Women’s tennis team continues to struggle in Big 12 play

Emily DeShazer | The Collegian Junior tennis player, Petra Niedermayerova fell to Longhorn Breaunna Addison on Saturday after defeating Texas Tech's Samantha Adams on Friday. Niedermayerova became the third most winningest Wildcat in singles play in a season in school history. The Wildcats will play matches against Iowa State and West Virginia this weekend to finish the regular season.

The No. 50 K-State women’s tennis team had two opportunities over the weekend to grab an upset win over two of the top teams in the Big 12 Conference at the Wamego Recreation Complex. The Wildcats were unsuccessful, however, and their loss dropped them to 7-10 this season with a 1-6 mark in the Big 12.

On Friday, the Wildcats took on No. 15 Texas Tech, currently No. 1 in the Big 12. The pair of junior Petra Niedermayerova and senior Karla Bonacic were the only players to get the better of their opponents on the day. The two won their doubles match and then each grabbed a win in singles play for K-State. Texas Tech proved to be too deep, however, as they won every match that did not include Niedermayerova or Bonacic.

The struggles continued into Saturday’s match with the No. 29 Texas Longhorns. The Wildcats were unable to get anything going as only K-State senior Ana Gomez Aleman was able to earn a point on Saturday.

The Wildcats will host Iowa State and West Virginia this weekend to conclude their homestand.

Sunday’s match against West Virginia is senior day and will honor Carmen Borau Ramos, Bonacic and Gomez Aleman.