Niedermayerova nets first win of season

By The Mercury

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — The Kansas State tennis team continued action at the Hoosier Classic on Saturday, as senior Petra Niedermayerova carded her first singles win of her final season in a Wildcat uniform.

K-State freshman Riley Nizzi also bounced back from her first loss of the season to tally a straight-set win at the Indiana Tennis Center.

Niedermayerova,  who is ranked No. 12 in the preseason, tallied a 6-2, 6-2 win over Nini Sujashvili of Western Michigan. The win ended a two-match skid for Niedermayerova, who lost her Round of 16 NCAA Singles Championship match to end her 2013 season and dropped her first match of the fall season on Friday.

The product of Brno, Czech Republic, is now 3-5 in her career in this early fall season event and was her first win at the event since 2011, as she did not compete in the 2012 edition of the Hoosier Classic due to her preparations for the 2012 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

For her career, Niedermayerova owns the school record for singles wins with an 81-34 (.704) mark. Her career singles winning percentage of .704 ranks second in school history. he is 66-20 (.767) in matches decided in two sets.

Nizzi registered a 6-2, 6-2 win over Yuriko Ono of Western Michigan to improve her brief K-State career record to 4-1. In her K-State debut last weekend at the K-State Fall Invitational, the product of Overland Park, was the lone Wildcat to win all three of her matches.

In doubles play, K-State registered just one victory in four matches. The duo of junior Amina St. Hill and freshman Maria Panaite downed Sierra Sullivan and Lauren Bellinger of Cincinnati, 8-6. St. Hill is now 4-1 this season in doubles play, while Panaite improved to 2-3.

K-State will conclude action at the Hoosier Classic today, beginning at 10 a.m.


K-State pocketed two singles victories and two doubles wins during the opening day of the event on Friday.

Carding the two singles wins were freshmen Palma Juhasz and Livia Cirnu. Juhasz tallied her first career three-set win with a 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (7) decision over Carolyn Chupa of Indiana.

Cirnu had athree-set victory against Caitlin O’Gara of Cincinnati with a 7-6 (2), 1-6, 1-0 (4).

In doubles play, Niedermayerova and freshman Iva Bago teamed up to record a pair of wins on Friday. Playing their first competitive matches together, Niedermayerova and Bago defeated Yuriko Ono and Barbare Eristavi of Western Michigan, 8-4, to begin their afternoon together. In the second round of doubles in the evening, the pair tallied an 8-4 win over Gabrielle Rubenstein and Paula Gutierrez of Indiana.

With the two wins on Friday, Niedermayerova boosted her career doubles record to 62-40 (.608).

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