Jayhawks Drop Road Contest to Texas A&M

April 22, 2006

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COLLEGE STATION, <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Texas – The University of Kansas tennis team fell, 6-1, to 36th-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. The setback drops KU, the nation’s 63rd ranked team, to 13-9 overall and 4-6 in the Big 12.

The Jayhawks only singles win on Saturday came in the No. 5 slot, where Edina Horvath defeated A&M’s Tiffany Clifford, 7-6 (2), 6-0. The victory was the freshman’s 10th in her last 11 matches, and improved her conference singles record to an impressive 7-3. Overall, Horvath boasts a 16-5 record in spring dual play.

In doubles action, Kansas notched a win in the No. 1 position, where its tandem of freshman Ksenia Bukina and sophomore Elizaveta Avdeeva topped the Aggies’ 28th-ranked team of Clifford and Sarah Foster in thrilling fashion, 9-8 (7).

Kansas’ regular season will come to a close on Sunday when the Jayhawks travel to Austin to take on the 19th-ranked University of Texas. The match is slated to begin at noon.



1. (#54) Anna Lubinsky (A&M) def. Ksenia Bukina (KU), 6-4, 6-2

2. Sarah Foster (A&M) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU), 7-6 (3), 6-3

3. Anna Blagodarova (A&M) def. Christine Skoda (KU), 6-2, 6-0

4. Nicki Mechem (A&M) def. Lauren Hommell (KU), 6-3, 6-4

5. Edina Horvath (KU) def. Tiffany Clifford (A&M), 7-6 (2), 6-0

6. Marisa Druss (A&M) def. Stephanie Smith (KU), 6-0, 7-6 (2)


1. Avdeeva/Bukina (KU) def. (#28) Clifford/Foster (A&M), 9-8 (7)

2. (#40) Lubinsky/Mechem (A&M) def. Hommell/Horvath (KU), 9-7

3. Blagodarova/Druss (A&M) def. Skoda/Yuliana Svistun (KU), 8-4