KU Tennis Defeated By Yale, 4-3

Feb. 19, 2005

University Park, Pa. – The University of Kansas tennis team dropped a close match to the Yale Bulldogs, 4-3, Saturday in University Park, Pa. The loss drops the Jayhawks to 1-6 on the season.

KU earned one victory in doubles competition, but Yale earned the doubles point with two wins. Junior Christine Skoda and sophomore Ashley Filberth won their match 8-6 over Yale’s Stephanie White and Olivia Nix.

In singles action, the `Hawks earned three victories. Freshman Elizaveta Avdeeva won her No. 2 singles match, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, against Rashmee Patil. Sophomore Brittany Brown notched a straight-set 7-6 (5), 6-3, victory in No. 3 singles action over Alford, while freshman Anna Jackson earned a 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (5), third set tiebreaker in No. 6 singles over Olivia Nix.

“We played tough, but we are still young and we need more experience,” Kansas head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “We have to keep our level of competition up and build on every match.”

The `Hawks will next be in action Sunday, Feb. 27, against Utah in Topeka, Kan. The match is scheduled to take place at the Wood Valley Racquet Club at 2 p.m.



Reshmi Srinath (Yale) def. Christine Skoda (Kansas) 6-2, 6-1

Elizaveta Avdeeva (Kansas) def. Rashmee Patil (Yale) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Brittany Brown (Kansas) def. Christine Alford (Yale) 7-6 (5), 6-3

Aimee Kim (Yale) def. Lauren Hommell (Kansas) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Stephanie White (Yale) def. Ashley Filberth (Kansas) 6-1, 6-1

Anna Jackson (Kansas) def. Olivia Nix (Yale) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (5)

Doubles Alford/Kim (Yale) def. Brown/Hommell (Kansas) 8-5

Skoda/Filberth (Kansas) def. White/Nix (Yale) 8-6

Srinath/Patil (Yale) def. Loureiro/Avdeeva (Kansas) 8-4