KU Tennis Routs UMKC, 6-1

Feb. 7, 2012

Kansas 6, UMKC 1
Jayhawk Tennis Center // Lawrence, Kan.
Sophomore Claire Dreyer took down UMKC’s Madeline Schulte, 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.
Doubles Results
1. Pezzotti/Los (KU) def.
Bouet/Dalvai (UMKC)
2. Windom/Ludueña (KU) def.
Amsallem/Lisenby (UMKC)
3. Khanevskaya/Dreyer (KU) def.
Pintos/Schulte (UMKC)
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
Singles Results
1. Dalvai (UMKC) def.
Pezzotti (KU)
2-6, 2-6
2. Windom (KU) def.
Bouet (UMKC)
6-4, 6-1
3. Los (KU) def.
Lisenby (UMKC)
6-1, 6-1
4. Ludueña (KU) def.
Ansallem (UMKC)
6-2, 6-0
5. Dreyer (KU) def.
Yakominich (UMKC)
6-3, 6-0
6. Khanevskaya (KU) def.
Schulte (UMKC)
7-5, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 3, 1, 6

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.