Jayhawks Fall Short at No. 56 BYU

March 1, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>PROVO, Utah – Playing on the road for the third match in a row, the University of Kansas tennis team was defeated by No. 56 BYU, 7-0, Saturday afternoon in Provo, Utah. The loss dropped KU to 3-5.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Jayhawks struggled on Saturday, dropping all three doubles contests to open the match, falling behind 1-0. KU’s tandem of senior Elizaveta Avdeeva and junior Edina Horvath fell for only the second time in the dual match season.

Kansas then was defeated in each of the six singles matches, marking the first time this season that the Jayhawks have been shutout.

Horvath, who has also put together an impressive season in singles play, was topped by BYU’s Kristina Doerr, handing the Budapest, Hungary, native just her second loss of the dual season.

Several Jayhawks were forced to move up in the singles lineup after freshman Magdalena Tokarczyk, who is 5-2 this season, was scratched from her No. 1 match.

Kansas will next be in action on Wednesday when it opens up Big 12 play at KansasState. The dual is set to begin at 2 p.m. in Manhattan.



1)  Anastasia Sukova (BYU) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU) 6-2, 6-3
2)  Kristina Doerr (BYU) def. Edina Horvath (KU) 6-3, 6-1
3)  Chie Hayasaka (BYU) def. Kunigunda Dorn (KU) 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 (4)
4)  Dolly Chang (BYU) def. Yuliana Svistun (KU) 6-2, 6-2
5)  Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) def. Lauren Hommell (KU) 6-3, 6-1
6)  Elle Carney (BYU) def. Maria Martinez (KU) 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (4)


1)  Miccoli/Surkova (BYU) def. Horvath/Avdeeva (KU) 8-6
2)  Chang/Doerr (BYU) def. Svistun/Martinez (KU) 8-5
3)  Carney/Hayasaka (BYU) def. Hommell/Dorn (KU) 8-3