Kansas Women's Tennis Team Goes Undefeated in Opening Weekend

Feb. 1, 2009


For the first time since 2000, the Kansas women’s tennis team started the season 3-0 after beating Drake (0-3) and Saint Louis (0-4) Sunday afternoon at First Serve Tennis Center. KU also beat UTEP in the first dual match of the year on Saturday.

Kansas started the day off strong, sweeping all three doubles matches against Drake before going 4-2 in singles competition to take the dual victory by a score of 5-2. Seniors Yuliana Svistun and Edina Horvath, sophomore Maria Martinez and freshman Erin Wilbert were all victorious against their Bulldog opponents while freshmen Kate Morozova and Allie Dzuba both dropped matches.

It was more of the same for KU in the next dual against SLU as the Jayhawks once again took three doubles matches from their opponent. KU went on to win five of the six singles matches to defeat the Billikens 6-1. The 3-0 record is the best start since Coach Holt took over the program.

“It feels good,” said Coach Holt. “The girls came out and competed hard. Three matches in two days is tough, but they played hard. That’s all we ask of them – to give it all they have. We still have a lot of work to do because there are tough teams coming up next week. But it feels good right now.”

Kansas will take the court again when it travels Champaign, Ill. Feb. 6-7. KU plays Illinois at 2 p.m. on Friday and the Illinois-Chicago at noon on Saturday.

Check back with kuathletics.com for match results.

KU vs. Drake (11 a.m.)


Horvath/Dorn (KU) def. Demos/Aragon (Drake) 8-2

Morozova/Svistun (KU) def. Rainey/Leszayova (Drake) 8-3

Martinez/Wilbert (KU) def. Aguilera/Labarte (Drake) 8-4


Leszayova (Drake) def. Morozova (KU) 3-6, 2-6

Horvath (KU) def. Demos (Drake) 6-4, 6-4

Martinez (KU) def. Rainey (Drake) 6-1, 6-2

Svistun (KU) def. Aguilera (Drake) 6-1, 4-0

Wilbert (KU) def. Sloboth (Drake) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Aragon (Drake) def. Dzuba (KU) 4-6, 6-7 (4)

Plowman (Drake) def. Goff (KU) Practice Match

KU vs. Saint Louis (4 p.m.)


Horvath/Dorn (KU) def. Miller/Elmore (SLU) 8-6

Morozova/Svistun (KU) def. Rielley/Becker (SLU) 8-2

Martinez/Wilbert (KU) def. Septien/Tomalak (SLU) 8-4


Morozova (KU) def. Elmore (SLU) 6-2, 6-4

Horvath (KU) def. Rielley (SLU) 6-3, 6-0

Dorn (KU) def. Becker (SLU) 6-1, 6-0

Martinez (KU) def. Septien (SLU) 6-3, 6-2

Svistun (KU) def. McKenna (SLU) 6-2, 6-0

Wilbert (KU) vs. Tomalak (SLU) 9-8 (4)

Bokulic (SLU) def. Obukhova (KU) Practice Match