KU to Face No. 4 Baylor, Texas Tech this Weekend

April 2, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />LAWRENCE, Kan. – Coming off a sweep of the Oklahoma schools last week, the University of Kansas tennis team will continue its home stand when it takes on 4th-ranked Baylor and Texas Tech this weekend.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

KU will face the Bears on Saturday at 11 a.m. before playing the Red Raiders Sunday, also at 11 a.m.

Following last weekend’s victories, KU is once again in the ITA National Rankings, coming in at No. 70 this week. It is the second time this season that the Jayhawks have been in the poll.

KU’s record currently stands at 7-8, including 3-2 in the Big 12, good for fifth place in the league standings. The team’s three conference wins have already surpassed last season’s total of two.

Baylor will arrive in Lawrence as the top opponent to date on Kansas’ schedule. The Bears – defending Big 12 Tournament Champions – are led by four nationally-ranked singles players, including 24th-ranked and former singles National Champion Zuzana Zemenova. BU is 19-2 overall and 5-0 in the league.

Texas Tech has also had its share of success this year, posting a 9-7 overall record, including 2-3 in the Big 12. TTU’s best win of the season has been a 4-3 win over No. 65 Nevada on Feb. 9.

Check back with kuathletics.com for live updates from each dual. The location of the match will be dependent on the day’s weather.