Kansas Tennis Defeats Illinois-Chicago, 4-3

Feb. 7, 2009


Senior Yuliana Svistun and freshman Ekaterina Morozova led the Kansas women’s tennis team as it defeated Illinois-Chicago, 4-3, at Atkins Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. Svistun and Morozova teamed up to provide the only doubles win for the Jayhawks (4-1) as they downed Cristescu and von Ubisch of UIC (1-2) at the No. 2 doubles position, 8-2. Morozova also won her singles match against the Horizon League player of the week, Illinca Cristescu (6-4, 6-0) at the No. 1 position. Svistun blanked her opponent at the No. 4 spot, Jenna Reisch (6-0, 6-0). Sophomore Maria Martinez and freshman Erin Wilbert provided the other two necessary singles wins to clinch the dual victory for the Jayhawks. Martinez and Wilbert each won in straight sets, but lost their doubles match to Reisch/Jellish, 9-8, earlier in the contest. Edina Horvath and Kunigunda Dorn both struggled on the day, dropping their doubles match to McPhillips/Kovaleva 8-1. Horvath lost again to Mariya Kovaleva 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 2 singles position, while Dorn fell to Kristen McPhillips 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 3 spot. Kansas continues its streak of road matches when they head to Iowa City, Iowa Feb. 21-22. The Jayhawks will face DePaul on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. and Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Check back with kuathletics for updates and match results. KU 4, UIC 3 Doubles1. McPhillips/Kovaleva (UIC) def. Horvath/Dorn (KU) 8-12. Svistun/Morozova (KU) def. Cristescu/von Ubisch (UIC) 8-23. Reisch/Jellish (UIC) def. Martinez/Wilbert (KU) 9-8 Singles1. Morozova (KU) def. Cristescu (UIC) 6-4, 6-02. Kovaleva (UIC) def. Horvath (KU) 6-1, 6-23. McPhillips (UIC) def. Dorn (KU) 6-4, 6-44. Svistun (KU) def. Reisch 6-0, 6-15. Martinez (KU) def. Jellish (UIC) 6-0, 6-16. Wilbert (KU) def. von Ubisch (UIC) 6-0, 6-2