Arizona senior Lacey Smyth fell to Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova in a three-set thriller in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday.
Smyth was invited to compete in the exclusive tournament for the third-straight year.
With the loss, Smyth completes her Wildcat career as one of the best in Arizona history.
The senior finished with a 63-34 singles record, playing at the No. 1 spot all four years and against the country’s top talent.
Her senior year was capped with an ITA regional Senior of the Year award for her accomplishments.
Niedermayerova defeated Smyth, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 to advance to the round of 32 in Athens, Ga.
Singles and doubles competition will continue through Monday, May 26.
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No. 55 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. No. 45 Lacey Smyth (UA); 7-5. 2-6, 7-5