Jayhawks Fall in Heartbreaker to K-State, 4-3
March 30, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. – After earning the doubles point to start the match, 74th-ranked Kansas fell to No. 50 Kansas State, 4-3, Saturday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
With the match score tied at 3-3, all players and spectators turned their attention toward the No. 5 singles match. Ana Gomez ended up defeating KU freshman Nastya Trubica in that match, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, as players and spectators from both sides cheered and chanted throughout the third set.
Kansas took a 1-0 lead with victories in the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches to start the day. Junior Paulina Los and sophomore Maria Belen Ludueña defeated K-State’s Gomez and Carmen Borau, while Trubica and senior Victoria Khanevskaya beat Ivana Kubickova and Gema Bolado—both scores were 8-4.
K-State came back firing to open singles play, earning straight-sets wins in all of the top three singles matches.
The Jayhawks fought back, however, with Khanevskaya defeating Bolado, 6-2, 6-4, in the No. 6 singles match. A three-set victory by Windom over Borau, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5, set up the finale in the No. 5 match.
With the loss, Kansas fell to 8-5 in dual play this season, including an 0-3 mark in Big 12 play. The Wildcats are now 7-6 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
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#50 Kansas State 4, #75 Kansas 3
No. 1: Niedermayerova/Bonacic (KSU) def. Windom/Cardona (KU) 8-4
No. 2: Los/Ludueña (KU) def. Borau/Gomez (KSU) 8-4
No. 3: Trubica/Khanevskaya (KU) def. Kubickova/Bolado (KSU) 8-4
Order of finish – 3, 1, 2
No. 1: Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 2: Karla Bonacic (KSU) def. Maria Belen Ludueña (KU) 7-6, 6-3
No. 3: Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Paulina Los (KU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 4: Dylan Windom (KU) def. Carmen Borau (KSU) 6-0, 2-6, 7-5
No. 5: Ana Gomez (KSU) def. Anastasija Trubica (KU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 6: Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) def. Gema Bolado (KSU) 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish – 3, 1, 6, 2, 4, 5
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