Wildcats conclude regular season with weekend matches in Texas

Sophomore Palma Juhasz exerts all her energy to get the ball back over the net on Feb. 11, 2015 at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center. The Wildcats won 5-1 against MSU overall. (File Photo by Rodney Dimick | The Collegian)

K-State women’s tennis (8-14, 1-6) will conclude regular season play and its seven-match road trip this weekend in the Lone Star State against No. 31 Texas and No. 8 Baylor.

The Wildcats will take on Texas (7-10, 4-3) at 2 p.m. today. Texas has had success against the Wildcats in recent meetings, winning the last 23 matches between the two schools. Headlining the Longhorns this weekend is No. 43 Breaunna Addison in singles. Addison is 12-6 during the spring in singles play.

Baylor (20-6, 6-1) will then host K-State on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Wildcats will face a test in singles action against the Bears’ five ranked players in the top 125 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings.

K-State will challenge the Texas competition this weekend with the likings of 17-match winner sophomore Palma Juhasz. Juhasz has also made a name for herself in doubles play as she and freshman Carolina Costamagna are ranked No. 81 in the ITA polls. The tandem is 7-3 this season.

Following this weekend, the Wildcats will head back to Waco, Texas next weekend to compete in the Big 12 Tournament beginning Thursday, April 23.