Kansas Tennis Suffers Setback against No. 40 North Texas, 6-1

March 3, 2012

North Texas 6, Kansas 1
Michael D. Case Tennis Center // Tulsa, Okla.

Sophomore Claire Dreyer suffered her first defeat in singles play.
Doubles Results
1. Vykydova/Lee (North Texas) def.
Windom/Ludueña (KU)
2. Paraschiv/Sprinkmeyer (North Texas) def.
Pezzotti/Los (KU)
3. Bardabush/Starkova (North Texas) def.
Khanevskaya/Dreyer (KU)
Singles Results
1. Bardabusg (North Texas) def.
Pezzotti (KU)
6-4, 6-4
2. Lee (North Texas) def.
Los (KU)
6-0, 6-1
3. Ludueña (KU) def.
Starkova (North Texas)
6-3, 4-6 (10-5)
4. Paraschiv def.
Windom (KU)
7-5, 6-4
5. Serchenko (North Texas) def.
Dreyer (KU)
6-4, 6-0
6. Dinuta (North Texas) def.
Khanevskaya (KU)
7-5, 6-2

TULSA, Okla.–While freshman Maria Belen Ludueña remains undefeated in singles competition, the University of Kansas women’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season against No. 40 North Texas, 6-1, Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. The Jayhawks dropped to 7-1 in dual competition while the North Texas Mean Green improved to 9-5 for the spring season.

Ludueña, ranked 118th in singles play, recorded Kansas’ only victory on the day. The newcomer from Curico, Chile, took down North Texas’ Valentina Starkova, 6-3, 4-6 (10-5), at No. 3. She remains undefeated so far this spring.

Sophomore Claire Dreyer, who entered the match also undefeated in singles, dropped a 6-4, 6-0, decision to Ilona Serchenko at the No. 5 spot. The Jayhawks were swept in doubles competition for the first time this spring.

KU will return to the court Sunday to take on No. 30 Tulsa (7-2) at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. The match is set to begin at noon.