BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kansas State’s Viviana Yrureta and Antea Huljev each captured first round victories on Friday during the first day of action at the Hoosier Classic.
Yrureta ran her winning streak to three straight matches with a hard-fought win in Flight A over Kate Zapadalova of Indiana, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 12-10. The senior from Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, was stopped in her pursuit of a fourth straight win in the semifinals, as Naoko Ueshima of Georgia defeated Yrureta, 6-1, 6-0 in the afternoon. Yrureta’s fall record now stands at 3-2.
Huljev built on her final day win at the Hurricane Invitational in Tulsa, Okla., two weeks ago with a first round win over Joanne Schickerling of Indiana State in Flight D, 6-1, 6-2. The freshman from Velenje, Slovenia, battled heartily with Brianna Williams of the host Hoosiers, but fell 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals. Huljev’s record through her first five career matches is 2-3.
An additional pair of Wildcats finished with split decisions for the day as junior Katerina Kudlackova fell 6-4, 6-3 to Sigrid Fischer of Indiana in Flight C. Kudlackova recovered during the afternoon to defeat Ashley Moccia of Western Michigan, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Freshman Pauline Guemas dropped her first match of the day 6-3, 6-1 to Christine Stromberg of Illinois, but succeeded in her second match of the Round Robin Flight with a 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 win over Amanda Moccia of Western Michigan.
The Wildcats will continue play at the Hoosier Classic on Saturday with the final singles matches of the weekend and the beginning of doubles action at the IU Tennis Center.
Viviana Yrureta Kansas State def. Kate Zapadalova (Indiana) 6-7(6), 7-5, 12-10
Naoko Ueshima (Georiga) def. Viviana Yrureta (Kansas State) 6-1, 6-0
Sigrid Fischer (Indiana) def. Katerina Kudlackova (Kansas State) 6-4, 6-3
Katerina Kudlackova (Kansas State) def. Ashley Moccia (W. Michigan) 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Antea Huljev (Kansas State) def. Joanne Schickerling (Indiana State) 6-1, 6-2
Brianna Williams (Indiana) def. Antea Huljev (Kansas State) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Stephanie Heller (Indiana) def. Natasha Vieira (Kansas State) 6-2, 6-0
Katie Kilborn (Vanderbilt) def. Natasha Vieira (Kansas State) 6-2, 6-2
Christine Stromberg (Illinois) def. Pauline Guemas (Kansas State) 6-3, 6-1
Pauline Guemas (Kansas State) def. Amanda Moccia (W. Michigan) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8