Kansas Extends Winning Streak to Four with Wins over UMKC and Saint Louis

March 25, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas women’s tennis team won its third and fourth consecutive matches on Saturday in convincing fashion, defeating both UMKC and Saint Louis, 7-0. The Jayhawks improve their record to 9-6 with the wins. The first match of the day saw KU dominate every match against UMKC, allowing just one point the entire dual, which came in the No. 6 singles match. The Jayhawks shook up their lineup against the Kangaroos, and got singles wins from Elizaveta Avdeeva, Christine Skoda, Lauren Hommell, Edina Horvath, Yuliana Svistun and Stephanie Smith, as well as doubles victories from Hommell and Horvath, Skoda and Svistun, and Smith and Avdeeva. After a break in action, KU picked up against Saint Louis where it had left off, again sweeping the dual, 7-0. For the second time on Saturday, the Jayhawks took every singles match in straight sets. Kansas used the same singles lineup as it had against UMKC, and made only one change to its doubles slate. KU’s tandems of Avdeeva and Ksenia Bukina, Hommell and Horvath, and Skoda and Svistun all recorded wins. Avdeeva’s singles wins on Saturday extended her streak of consecutive victories to seven matches, and her doubles victory with Bukina marked the duo’s fifth straight. The dates with UMKC and Saint Louis marked the finale of KU’s non-conference season, in which the Jayhawks finished with a mark of 9-3. All eight of Kansas’ remaining contests come against Big 12 foes. The Jayhawks will next be in action on April 1 when Oklahoma heads to Lawrence. Results

vs. UMKC

Singles
1) Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU) def. Nora Bohumil (UMKC), 6-0, 6-0
2) Christine Skoda (KU) def. Molli Boyd (UMKC), 6-0, 6-0
3) Lauren Hommell (KU) def. Anna Grodzinsky (UMKC), 6-0, 6-0
4) Edina Horvath (KU) def. Katie Houlehan (UMKC), 6-0, 6-0
5) Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Nicole Kofron (UMKC), 6-0, 6-0
6) Stephanie Smith (KU) def. Fallon Wicker (UMKC), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1) Hommell/Horvath (KU) def. Bohumil/Boyd (UMKC), 8-0
2) Skoda/Svistun (KU) def. Grodzinsky/Houlehan (UMKC), 8-0
3) Smith/Avdeeva (KU) def. Kofron/Wicker (UMKC), 8-0

vs. Saint Louis

Singles
1) Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU) def. Amanda Hellberg (SLU), 6-3, 6-2
2) Christine Skoda (KU) def. Ana Renda (SLU), 6-1, 6-3
3) Lauren Hommell (KU) def. Tara Grant (SLU), 6-0, 6-1
4) Edina Horvath (KU) def. Joe Becker (SLU), 6-2, 6-0
5) Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Rachel McCullagh (SLU), 6-1, 6-0
6) Stephanie Smith (KU) def. Caitlyn Bokalic (SLU), 6-2, 6-0

Doubles
1) Avdeeva/Bukina (KU) def. Hellberg/Renda (SLU), 8-2
2) Hommell/Horvath (KU) def. Grant/Becker (SLU), 8-2
3) Skoda/Svistun (KU) def. McCullugh/Bokalic (SLU), 8-1