Tennis falls to DePaul 4-0

Sophomore Manami Ukita hits the ball across the court in the match against Iowa State on April 1, 2022. (Archive photo by Elizabeth Sandstrom | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State tennis team fell to the DePaul Blue Demons 4-0 to start the weekend. 

Kicking off singles matches was newcomer Farhat Quamar. Quamar joined tennis at semester, entering as a junior from Jaipur, India. She won her first set against DePaul’s Hannah Smith to start off then dropped the next two singles sets 4-6, 4-6.

Freshman Rozalia Gruszczynska lost both sets in singles for the Wildcats along with Maria Santos who also dropped two sets.

Three unfinished matches occurred in the singles competition: the first between Wildcat’s Florentine Dekkers and Blue Demon’s Eleanor Nobbs, the second between the Wildcat’s Rosanna Maffei and DePaul’s Lenka Antonijevic and the final between K-State’s Manami Ukita and DePaul’s Valentina Martin.

K-State went 1-2 in doubles competition, with Gruszczynska and freshman Venesa Suarez losing 6-3 and Maffei and Santos losing 6-4. A bright spot on K-State’s showing this weekend was Dekkers and Utika who recorded their first doubles win.

K-State will continue to play in their next match against Northeastern in Evanston Illinois at 12 p.m. Sunday.