Kansas Tennis Defeats NJIT, 4-1

March 20, 2013

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Kansas women’s tennis defeated New Jersey Institute of Technology, 4-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Hilton Head, S.C., improving its dual match record to 6-3 on the season.

The 68th rated Jayhawks took the doubles point by claiming wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Dylan Windom and Maria Jose Cardona registered an 8-2 win over NJIT’s Ksenia Kuzmenko and Carolina Zanotta at the top spot, while Paulina Los and Maria Belen Ludueña defeated NJIT’s Jana Luste and Natalia Melibeu, 9-8, at the No. 2 spot.

Martina Tripcovici and Monika Grapp of NJIT defeated the KU tandem of Victoria Khanevskaya and Anastasija Trubica, 8-6, on the third doubles court, but the Jayhawks went on to capture the doubles point.

As the teams moved on to singles action, the Jayhawks made quick work of NJIT taking wins on courts three, four and six to pick up their sixth victory of the season. KU got wins from Los (No. 3), Windom (No. 4), and Khanevskaya (No. 6).

NJIT scored its lone point with Luste defeated KU’s Trubica on court five. Both courts one and two did not finish as they were still playing when KU captured the win.

Kansas will return to action Thursday afternoon when it takes on Georgia Southern at 11:30 a.m., in Hilton Head. KU will conclude its’ trip to the South Carolina island with a match versus Nebraska-Omaha Friday morning.

Kansas 4, NJIT 1

No. 1: Dylan Windom/Maria Jose Cardona (KU) def. Ksenia Kuzmenko/Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) 8-2
No. 2: Paulina Los/Maria Belen Ludueña (KU) def. Jana Luste/Natalia Melibeu (NJIT) 9-8
No. 3: Martina Tripcovici/Monika Grapp (NJIT) def. Victoria Khanevskaya/Anastasija Trubica (KU) 8-6

No. 1: Maria Jose Cardona (KU) def. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) DNF (6-3, 3-6, 1-2)
No. 2: Maria Belen Ludueña (KU) def. Monika Grapp (NJIT) DNF (3-6, 6-4, 2-0)
No. 3: Paulina Los (KU) def. Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) 7-5, 6-2
No. 4: Dylan Windom (KU) def. Natalia Melibeu (NJIT) 7-6, 7-6
No. 5: Jana Luste (NJIT) def. Anastasija Trubica (KU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6: Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) vs. Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) 6-4, 6-2

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