Kansas Tennis Rolls Past Saint Louis, 5-2
March 14, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Four Jayhawks recorded singles wins in the Kansas tennis team’s 5-2 defeat of Saint Louis at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility in Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday. KU improved its record to 7-4 with one match left in its non-conference season.
Senior Kunigunda Dorn defeated Saint Louis’ Jenny Nalepa in a three-set thriller. Nalepa challenged Dorn into a third-set tiebreaker, but Dorn pulled away to seal the victory with a 1-6, 7-5, 7-6(7) decision.
Junior Maria Martinez also tallied a three-set defeat of Saint Louis’ Sarah Septien. Martinez has won six of her last seven singles matches.
Sophomore Erin Wilbert and freshman Vika Khanevskaya also recorded singles wins for the Jayhawks.
In doubles play, Wilbert and sophomore Ekaterina Morozova defeated SLU’s Nalepa and Miller at the No. 1 spot, while Dorn and freshman Sara Lazarevic earned a victory at the No. 2 position.
Kansas will return to the court when it hosts Cleveland State at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility at noon on Monday.
Check back with www.kuathletics.com/tennis for updates.
Kansas 5, Saint Louis 2
1. Morozova/Wilbert (KU) def. Nalepa/Miller (SLU), 8-3
2. Dorn/Lazarevic (KU) def. H. Elmore/Tomalak (SLU), 8-4
3. Septien/M. Elmore (SLU) def. Martinez/Khanevskaya (KU), 8-3
1. Hailee Elmore (SLU) def. Ekaterina Morozova (KU), 6-2, 6-3
2. Casey Miller (SLU) def. Sara Lazarevic (KU), 7-5, 0-6, 7-5
3. Maria Martinez (KU) def. Sarah Septien (SLU), 2-6, 7-5, 4-0, ret.
4. Kunigunda Dorn (KU) def. Jenny Nalepa (SLU), 1-6, 7-5, 7-6(7)
5. Erin Wilbert (KU) def. Mia Elmore (SLU), 6-2, 6-3
6. Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) def. Caitlin McKenna (SLU), 6-4, 6-2