KU Tennis Wins Fifth Straight with 6-1 Victory over Arkansas-Little Rock
Feb. 19, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan.–Led by solid doubles play, the University of Kansas women’s tennis team notched a 6-1 victory over the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The Jayhawks remain undefeated at 5-0 in dual competition, while the Trojans dropped to 5-7 for the spring season. This marks the best start KU tennis has had since the 1991-92 campaign.
Kansas once again swept the doubles matches with the No. 1 tandem of sophomore Dylan Windom and freshman Maria Belen Ludueña starting KU off with a dominating 8-0 win over Viktoriya Plyuta and Yana Kakovkina. Sophomore Claire Dreyer and junior Victoria Khanevskaya secured the doubles point for the Jayhawks by winning at the No. 3 spot, 8-2, while junior Monica Pezzotti and sophomore Paulina Los completed the sweep with their 8-3 win at No. 2.
Ludueña and Dreyer continued their singles success with respective victories, both remaining undefeated this spring. Ludueña, a newcomer from Curico, Chile, grabbed the first singles point of the day for KU when she came from one game behind in the second set to win 6-0, 6-1 over Michaela McShane at the No. 4 position. Dreyer, a St. Louis native, took down UALR’s Nina Yates, 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 5 singles spot.
KU’s win-clinching point came from Windom’s hard-fought win at No. 3 singles. The Tifton, Ga., sophomore battled to a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Kakovkina to give the Jayhawks a 4-0 advantage on the Trojans.
Los and Khanevskaya also recorded singles victories on the day, winning at the No. 2 and No. 6 spots, respectively.
The Jayhawks hit the road for the first time in spring dual competition next weekend. KU heads to Des Moines, Iowa, where the team will take on Drake Saturday at 5 p.m., and Montana Sunday at 11 a.m. Please check back with kuathletics.com for complete results from both dual meets.