Kansas State Tennis Players Net All-Big 12 Honors


The future of K-State tennis is bright. Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic, a sophomore and a junior, respectively, each garnered all-conference honors when they were named to both the all-conference singles and doubles teams.

This marks the first time since 2005 that Coach Steve Bietau has seen two of his netters named to the All-Big 12 singles team. Additionally, the doubles honor is the first for K-Staters since the 2004 campaign.

For Niedermayerova, this marks her second straight appearance on the all-conference list. As a freshman last season, she notched the second-highest freshman win total in school history, compiling a 24-10 record. She followed that up with a 22-12 (16-6 this spring) record, in which she went 7-11 against ranked competition, and finished the season ranked #29 in the nation. Niedermayerova is only the fifth person in school history to be named all-conference multiple times.

Bonacic, meanwhile, made her first appearance on the all-conference team. She tied for the team lead in wins with 22, and finished the season ranked #99 in the nation, after climbing as high as #65 on the list at beating #22 Maho Kowase in straight sets.

As a doubles team, Niedermayerova and Bonacic were ranked #65 in the Campbell/ITA doubles rankings.