WICHITA, Kan.- The Wichita State women's tennis team will head to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the No. 27 Cornhuskers on Friday, February 24th at 5 p.m. and Colorado State on Saturday, February 25th at 11 a.m. Both matches will be played at the Nebraska Tennis Center. They will then travel to Omaha, Neb. for a matchup against Creighton on Sunday, February 26th at 11 a.m. in their first conference game of the season.
No. 27 Nebraska (7-1) is coming off a successful weekend where they defeated Washington State, 4-3, on Friday, February 17th and Miami (Ohio), 5-2, on Sunday, February 19th. They have three players ranked in the most recent national singles rankings. Mary Weatherholt (6-2) is ranked No. 57, Janine Weinreich (3-2) is ranked No. 87, and Stefanie Weinstein (118) is ranked No. 118. Their doubles combination of Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein is No. 22 in the nation with a perfect 8-0 record. The Cornhuskers have beaten two ranked opponents on the season. The Shockers have gone 14-16 all time against the Cornhuskers and it will be their third straight match against a ranked opponent.
The Colorado State Rams (2-4) are coming off a tough weekend where Idaho defeated them, 5-2, on Friday, February 17th and New Mexico State defeated them, 6-1, on Saturday, February 18th. The all time series between the Rams and Shockers is tied up at 3-3.
Missouri Valley Conference opponent Creighton (4-2) won both of their matchups last weekend. They defeated St. Cloud State, 7-0, on Saturday, February 18th and North Dakota, 6-1, on Sunday, February 19th. It will be the first conference matchup for both teams on the season. The Shockers hold the all time record against Creighton 23-2.
The Shocker women are looking to bounce back after playing some tough opponents last time out. They traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. to take on No. 41 Purdue on Friday, February 17th, where they were defeated 5-2. The next day, the Shocks were defeated 4-3 by No. 66 Marshall. Despite the tough times as a team, Sophomore Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul had a strong weekend. She went 2-0 in singles competition by defeating Anna Dushkina of Purdue, 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8), and Karlyn Timko of Marshall, 6-2, 6-0.