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KSU tennis to host Sooners, Cowgirls

By The Mercury

The 61st-ranked Kansas State tennis team are set to begin a four-match homestand this weekend — playing No. 18 Oklahoma on Fridy and then No. 23 Oklahoma State on Sunday.

Both matches are set for a 1 p.m. starts at the new Mike Goss Tennis Stadium — weather permitting.

Friday’s match against OU at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium will be the first dual match played at the new facility. Admission for bothmatches is free.

Last weekend, K-State (8-6, 2-0 Big 12) saw its three-match win streak snapped at UC Santa Barbara, losing to the Gauchos, 4-3, on Saturday with K-State forced to forfeit at No. 6 singles due to injuries.

Senior Petra Niedermayerova did, however, capture her 100th career singles win with a straight-set victory on Saturday.

The two-time ITA All-American and the three-time All-Big 12 First-Team selection is the first Wildcat to reach 100 career singles wins and owns a career record of 100-38 (.725), which includes a mark of 62-15 from the top position in the K-State lineup.

Niedermayerova has led K-State from the top of the lineup all year, ranking 56th nationally with a 20-5 singles record, including an 11-1 mark this spring.

With her win on Saturday, Niedermayerova secured her fourth straight 20-win season — becoming the first Wildcat to reach this milestone.

K-State has been led in doubles action this spring by the tandem of Niedermayerova and junior Amina St. Hill.

Niedermayerova and St. Hill ran their record together to 7-1 this spring with a win over UCSB’s top duo. In her career, Niedermayerova is second in the program’s history with a mark of 72-45 . She needs two doubles wins to secure K-State’s career doubles record.

Following this weekend’s matches, the Wildcats will conclude its four-match homestand April 5-6 against No. 22 Texas and No. 16 Baylor. Both matches are slated for an 11 a.m., starts at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.

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