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K-State tennis team loses at home to No. 25 Longhorns

By The Mercury

Kansas State senior Petra Niedermayerova secured yet another piece of school history on a warm Saturday afternoon at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, despite the Wildcats falling to No. 25 Texas.

The Wildcats are now 8-9 this season and 2-3 in the Big 12.

In doubles, Texas (9-9, 4-1 Big 12) quickly won at No. 2 doubles, but the Wildcats rebounded with a 7-4 win at No. 1 doubles by the combination of Niedermayerova and Amina St. Hill. The top tandem for the Wildcats improved to 8-3 this season, including a 2-2 mark in Big 12 action.

With the win at No. 1 doubles, Niedermayerova secured yet another piece of K-State women’s tennis history by tying the school record for career double wins with a 73-47 (.608). She needs one doubles win to surpass Petra Sedlmajerova (1999-03) for the school record in career doubles victories.

At No. 3 doubles, the K-State tandem of Maria Panaite and Livia Cirnu rallied from a 6-1 deficit to even the match at 6-6 apiece before the Longhorns’ duo of Pippa Horn and Juliana Gajic won the final two games to secure the doubles point for Texas.

In singles, Texas secured the win with straight-set victories at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles. All three positions for the Longhorns featured Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranked players.

K-State will end its four-match homestand today, as the Wildcats host No. 16 Baylor at 11 a.m.

The match is set to be played outdoors at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium. Admission and parking are free.

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