Wildcat tennis defeated by Memphis at home

By The Mercury

The 67th-ranked Kansas State tennis team looked to win its second straight match over a ranked opponent on Sunday, but No. 55 Memphis dealt the Wildcats a 7-0 loss at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center.

With the loss, K-State is 5-8 this season, while Memphis improved to 11-3.

“Memphis outplayed us at every position today,” K-State head coach Steve Bietau said. “The answer to a problem like this is for every member of our team to feel the pain of the loss, and do their part to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

K-State’s lone victory on the afternoon came at number three doubles, as the duo of Petra Chuda and Carmen Borau Ramos defeated the Tigers’ duo of Courtney Collins and Kelly Gray, 8-5. Chuda and Borau Ramos have won three straight matches and own a 3-2 record this season. Borau Ramos leads K-State this season with a 13-8 record in doubles play, while Chuda is 7-8.

K-State will finish its five-match homestand this weekend, as the Wildcats host No. 17 Texas Tech and No. 10 Baylor at the Wamego Recreation Complex. The Wildcats will face the Texas Tech on Friday at 1 p.m. and Baylor on Sunday at noon.

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