Kansas Tennis Hits the Road for More Big 12 Duals
April 12, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan.–Hoping to nab its first victory in Big 12 competition this season, the Kansas women’s tennis team travels to Columbia, Mo., Friday to face border rival No. 45 Missouri at 5p.m. before heading up to Ames, Iowa, Sunday to play Iowa State at noon.
The Jayhawks bring a 9-9 overall record into the weekend and are 0-6 in Big 12 play. The Tigers are 9-8 overall and 1-4 in Big 12 action, while the Cyclones are 3-15 and 1-0.
Last Time Out
Sophomore Dylan Windom notched her second Big 12 singles victory this season but the University of Kansas women’s tennis team could not overcome No. 16 Texas A&M, dropping a 6-1 decision to the Aggies on April 1 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
The Aggies swept in doubles play, giving them the first point of the match. After junior Monica Pezzotti fell to No. 17 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar at the top singles position, Kansas’ only victory of the day came at the No. 4 singles spot, where Windom took down Lauren Santacroce, 6-3, 6-0.
Scouting the Opponents
The Missouri women’s tennis team earned its first Big 12 Conference win of the season as the squad recorded a 6-2 victory over Iowa State last Friday afternoon in Ames, Iowa.
The Tigers picked up the doubles point by taking two of the three matches. The senior Tiger team of Jamie Mera and Nina Pantic posted an 8-1 win over ISU’s Maria Fernando Macedo and Tessa Lang at No. 1 doubles, while MU juniors Maria Christensen and Annemijn Koenen ousted the Cyclones’ Ksenia Pronina and Meghan Cassens, 8-3, at No. 3. Iowa State claimed the No. 2 doubles match as Simona Cacciuttolo and Marie-Christine Chartier defeated sophomore Rachel Stuhlmann and freshman Alex Clark, 8-5.
MU took five of six singles matches over the Cyclones. ISU’s lone singles win came at the No. 3 spot as Cacciuttolo knocked off Christensen, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0.
Following the weekend, the Jayhawks will return to the road for their final Big 12 dual of the season against in-state rival Kansas State April 21 in Manhattan, Kan. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m.