For the first time in school history, the Kansas State women’s tennis team will have a singles player represent the school in four straight NCAA Division-I Women’s Tennis Singles Championships.
The Wildcats’ Petra Niedermayerova was selected by the NCAA on Wednesday evening for the 2014 championship —taking place this season in Athens, Ga., on May 21-26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Niedermayerova, one of the 49 at-large selections along with 15 automatic qualifiers to the field and one of six selected from the Big 12, owns a career record of 4-3 in her previous three NCAA Division-I Singles Championship appearances and has reached the Round of 16 in her previous two appearances.
Niedermayerova — No. 51 in the ITA singles rankings — has led the Wildcats from the top of the singles lineup with a 24-9 overall record. The senior is 7-5 against ITA-ranked opponents and a 15-5 mark this spring.
Niedermayerova’s 24 wins this season is tied for fifth in school history for singles victories in a season.
A two-time ITA All-American and three-time All-Big 12 selection, Niedermayerova owns a career record of 104-42 (.712), which is the school record for career singles victories and marks the first time a K-State player has surpassed the 100-win mark in a career.
Niedermayerova’s .712 winning percentage is second in K-State history. In dual-match action, she is 66-19 in her career, with all matches coming from the No. 1 one position in the K-State lineup.
The 2014 NCAA Division-I Women’s Tennis Singles Championship draws will be announced on May 21, depending on the results of the team championship.