SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Kansas State senior Petra Niedermayerova became the first player in school history to win 100 career singles matches on Saturday, but the Kansas State tennis team was unable to hold off UC Santa Barbara, losing 4-3.
The loss ended a three-match winning streak for the Wildcats and sends K-State’s record to 8-6.
Niedermayerova eased past Kaiulani Boyer, 6-1, 6-1, to secure her 100th career win. Niedermayerova, a two-time ITA All-American and three-time All-Big 12 singles selection, improved her school record for career singles wins to 100-38.
In doubles, the Wildcats sealed the point with wins at the Nos. 1 and 2 slots in the lineup. The top tandem of Niedermayerova and Amina St. Hill tallied an 8-2 win over Boyer and Priscilla Garcia.
At No. 2 doubles, the freshmen duo of Palma Juhasz and Iva Bago registered an 8-5 victory over April Scatliffe and Jaime Gilbertson.
Juhasz outlasted Scatliffe at No. 2 singles with a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (12-10) win.
UC Santa Barbara picked up the match win with victories at Nos. 3, 4, and 5 singles. K-State started singles action by forfeiting at No. 6 singles due to injury.