Jayhawks to Close out Regular Season Against Pair of Texas Schools

April 19, 2006

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas tennis team will put a stamp on its regular season with matches at No. 36 Texas A&M and No. 19 Texas this weekend. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

KU enters the match 13-8 overall and 4-5 in Big 12 play.

The Jayhawks are coming off one of their biggest wins of the season, 4-3 over Colorado last weekend. KU found itself down 3-2 in singles play and was on the verge of dropping the final singles match. However, Elizaveta Avdeeva battled back from a 5-3 deficit in the second set after dropping the first of the No. 2 match, eventually taking the contest 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 over CU’s Monica Milewski. The win motivated Kansas to then take two of three doubles matches, clinching the victory.

Kansas also got singles wins from senior Christine Skoda and sophomore Lauren Hommell.

Texas A&M is currently 12-10 overall, including 7-2 in league play. The Aggies are in third place in the conference.

Texas sets at No. 2 in the Big 12, coming in with an overall record of 13-9 and a conference mark of 7-1.

KU will face Texas A&M on Saturday at 1:30 and then Texas at noon on Sunday. Results from each match will be made available at www.kuathletics.com when they become available.