Jayhawks Welcome UMKC to Jayhawk Tennis Facility Wednesday

Feb. 9, 2010

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Kansas women’s tennis will wear pink when it hosts UMKC at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Jayhawks will wear pink uniforms to honor breast cancer survivors and create awareness for the disease.

The Jayhawks are coming off a tough 7-0 loss to No. 6 Notre Dame last Friday, but come into the dual 1-1 on the season.

Sophomore Ekaterina Morozova leads the Jayhawks at the No. 1 singles position. Morozova challenged Notre Dame’s No. 30 Kristy Frilling to a first-set tiebreaker and enters Wednesday’s match 1-1.

Freshmen Sara Lazarevic and Vika Khanevskaya have also proven that they can compete with a highly-ranked team. Lazarevic took Notre Dame’s Manca Krizman to a first-set tiebreaker at the No.2 singles position, while Khanevskaya pushed Notre Dame’s Colleen Rielley to three sets at the No. 6 position.

UMKC comes into Lawrence with a 0-3 record with losses to UTSA, Air Force and Montana State.

The Kangaroos are led by sophomore Jillian Yakominich, who posted a team-high six singles wins and paced UMKC with seven doubles victories in 2009.

Kansas leads the series with UMKC 3-0, with all wins coming under current head coach Amy Hall-Holt. The Jayhawks have never lost a match in the series.

KU will continue its home stretch on Sunday, Feb. 14 in a double-header against Iowa and South Dakota. The Jayhawks start with Iowa at 10 a.m. and will face South Dakota at 3 p.m.

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