KU Tennis Falls to No. 71 Kansas State
April 21, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan.--Freshman Maria Belen Ludueña nabbed the team's lone victory on the day as the Kansas women's tennis team fell in its final spring dual to No. 71 Kansas State, 6-1, Saturday at the Wamego Recreation Complex.
The Jayhawks completed the spring dual season at 9-12 overall and 0-9 in Big 12 play, while the Wildcats improved to 8-13 overall and 4-5 in the conference.
Kansas was swept in doubles play, dropping 8-5 decisions at all three positions to begin the day. In singles competition, junior Monica Pezzotti was downed by KSU's 27th-ranked Petra Niedermayerova, 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot. In No. 2 singles, Sophomore Paulina Los took 101st-ranked Karla Bonacic to a third set tie-break before falling, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6).
Ludueña, a newcomer from Curico, Chile, battled to a 6-2, 6-3 win over the Wildcats' Ana Gomez Aleman at No. 3 to secure KU's only point of the day.
KU will gear up for the Big 12 Championships in College Station, Texas, April 26-29. The Jayhawks will take on No. 7 seed Oklahoma (10-12 overall, 4-5 in league play) Thursday. The match is set to begin at 10 a.m.