Jayhawks Fall to No. 67 College of Charleston, 4-3
Feb. 16, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A day after cruising past Charleston Southern, the Kansas women’s tennis team fell in a close match to No. 67 College of Charleston on Saturday, 4-3.
“It hurts, but I’m definitely pleased with how we battled today,” coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “We lost some tough three-setters, but the girls fought. We all are disappointed with the loss, but at least we’re getting those opportunities. Now, we just have to keep building on those opportunities from here on out.”
The Jayhawks started strong, taking two out of three doubles matches for the first point, but a pair of three-set heartbreaking singles losses ended up sealing their fate. KU sophomore Maria Belen Ludueña fell to Samantha Maddox at the No. 3 position, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, while junior Dylan Windom lost to Olivia McMillan, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, at the No. 5 spot.
Kansas’ two singles wins came from junior Paulina Los and freshman Anastasija Trubica—Los defeated Grace Baker, 7-6, 6-3, while Trubica held on against Irene Viana to win in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Trubica has yet to lose a singles match in her first season of dual play.
In doubles, Ludueña and Los defeated Christin Newman and Katherine Schofield at the No. 3 position, 8-3, while an injiury forced College of Charleston’s Kelly Kambourelis and Brooke McAmis to default against Trubica and junior Haley Fournier midway through the No. 2 match.
The loss drops the Jayhawks to 3-2 on the season and improves College of Charleston to 3-1.
“Of course, we’d love to be 2-0 coming out of the weekend, but we’re pleased with what we did today and this weekend,” Hall-Holt said. “We’re just going to keep building and keep learning from our mistakes.”
UP NEXT: Kansas returns to Lawrence for three consecutive home matches, starting Feb. 23 against Kentucky. The Jayhawks will then face Drake on Feb. 24 and UMKC on Feb. 27.
“The team is definitely coming together,” Hall-Holt said. “There’s just great chemistry right now amongst the team. They’re very supportive of each other and we just have to keep going as a team.”
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No. 67 College of Charleston 4, Kansas 3
No. 1 – Maddox-Viana (CofC) vs. Windom-Cardona (KU), 4-5, unfinished.
No. 2 – Fournier-Trubica (KU) def. Kambourelis-McAmis (CofC), 5-6, retired, inj.
No. 3 – Los-Luduena (KU) def. Newman-Schofield (CofC), 8-3.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Haley Fournier (KU), 7-5, 6-2.
No. 2 – Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU), 6-3, 6-2.
No. 3 – Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Maria Belen Luduena (KU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
No. 4 – Paulina Los (KU) def. Grace Baker (CofC), 7-6, 6-3.
No. 5 – Olivia McMillan (CofC) def. Dylan Windom (KU), 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
No. 6 – Anastasija Trubica (KU) def. Irene Viana (CofC), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.