K-State tennis loses fourth straight match

By The Mercury

NEW YORK — The Kansas State tennis team lost its fourth straight match on Saturday, as No. 43 Memphis defeated the Wildcats, 4-0, at the Savitt Tennis Center.

With the loss, K-State is now 5-5 this season.

The morning’s match between the Wildcats and Tigers used experimental formats set up by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Doubles play and the match was halted after a winner was decided.

Memphis secured the doubles point with wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions in the lineup. K-State is 1-4 this season when dropping the doubles point.

The Tigers captured singles wins at the Nos. 2, 4 and 6 spots in the lineup.

The matches at Nos. 1, 3 and 5 were halted.

Senior Petra Niedermayerova was on the verge of capturing her 97th-career victory — leading 6-3, 5-2 — when play was ended.

K-State will host No. 54 Wichita State on Saturday, March 8 at noon. A decision on where the match will be played, indoors or outdoors at the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, will be made on Saturday depending on the temperature.

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