Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Niedermayerova falls at USTA/ITA Championships

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Kansas State women’s tennis student-athlete Petra Niedermayerova continued her run into the consolation semifinals before bowing out at the 2012 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday. A pair of Wildcats their action at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

Niedermayerova, ranked No. 14 in the ITA national singles rankings, advanced to the semifinals of the consolation draw with a hard fought, three-set win over No. 37 Maho Kowase of Georgia. This was Niedermayerova’s first 3-set match since winning a three-set match at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championships on May 24 against Baylor’s Diana Nakic. Saturday’s win over Kowase for Niedermayerova avenges a 6-3, 6-3 loss Niedermayerova suffered to Kowase in the 2011 Hoosier Classic.

Returning to the court for the consolation semifinals, Niedermayerova had her run at the 2012 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships ended by Texas A&M’s Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar with a 6-3, 7-6 loss. Combined with her 1-2 mark from last year’s event, Niedermayerova owns a 3-4 career record in her two appearances at the USTA/ITANational Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Niedermayerova, a 2012 ITA All-American and a two-time All-Big 12 selection, ends her fall season with a 13-3 record. The junior from Brno, Czech Republic, owns a career singles record of 61-26 (.701), including a 17-15 mark against opponents ranked in the national ITA singles rankings. Niedermayerova’s career winning percentage of .701 ranks second in school history.

At the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Ivana Kubickova and Carli Wischhoff continued action at the Whiteman Tennis Center. Kubickova brought her record to 10-4 this fall with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Leighann Sahagun of Arizona State.

Kubickova and Wischhoff will conclude their fall seasons at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Sunday.


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