Tennis Falls To Penn St, 4-3

Feb. 18, 2005

University Park, Pa. – The University of Kansas tennis team dropped a close match to the Penn State Nittany Lions, 4-3, Friday in University Park, Pa. The loss drops the Jayhawks to 1-5 on the season.

KU got off to a hot start by winning the doubles point. The duo of junior Christine Skoda and sophomore Ashley Filberth defeated Penn St.’s Katelyn BeVard and Sasha Abraham, 8-6. Junior Luiza Loureiro and freshman Elizaveta Avdeeva downed PSU’s Lindsay Downing and Jessica McKeown, 9-7.

In singles action the `Hawks earned two victories. After losing the first set, Skoda came back to beat the Nittany Lions’ Sarah Spence, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Freshman Lauren Hommell recorded a three-set victory over BeVard, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. In number one singles action, Avdeeva lost to PSU’s Maaria Husain, 6-4, 6-3.

The `Hawks will be in action tomorrow, Feb. 19, against Yale in University Park, Pa. The match begins at 12 p.m.

– Results Follow –


Maaria Husain (PSU) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (Kansas) 6-4, 6-3

Christine Skoda (Kansas) def. Sarah Spence (PSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Sasha Abraham (PSU) def. Brittany Brown (Kansas) 7-6 (6), 6-2

Lauren Hommell (Kansas) def. Katelyn BeVard (PSU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Andreea Niculescu (PSU) def. Ashley Filberth (Kansas) 6-3, 6-2

Jenny Schular (PSU) def. Stephanie Smith (Kansas) 6-1, 6-0

DoublesHusain/Spence (PSU) def. Brown/Hommell (Kansas) 8-5

Skoda/Filberth (Kansas) def. BeVard/Abraham (PSU) 8-6

Loureiro/Avdeeva (Kansas) def. Downing/McKeown 9-7