Rosenberg, KSU def. Kendall Brooks, TT 6-1, 6-1
Jessica Simosa, KSU def. Katie Schurr, NAU 6-2, 6-1
Andrea Cooper, KSU def. Anchen Lombard, TT 6-3, 6-1
Jody Scheldt, Cal def. Hayley McIver, KSU 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 3)
Sedlmajerova/Simosa, KSU def. No. 38 Dawson/Tereschenko, TT, 8-3
McIver/Cooper, KSU def. No. 9 Adams/Blaszk, Duke, 9-8 (5)