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Niedermayerova falls at ITA championships

By The Mercury

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif — Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova looked to reach the quarterfinals of the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women’s All-American Championships on Friday for the third straight year, but was defeated in the second round of the main draw.

Niedermayerova, No. 12 in the preseason single rankings, lost to 27th-ranked Beatrice Capra of Duke, 6-1, 6-0 to end her action at the Riviera Tennis Club.

The product of Brno, Czech Republic, is now 3-2 this season and concluded her career at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships with a 6-3 record.

She had advanced to the quarterfinals in her previous two appearances at the event. On the line this week in California for Niedermayerova was a third straight bid into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. She still has an opportunity to reach the USTA/ITA National Indoor as either a regional finalist or through an at-large bid.

Niedermayerova owns the school record for career singles wins with an 83-35 (.703) mark. Her career singles winning percentage of .703 ranks second in school history. She is 68-21 (.764) in matches decided in two sets.                     

K-State’s full roster will have a break from competition until the ITA Central Regional in Oct. 17-21 in Norman, Okla.

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