KSU tennis travels north to face No. 27 Nebraska

By The Mercury

After playing its first home match of 2012, the 48th-ranked Kansas State tennis team returns to the road to face No. 27 Nebraska on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Nebraska Tennis Center.

K-State is looking for its first win in Lincoln since 2006.

In K-State’s last match on Feb. 18, the Wildcats picked up their first 7-0 victory of the 2012 season by defeating UALR.

For the fourth time this season, K-State swept through all three doubles matches to capture the point. The number two combination of juniors Karla Bonacic and Carmen Borau Ramos won for the eighth time this season and the fifth time this fall with an 8-5 decision.

A pair of extended losing streaks came to a halt for a pair of Wildcats in singles play, as K-State won all six singles matches for the first time this season.

Marketa Trousilova put a stop to a nine-match skid with her straight-set win at number four singles. This was the freshman’s first win of the spring and her first since capturing at straight set win on Sept. 18 at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic to open the fall season.

Ana Gomez Aleman secured her second win of the spring and ended a four-match drought with her straight set win at number three singles. The junior from Murcia, Spain is now 2-11 this season after recording a career-best record of 20-13 in the 2010-11.

Pacing the Wildcats in the early stages of this season are sophomore Petra Niedermayerova and Bonacic. Niedermayerova, the No. 19 player in the nation in the most recent Campbell/ITA national singles rankings, ran her winning streak to eight matches with another straight set win from the top of the K-State’s lineup.

Bonacic, ranked 65th, captured her singles win in straight set in the number two position in the lineup.

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