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Four Wildcats recognized in ITA Central Region rankings


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MANHATTAN, Kan. Strong fall performances haven’t gone unnoticed for four Kansas State women’s tennis team members as they earned spots in the first ITA Region rankings of the 2005-06 season. In the women’s central region rankings three members of the team earned recognition for both singles and doubles play.

 

Tamar Kvaratskhelia, the No. 95 player in the preseason national rankings, was tabbed as the sixth best singles player in the Central Region. Senior Jessica Simosa was listed as the 23rd best player in the region and freshman Katerina Kudlackova debuted as the No. 27 player.

 

Simosa had a team-high nine singles wins during fall play and Kudlackova and Kvaratskhelia both tallied eight victories. All three represented Kansas State at the ITA Central Region tournament on the campus of the University of Utah in October, with Kvaratskhelia reaching the main draw semi-final and Simosa reaching the consolation championship.

 

Kudlackova and Kvaratskhelia were picked as the No. 6 doubles team in the region after compiling a 7-5 record in fall play. Simosa and freshman Maria Perevoschikova were selected as the ninth best team in the central region despite playing just four matches together.

 

The Wildcats continue to condition and practice in anticipation for the upcoming spring season. Kansas State’s first action of the spring comes at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational on January 20. The Wildcats open the home portion of their schedule with their first dual match of the season against Drake on January 29.

 

ITA Rankings

NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis

Regional Rankings Fall 2005

Singles
1. Olga Boulytcheva, BYU
2. Ela Kalunder, Arkansas
3. Maja Kovecek, New Mexico
4. Iva Gersic, New Mexico
5. Jessica Vanderdys, Colorado
6. Tamara Kvaratshelia, Kansas State
7. Aurelija Miseviciute, Arkansas
8. Lauren Jones, BYU
9. Kim Hartmann, Nebraska
10. Monica Milewski, Colorado
11. Anastasia Surkova, BYU
12. Suzanna Maksovic, Denver
13. Tatiana Ganzha, Boise State
14. Ksenia Bukina, Kansas
15. Vlata Jovanovic, Arkansas
16. Iryna Tkachenko, Oklahoma State
17. Mayori Franco, Arkansas
18. Emily Kirchem, Colorado state
19. Veera Nurmi, Colorado
20. Gabby Baker, Oklahoma
21. Imke Reimers, Nebraska
22. Liz Ferris, Utah
23. Jessica Simosa, Kansas State
24. Carla Zabaletta, Tulsa
25. Annette Aksdal, Denver
26. Liz Garza, Missouri State
27. Katka Kudluckova, Kansas State
28. Vanessa Heute, Nebraska
29. Elizveeta Avdeeva, Kansas
30. Anne Anderson, Colorado State
30. Irina Lykina, Oklahoma

 

Doubles
1. Gersic-Kovacek, New Mexico
2. Kalunder-Misevcuite, Arkansas
3. Franco-Ledeja, Arkansas
4. Boulytcheva-Holden, BYU
5. Biorkman-Macfarlane, Boise State
6. Kudluckova-Kvaratshelia, Kansas State
7. Reimers-Skaza, Nebraska
8. Abayan-Bushey, Air Force
9. Perevoschikova-Simosa, Kansas State
10. Grimes-Zabaletta, Tulsa
11. Ardeeva-Bukina, Kansas
12. Milevski-Vanderdys, Colorado
13. Kirchem-Anderson, Colorado State
14. Maksovic-Axsdal, Denver
15. Mignot-Fintell, New Mexico State