KU to Take on No. 30 Colorado

April 13, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas tennis team will look to snap a skid of five-straight losses on Sunday when it plays host to 30th-ranked Colorado. The dual will begin at 11 a.m., and the day’s weather will determine the location of the contest.

The Jayhawks are currently 4-13 overall this spring, including a 2-6 Big 12 mark which has them in 10th place in the league standings. KU’s daunting schedule has already pitted the Jayhawks against nine teams currently appearing in the ITA national rankings, and two of its three remaining opponents — CU and Texas A&M — are also ranked.

Kansas’ most recent outing was a 5-2 setback at the hands of Kansas State on Wednesday in Lawrence. KU got a doubles win from its duo of junior Lauren Hommell and freshman Kunigunda Dorn, marking the first victory from any Jayhawk tandem other than junior Eilzaveta Avdeeva and sophomore Edina Horvath since KU’s March 10 win over Nebraska.

Dorn also notched a win in singles play, as did sophomore Yuliana Svistun, who improved her overall record to 12-6 this spring, including a 6-2 league mark.

Colorado enters the dual 12-6 overall and 5-2 in the Big 12. The Buffs are currently fifth in the conference standings.

After a three-match slide mid-season, CU has responded with two straight wins over San Francisco and 47th-ranked Denver.

Sunday’s matchup will renew a series which produce plenty of fireworks last season, as KU came from behind to beat Colorado, 4-3, in Boulder on April 15, and then won again, 4-0, in the first round of the Big 12 Championships.

Check back with www.kuathletics.com for updates on the location of the match when they become available.