Jayhawks Cruise Past Iowa State, 6-1
March 3, 2007
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>AMES, Iowa – The University of Kansas was victories in every match with the exception of a default in the No. 6 singles contest as it handled IowaState, 6-1, Saturday afternoon in Ames. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The win, which improved the Jayhawks to 3-8, 1-2, extended KU’s winning streak over ISU to 28 straight, and improved Kansas to 31-1 all-time against the Cyclones.
KU opened the dual by dominating doubles play, as all three of its tandem’s took victories. The Jayhawk’s No. 1 duo of junior Elizaveta Avdeeva and sophomore Edina Horvath continued its strong play, winning 8-6 over ISU’s Hickey and Soriano to improve its spring record to 9-2.
Also picking up wins were junior Lauren Hommell and sophomore Yuliana Svistun, who won, 8-6, in the No. 2 slot, along with junior Stephanie Smith and freshman Kunigunda Dorn, whose victory in the No. 3 position was the tandems first in five contests this season.
The Jayhawks then carried the momentum over into singles action, winning each matchup in straight sets. Kansas got victories from Avdeeva in the No. 1 match, Dorn at No. 2, Horvath in the No. 3 slot, Smith at No. 5 and in the No. 4 position from Svistun, who has now won six straight.
Iowa State’s only point came by default in the No. 6 contest.
KU will next be in action when it hosts Nebraska on March 10 in Lawrence. The dual is set to begin at 11 a.m., and the location of the contest will depend on weather conditions.
1) Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU) def. Jill Palen (ISU), 7-5, 6-3
2) Kunigunda Dorn (KU) def. Kara Hickey (ISU), 6-2, 6-3
3) Edina Horvath (KU) def. Caitlin Loprinzi (ISU), 6-1, 6-1
4) Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Alyssa Palen (ISU), 7-5, 6-1
5) Stephanie Smith (KU) def. Eve Soriano (ISU), 6-2, 6-4
1) Avdeeva/Horvath (KU) def. Hickey/Soriano (ISU), 8-6
2) Hommell/Svistun (KU) def. J. Palen/Loprinzi (ISU), 8-6
3) Smith/Dorn (KU) def. Derouin/ A. Palen (ISU), 9-7