K-State tennis ends season with loss to Cowgirls

By The Mercury

FORT WORTH, Texas — The 67th-ranked Kansas State tennis team attempted to reach its first Big 12 Tennis Championship semifinal since 2000, but No. 25 Oklahoma State held back the upset bid with a 4-0 win over the Wildcats on Friday at Friedman Tennis Center.

Oklahoma State jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, as the Cowgirls secured wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to clinch the point.

The Cowgirls used the momentum from the its doubles point win to sail to three singles wins to advance to Saturday’s Big 12 Tennis Championship semifinals.

Oklahoma State secured wins at Nos. 6, 2 and 3 singles to seal the match victory.

K-State ended the season with a 10-13 overall record and a 3-6 mark in Big 12 action.

As a team entering the 2014-15 season, the Wildcats will welcome back six players from its 2013-14 lineup, headlined by senior-to-be Amina St. Hill and will add Tegan Louw into the mix as she missed the 2013-14 season due to injury.

K-State senior Petra Niedermayerova will now await the NCAA Division-I Women’s Tennis Singles Championships selections in May.

Niedermayerova will attempt to become the first Wildcat in school history to qualify for four NCAA Singles Championships. Her overall record this season stands at 24-9, which is tied for fifth in school history for singles wins in a season.

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