MANHATTAN, Kan.- In windy conditions, the No. 68 Wichita State women's tennis team defeated Kansas State, 4-3, Thursday afternoon at the Wamego Recreation Complex.
The Shockers would go down a point early, losing two out of three matches in the doubles competition. Lutfiana Budiharto and Carla Venticinque would get the only win for the Shockers in doubles play, defeating Carmen Borau Ramos and Petra Chuda, 8-5.
The Shockers put the Wildcats away in the singles competition, winning in the three, four, five, and six positions. Lucia Kovalova defeated Carli Wischhoff, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, Veronika Blaskova defeated Amina St. Hill, 7-5, 6-3, Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul defeated Marketa Trousilova, 6-4, 6-4, and Carla Venticinque took down Carmen Borau Ramos, 6-2, 6-3, to lead the Shocker women to victory.
"The conditions were difficult today, but across the board in singles play we did a good job to compete well from start to finish," said head coach Colin Foster. "All four of the singles wins had close sets and we raised our level when it mattered most."
The Shockers are back in action at home on Saturday and Sunday. They will take on Evansville on Saturday at 1 p.m., and Southern Illinois on Sunday at 9 a.m. Both matches will be played at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.