Jayhawks Set to Travel to Honolulu for Hawaii Spring Invitational

Jan. 14, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. —

After a break of more than two months since its last competition, the University of Kansas tennis team will travel to Honolulu for the University of Hawaii Spring Invitational. The event, which is set to run Jan. 16-20, will pit KU against Florida State, Alabama, Cal. State Fullerton, and host-school Hawaii.

The Jayhawks, who haven’t played since the final day of the Seminole Classic on Nov. 4, will send nine players to the event, including freshman Magdalena Tokarczyk, a highly-touted late signee who joins Kansas for the spring semester.

Leading the Jayhawks into the Invitational will be junior Yuliana Svistun, who was KU’s top performer during the fall, recording a team-best singles record of 10-4. Also competing at the event will be senior Elizaveta Avdeeva and junior Edina Horvath, who were named to the All-Big 12 doubles team last spring and spent the fall season ranked 36th in the nation.

Also traveling to Hawaii will be senior Stephanie Smith, sophomore Kunigunda Dorn, and freshmen Maria Martinez, Kate Goff and Emily Gorham, who joined the team as a walk-on following the fall season and will be making her Jayhawk debut.

The Invitational will be Kansas’ final action before getting into its match schedule, which gets underway on Feb. 2 at Arkansas.

Check back to kuathletics.com for complete results following each day of the tournament.