Kansas Tennis Wins in Season Opener

Jan. 30, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – –

Five Jayhawks picked up singles wins and four came away with doubles victories in Kansas’ 6-1 decision over Drake to open their spring season in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday.

Sophomore Ekaterina Morozova defeated Gabriela Demos 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot. Senior Kunigunda Dorn, junior Maria Martinez, sophomore Erin Wilbert and freshman Victoria Khanevskaya also tallied singles wins.

“We were really excited to start today,” said head coach Amy Hall-Holt. “We came out ready to play and worked hard.”

Wilbert and Khanevskaya defeated Aguilera and Labarte at the No. 2 doubles spot with an 8-1 victory. Kansas’ nationally ranked doubles team of Martinez and sophomore Alessandra Dzuba defeated Aragon and Patterson 8-2.

“It felt good to come out and perform well to open the spring season,” said Wilbert. “We were pleased with the way everyone played and we look forward to good things to come.”

Kansas will host No. 6 Notre Dame on Friday, Feb. 5 to open up its home series. The dual begins at 3 p.m. at First Serve Tennis Center and admission is free to the public.

Check back to www.kuathletics.com/tennis for updates.

COMPLETE RESULTS

Singles

1. Morozova, Ekaterina (KU) def. Demos, Gabriela (DU) 6-1, 6-1

2. Krizman, Manca (DU) def. Lazarevic, Sara (KU) 7-5, 6-2

3. Dorn, Kunigunda (KU) def. Patterson, Ali (DU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8

4. Martinez, Maria (KU) def. Aguilera, Jessica (DU) 6-1, 6-1

5. Wilbert, Erin (KU) def. Labarte, Jessica (DU) 6-1, 6-1

6. Khanevskaya, Victori (KU) def. Aragon, Amanda (DU) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles

1. Demos, Gabriela/Krizman, Manca (DU) def. Morozova, Ekaterina/Lazarevic, Sara (KU) 8-6

2. Wilbert, Erin/Khanevskaya, Victori (KU) def. Aguilera, Jessica/Labarte, Jessica (DU) 8-1

3. Martinez, Maria/Dzuba, Alessandra (KU) def. Aragon, Amanda/Patterson, Ali (DU) 8-2