Light Rain and Breezy


Longhorns edge K-State

By The Mercury

WAMEGO — The 50th-ranked Kansas State tennis team looked to close out its weekend with an upset win on Saturday, but No. 29 Texas held back the Wildcats with a 6-1 win at the Wamego Recreation Complex.

K-State fell to 7-10 this season and 1-6 in Big 12 action, while the Longhorns improved to 13-9 and 6-1.

Texas secured the early 1-0 advantage by sweeping through doubles play. K-State is 2-10 this season when dropping the doubles point. K-State’s No. 1 doubles team of No. 30 ITA ranked Karla Bonacic and Petra Niedermayerova had their six-match winning streak halted on Saturday by No. 14 Breaunna Addison and Noel Scott, 8-4.

The loss, which was their first since March 10 at Oklahoma, drops the duo to 18-10 this season and 5-2 in Big 12 action.

In singles play, K-State’s lone victory came at the end of the day as senior Ana Gomez Aleman held back Annat Rabinovich at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5).

Gomez Aleman registered her fifth win in the last seven matches, including her third in a three-set match. For the season, the product of Murcia, Spain, is 11-17 including a 3-4 mark in Big 12 matches. She improved her career record in three-set matches to 16-15 overall and 8-2 in Big 12 play.

K-State will conclude its four-match homestand next weekend, as the Wildcats will host Iowa State on Friday at 1 p.m., and West Virginia on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Sunday’s match against the Mountaineers will mark Senior Day for the Wildcats, as K-State recognizes the achievements of its senior class Carmen Borau Ramos, Bonacic and Gomez Aleman.

The matches are scheduled to be played outdoors at the Wamego Recreation Complex in Wamego and are free and open to the public.



WAMEGO — K-State team opened a season-high four-match homestand Friday, but the Wildcats were unable to pull off the upset of No. 15 Texas Tech, as the Red Raiders held off the Wildcats 5-2 at the Wamego Recreation Complex.

K-State fell to 7-9 this season and 1-5 in Big 12 action, while Texas Tech improved to 16-4 overall and 6-0 in the league.

The Wildcats’ lone doubles win on Friday came from the top of its lineup when the 30th-ranked tandem of Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic defeated Texas Tech’s top team and No. 13-ranked duo of Kenna Kilgo and Samantha Adams, 8-3.

In singles action, Niedermayerova put an end to a personal two-match skid by defeating Adams at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Texas Tech picked up wins at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-4, respectively.

Bonacic defeated Kilgo at No. 2 singles, 0-6, 7-5, 6-4. The Red Raiders capped the match with wins at Nos. 3 and 5 singles.

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