Kansas Tennis Looks to Win 32 Straight Versus Iowa State

March 25, 2010


Since its inception in 1976, the Kansas tennis team has gone 34-1 against Iowa State and has won the last 31 matches. The Jayhawks look to continue that trend when they host the Cyclones for their first Big 12 conference match at the Jayhawks Tennis Facility on Friday at 2 p.m.

Despite falling at Texas A&M and Texas last weekend, KU enters the match with an 8-6 overall record and a 0-2 mark in the Big 12. Iowa State is 9-6 overall and 2-1 in Big 12 play with wins over No. 63 Colorado and Missouri.

The Jayhawks are led by sophomore Ekaterina Morozova at the No. 1 singles position. Morozova enters the dual with a 7-7 record, including four matches against opponents ranked No. 65 or higher.

The Cyclones are led by Erin Karonis at the No. 1 singles position, who boasts a 10-5 record, including a defeat of No. 109 Melisa Esposito.

Kansas and Iowa State both registered victories over UTEP and Drake, while both suffered setbacks to Iowa earlier this season.

The Jayhawks will continue their home stretch against No. 43 Nebraska on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility. Match time is slated to begin at 2 p.m.