Kansas Tennis Suffers Setback against No. 40 North Texas, 6-1
March 3, 2012
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.