#4 Baylor Pushes Past Kansas

April 5, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – Fourth-ranked Baylor topped the University of Kansas tennis team, 6-1, on Saturday at KU’s outdoor Robinson Courts. Baylor took two of three matches to earn the doubles point and won five of the six singles matches from the Jayhawks. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Kansas, ranked No. 70 in the latest ITA National Rankings, dropped to 7-9 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12 Conference while the Bears improved to 20-2 and remained undefeated in the Big 12 at 6-0.

On a beautiful day in Lawrence, Baylor took the No. 1 doubles match over senior Elizaveta Avdeeva and junior Edina Horvath, 8-4, but the Jayhawks’ duo of senior Lauren Hommell and sophomore Kunigunda Dorn salvaged the No. 2 match for Kansas, 8-6. However, the doubles point went to the Bears, 8-4, as the freshman tandem of Magdalena Tokarczyk and Maria Martinez couldn’t hold off Jana Bielkova and Zuzana Chmelarova of Baylor.

Senior Stephanie Smith won the No. 6 singles match for the Jayhawks as she defeated Natalie Holmes in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. However, the defending Big 12 Tournament Champions and their four nationally-ranked singles players took the remaining five matches for the victory.

Next up for the Jayhawks are the Red Raiders of Texas Tech (10-7, 3-3) on Sunday. The match, starting at 11 a.m., is expected to be played outdoor’s at the Robinson Courts.