Kansas Tennis Rolls Past Illinois State, 5-2

Feb. 12, 2012

Kansas 5, Illinois State 2
Jayhawk Tennis Center // Lawrence, Kan.

Sophomore Paulina Los took down ISU’s Phyllis Tigges, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 2 singles position.
Doubles Results
1. Windom/Ludueña (KU) def.
Tigges/Marx (ISU)
2. Kiss/Maack (ISU) def.
Pezzotti/Los (KU)
3. Khanevskaya/Dreyer KU) def.
Esker/H. Nisbet (ISU)
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
Singles Results

Kiss (ISU) def.
Pezzotti (KU)

2-6, 6-2, 4-6
2. Los (KU) def.
Tigges (ISU)
6-4, 6-4
3. Marx (ISU) def.
Windom (KU)
5-7, 3-6
4. Ludueña (KU) def.
6-4, 6-3
5. Dreyer (KU) def.
6-2, 6-3
6. Khanevskaya (KU) def.
Esker (ISU)
Order of Finish: 2, 5, 3, 4, 1, 6

LAWRENCE, Kan.–Four Jayhawks scored singles victories in the Kansas women’s tennis team’s 5-2 win over the Illinois State Redbirds Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. KU improved to 3-0 in dual competition while ISU dropped to 2-3 for the spring season.

Sophomore Paulina Los came from two games down in the first set and one in the second to defeat ISU’s Phyllis Tigges, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 2 spot and secure the first singles point for the Jayhawks.

At No. 5, sophomore Claire Dreyer took down Gabby Phillips, 6-2, 6-3, to remain undefeated during the spring campaign. Newcomer Maria Belen Ludueña also stays undefeated after routing Carolina Abello at the No. 4 position, 6-4, 6-3 and clinching the victory for the Jayhawks.

After the match had already been decided at 4-2, junior Victoria Khanevskaya won an eight-game pro set against Hannah Esker, 9-8(6).

In doubles competition, Khanevskaya and Dreyer dominated at the No. 3 spot, while Ludueña and sophomore Dylan Windom claimed a win at No. 1.

Kansas will continue its five-meet homestand next weekend when the Jayhawks play host to Bradley on Saturday and Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Both duals are set to begin at 11 a.m. and are free and open to the public.