KU Tennis Defeated By Utah, 5-2

Feb. 27, 2005

Topeka, Kan.- –

The University of Kansas tennis team was defeated by the Utah Utes, 5-2, Sunday, at the Wood Valley Racquet Club in Topeka, Kan. The loss drops the team to 1-7 on the season.

KU started the day off hot by winning two of the three doubles matches to secure the first point of the day. The No. 1 doubles team of sophomore Brittany Brown and freshman Lauren Hommell downed Utah’s Elizabeth Ferris and Allison Hansen in a highly competitive match, 9-7. In No. 3 doubles, junior Luiza Loureiro and freshman Elizaveta Avdeeva defeated Utah’s Cinthia Saucedo and Cheyenne Reveche, 8-5.

The `Hawks only managed to win one of the six singles matches as Avdeeva earned a straight-set victory over Whitney Eber, 7-5, 6-1, in No. 2 singles. In No. 1 singles action, junior Christine Skoda was downed by Ferris, 6-2, 6-4.

“I thought that Liza (Avdeeva) competed at a high level and I was pleased with her performance,” KU head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “We came out strong in doubles, but we committed to many errors in singles play.”

The `Hawks will next head to Iowa for matches against Big 12 foe Iowa State and the University of Iowa on March 5 and 6, respectively.

-Results Follow-


Elizabeth Ferris (Utah) def. Christine Skoda (Kansas) 6-2, 6-4
Elizaveta Avdeeva (Kansas) def. Whitney Eber (Utah) 7-5, 6-1
Emily Kwok (Utah) def. Brittany Brown (Kansas) 6-4, 6-2
Cheyenne Reveche (Utah) def. Lauren Hommell (Kansas) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Allison Hansen (Utah) def. Ashley Filberth (Kansas) 6-3, 6-3
Jen Wencel (Utah) def. Anna Jackson (Kansas) 6-1, 0-6, 6-0


Brown/Hommell (Kansas) def. Ferris/Hansen (Utah) 9-7
Eber/Kwok (Utah) def. Skoda/Filberth (Kansas) 8-4
Loureiro/Avdeeva (Kansas) def. Saucedo/Reveche (Utah) 8-5