KU Tennis Routs UMKC, 6-1
Feb. 7, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan.–With the help of a doubles sweep, the University of Kansas women’s tennis team downed UMKC, 6-1, in its first home meet of the spring season Tuesday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. KU is now 1-0 in dual competition for the fourth-straight season while UMKC drops to 0-3.
“It’s always good to get that first win under your belt,” Kansas head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “I’m excited about the energy they came out with, especially sweeping the doubles. They played well today.”
The evening got off to a good start as the Jayhawks dominated doubles competition. Sophomore Dylan Windom and newcomer Maria Belen Ludueña were the first to victory, claiming an 8-0 sweep over UMKC’s Suzan Lisenby and Amelie Ansallem at the No. 2 position. Junior Victoria Khanevskaya and sophomore Claire Dreyer soon followed, garnering an 8-2 win over the UMKC tandem Gabriela Pintos and Madeline Schulte at the No. 3 spot and securing the doubles point for KU. At No. 1 doubles, junior Monica Pezzotti and sophomore Paulina Los completed the sweep by narrowly escaping UMKC’s Eva Dalvai and Laura Bouet, 8-7 (8-6).
The Jayhawks–who are now 6-0 all-time against UMKC–then went 5-1 against the Kangaroos in singles competition.
Windom, a native of Tifton, Ga., came from three games down to defeat Bouet at the No. 2 singles position, 6-4, 6-1. Her victory put KU up 4-0, clinching the win for the Jayhawks.
Ludueña and Los also had come-from-behind success, starting their singles matches down 1-0 before both earning one point for the team.
Kansas continues its homestand Friday when the Jayhawks host UTEP at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The dual is set to begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.