Kansas Tennis Edged 4-3 by No. 72 Washington State

Feb. 12, 2011

PULLMAN, Wash. –

Kansas Tennis saw wins from the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles players Saturday morning at the Simmelink Tennis Center in Pullman, Wash., but the No. 72 Washington State won the decisive doubles point to take the match, 4-3.

The Cougars took the doubles point with wins in the second and third doubles positions. Ekaterina Morozova and Dylan Windom prevented a cougar doubles sweep when they earned an 8-3 win in the No. 1 spot.

Nos. 2 and 3 Sara Lazarevic and Monica Pezzotti fell to Liudmila Vasilieva and Ksenia Googe in to open the singles portion of the match, with Lazarevic going down 6-2, 6-3 and Pezzotti falling 6-1, 6-2.

Paulina Los put KU on the board by topping Olga Musilovich 6-4, 6-3 in No. 4 singles. However, Morozova dropped the third set in a tightly-contested No. 1 singles match that clinched the win for the Cougars. Morozova opened up with a 7-5 win over Elisabeth Fournier before dropping the second set, 6-2, to force a third set, where she again fell, 6-3.

The Jayhawks still managed to finish strong with Windom and Erin Wilbert winning the final two matches.

Wilbert defeated Jessica Gomez 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 6 match, while Windom turned out another strong comeback performance for the second week in a row. The freshman went 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 against Andjela Kankaras at the No. 5 spot to end the day on a high note.

Kansas moves to 1-1 on the spring season while the Cougars are now 8-1.

KU will continue play in Pullman Sunday morning with a match against Santa Clara, who was handed their first loss of the season by the Cougars today. The Jayhawks will square off against the Broncos at 9 a.m., at the Simmelink Tennis Center at Hollingberry Fieldhouse.

Kansas Women’s Tennis
Washington State 4, Kansas 3 – February 12, 2011
Pullman, Wash.

No. 1 Kate Morozova/Dylan Windom (KU) def. Olga Musilovich/Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 8-3 No. 2. Ksenia Googe/Andjela Kankaras (WSU) Sara Lazarevic/Monica Pezzotti (KU) 8-3 No. 3 Elisabeth Founier/Lea Jansen (WSU Paulina Los/Erin Wilbert (KU) 8-2 Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

No. 1 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) Kate Morozova (KU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 No. 2 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) Sara Lazarevic (KU) 6-3, 6-2 No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) Monica Pezzotti (KU) 6-1, 6-2 No. 4 Paulina Los (KU) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 6-4, 6-3 No. 5 Dylan Windom (KU) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 No. 6 Erin Wilbert (KU) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-4, 6-3