Afterhosting its first fall event since 1997, Kansas State women's tennis will takeits young roster on the road for the first time this season as the Wildcatstravel to Bloomington, Ind., for its annual stop at the Hoosier Classic.
Duringthe three-day event at the Indiana Tennis Center, K-State will face playersfrom Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Cincinnati and host Indiana.
Followinga weekend away from competitive action, K-State senior and two-time ITAAll-American Petra Niedermayerova will see her first action of her final fallseason in a K-State uniform. The three-time unanimous All-Big 12 singlesselection is ranked No. 12 in the nation in singles play. She will make herfirst appearance at the Hoosier Classic since the fall of 2011.
Theproduct of Brno, Czech Republic concluded her 2012-13 season with asingle-season school record for wins in singles action (32-10, .762) and asingle-season school record for wins in doubles play (27-11, .711). She endedthe season with wins in six of her final eight matches and possessed a 12-8record against ITA ranked singles opponents. At the conclusion of the season,Niedermayerova earned her second straight ITA All-American honor, her secondcareer ITA Central Region Player to Watch award, garnered her third straightAll-Big 12 singles selection and her second career All-Big 12 doubles honor.
Shewas also successful in the classroom in 2012-13, as she earned her firstCapital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large First Team citation, hersecond straight Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor and the Big 12Conference's inaugural Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's tennis.
Forher career, Niedermayerova owns the school record for singles wins with an80-33 (.708) mark. Her career singles winning percentage of .708 ranks secondin school history. She enters this season with a career doubles record of 60-40(.600) and needs 14 doubles victories this season to capture the school recordfor doubles wins in a career.
Inaddition to the return of Niedermayerova this weekend, Kansas State's fullroster will be in action led by junior Amina St. Hill and walk-on freshmanRiley Nizzi. St. Hill, a native of Gothenburg, Sweden, concluded the firstweekend of action in the K-State Fall Invitational with a 2-1 singles recordand paired with freshman Palma Juhasz to finish as doubles champions with a 3-0mark. St. Hill owns an overall career singles mark of 22-29 and has won four ofher last six singles matches.
Nizzimade her K-State debut a memorable one, as she finished the weekend with a 3-0singles record. The product of Overland Park, Kan., tallied all three victoriesin straight sets.
Followingthe weekend in Indiana, K-State's full roster will have a break fromcompetition until the ITA Central Regional in Norman, Okla., on Oct. 17-21.Niedermayerova will represent K-State for the third straight year at theRiviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif.,Oct. 2-6. Niedermayerova has reached at least the quarterfinals of this eventin her previous two appearances and has been selected for the main draw of theevent for the second straight season.
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