Jayhawks Drop 6-1 Decision to No. 15 Texas Tech
April 14, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 15 Texas Tech topped the Kansas women’s tennis team, 6-1, Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center, dropping the Jayhawks to 0-7 in conference play with two home matches remaining in 2013.
The Jayhawks once again had a shot to earn the doubles point to start the match, but the Red Raiders’ No. 2 duo of Rashmi Teltumbde and Nikki Sanders pulled out a back-and-forth match over KU’s Dylan Windom and Maria Jose Cardona, 8-6.
Freshman Anastasija Trubica and senior Victoria Khanevskaya highlighted doubles play for the Jayhawks, defeating Texas Tech’s Elizabeth Ullathorne and Caroline Starck, 8-6, at the No. 3 spot. Kansas sophomore Maria Belen Ludueña and junior Paulina Los fell to TTU’s Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo, 8-6, at the No. 1 spot.
In singles, Windom was responsible for the Jayhawks’ lone individual point of the day, beating Ullathorne, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 4 position. Texas Tech swept the rest of Sunday’s singles matches, including four of the five victories in straight sets.
Ludueña cruised through the first set of her No. 1 singles match against Adams, but couldn’t rebound after being treated for what appeared to be an ankle injury in the second set. Their match was decided by a super tiebreaker (first to 10 points, win by two), since the Red Raiders had already clinched the team competition. Adams pulled out the victory, 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9).
Texas Tech (17-4, 7-0 Big 12) remains on top of the conference standings with two matches left in the season. Meanwhile, Kansas (8-9, 0-7) hasn’t won a conference dual match since April 10, 2011, when it defeated Colorado in Lawrence.
The Jayhawks have a great chance to reverse that streak when they play a pair of home matches against West Virginia and Iowa State next weekend. KU faces the Mountaineers for the first time in program history on April 19 (Friday) at 2 p.m., followed by a date with Iowa State at noon two days later.
Iowa State has only one conference win this season–a 5-2 decision over West Virginia–while WVU has yet to earn its first conference victory as a member of the Big 12.
No. 15 Texas Tech 6, Kansas 1
Sunday, April 14, Noon – Jayhawk Tennis Center, Lawrence, Kan.
No. 1 – Samantha Adams / Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Maria Belen Ludueña / Paulina Los (KU) 8-6
No. 2 – Rashmi Teltumbde / Nikki Sanders (TTU) def. Dylan Windom / Maria Jose Cardona (KU) 8-6
No. 3 – Anastasija Trubica / Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne / Caroline Starck (TTU) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
No. 1 – Samantha Adams (TTU) def. Maria Belen Ludueña (KU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)
No. 2 – Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 – Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) def. Paulina Los (KU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 – Dylan Windom (KU) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TTU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 – Nikki Sanders (TTU) def. Anastasija Trubica (KU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 – Caroline Starck (TTU) def. Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 3, 4, 1, 6
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