No. 37 Tulsa Overtakes Kansas Tennis, 5-2
Feb. 19, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
For the second week in a row, Kansas tennis played hard against a nationally-ranked opponent but was once again handed the loss, going down 5-2 to No. 37 Tulsa, Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility.
The loss dropped KU to 1-3 on the season, while the Golden Hurricane moved to 7-2 for the 2011 spring campaign.
Tulsa swept doubles play to go up 1-0, but after struggling in doubles, the Jayhawks put up a strong fight in singles.
Morozova easily downed Alexandra Kichoutkin 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles match. Wilbert engaged in a fierce back-and-forth battle with Bonny Davidson in the No. 5 singles match. The two kept the score close in each set and both came back to tie several times. Ultimately, Wilbert grinded out a 6-4 win in the third set to put a point on the board for KU.
Dylan Windom nearly broke through with a first-set win but fell to Michelle Farley 7-5 to open the No. 4 match, but eventually dropped the second set, giving Farley the win.
Ahead by one set and up 5-0 in the second set, Paulina Los looked as though she would put away Ewa Szatkowska. The freshman topped Tulsa’s No. 3 singles player 6-2 in the first set and was up 5-0 in the second until Szatkowska rallied back to overcome Los 7-5. Los ran out of gas in the third and fell 6-1.
Tennis action continues Sunday morning, with an early morning contest against Arkansas-Little Rock. Match time is slated for 9 a.m., at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility.
No. 37 Tulsa 5, Kansas 2
February 19, 2011 – Lawrence, Kan.
Jayhawk Tennis Facility
No. 1: Karataiana/Kichoutkin (TU) def. Morozova/Windom (KU) 8-2
No. 2: Szatkowska/Erofeeva (TU) def. Wilbert/Pezzotti (KU) 8-5
No. 3: Davidson/Farley (TU) def. Khanevskaya/Los (KU) 8-3
No. 1: Ekaterina Morozova (KU) def. Alexandra Kichoutkin (TU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2: JoAnne Karaitiana (TU) def. Monica Pezzotti (KU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3: Ewa Szatkowska (TU) def. Paulina Los (KU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
No. 4: Michelle Farley (TU) def. Dylan Windom (KU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 5: Erin Wilbert (KU) def. Bonny Davidson (TU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
No. 6: Sam Vickers (TU) def. Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) 7-6 (9), 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 6