Jayhawk Tennis Dominates Tulane, 6-1

April 10, 2009


LAWRENCE, Kan. – For just the fourth time this season, the Jayhawks swept all three doubles matches on their way to a 6-1 victory over Tulane at First Serve Tennis Center Friday afternoon. The non-conference win evened Kansas’ overall record at 10-10 (4-5 in Big 12) and dropped Tulane to 10-11 on the season. Edina Horvath and Kate Morozova started KU off on the right foot, winning their eighth match as a doubles pairing at the No. 1 position, 8-1. KU, whose last sweep was against UMKC on March 1, is now 6-0 when victorious in doubles action. Morozova and Maria Martinez earned the first two singles points for KU before Julie Svistun clinched the fourth team point with a 6-3, 6-2, win over Tulane’s Caroline Gerber at the No. 3 spot. Kuni Dorn fought her way back after spotting her opponent a 3-0 lead to win her first set, 6-3, before taking the No. 4 match from Marcela Fonseca. Horvath followed with a 10-4 loss in a tiebreaker in the No. 1 match, while Erin Wilbert defeated her opponent, 6-2, 7-5, to wrap up singles play. After taking the first set, Wilbert came back from a 5-3 deficit in the second to win her team-high 14th singles match of the spring. Kansas hosts the last two matches of the regular season when No. 31 Texas and No. 33 Texas A&M come to Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks face the Longhorns on April 18 and the Aggies on April 19. Match times are set for 12 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. Please check back with kuathletics.com for live scoring updates and results.

KU 6, Tulane 1


1. Horvath/Morozova (KU) def. Kurdadze/Dvorak (Tulane) 8-1

2. Wilbert/Martinez (KU) def. Lange/Gerber (Tulane) 8-1

3. Svistun/Dorn (KU) def. Hamlin/Fonseca (Tulane) 8-3

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3


1. Mariam Kurdadze (Tulane) def. Edina Horvath (KU) 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 (Tiebreaker)

2. Ekaterina Morozova (KU) def. Lindsay Dvorak (Tulane) 6-3, 6-1

3. Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Caroline Gerber (Tulane) 6-3, 6-2

4. Kunigunda Dorn (KU) def. Marcela Fonseca (Tulane) 6-3, 6-3

5. Maria Martinez (KU) def. Liz Hamlin (Tulane) 6-4, 6-2

6. Erin Wilbert (KU) def. Jessica Lange (Tulane) 6-2, 7-5

Order of Finish: 2, 5, 3, 4, 1, 6