No. 30 Tulsa Routs Kansas, 7-0
March 4, 2012
TULSA, Okla.–Junior Monica Pezzotti and sophomore Paulina Los claimed the University of Kansas women’s tennis team’s lone victory as the Jayhawks fell to the No. 30 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, 7-0 Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The setback dropped KU to 7-2 for the spring season while the Golden Hurricanes improved to 9-2, winning their 31st-straight home match.
After dropping the first two doubles matches, Pezzotti and Los picked up the win for Kansas at No. 2 doubles, defeating Bonny Davidson and Samantha Vickers, 8-5.
Freshman Maria Belen Ludueña suffered her first defeat in singles competition after going 8-0 this spring. The newcomer, ranked 118th in the Campbell/ITA Singles Rankings, fell at the No. 3 spot to Tulsa’s Ewa Szatkowska 4-6, 6-4 (10-8).
Pezzotti and Los both fell to ranked opponents in singles play. Pezzotti dropped the decision at No. 1 to No. 67 Samantha Vickers, 6-2, 6-2, while Los was bested by No. 82 Anastasia Erofeeva at the No. 2 position, 6-3, 6-3.
The Jayhawks return home next weekend to play host for their first two Big 12 Conference matches. KU will host No. 55 Oklahoma Friday at 3 p.m., and No. 53 Oklahoma State Saturday at noon. Both matches will be at Jayhawk Tennis Center and are free and open to the public.