KU Tennis Drops Final Regular Season Match To Texas A&M, 7-0

April 24, 2005

Lawrence, Kan. – The University of Kansas tennis team fell to No. 31 Texas A&M, 7-0, Sunday at Robinson Courts. With the loss, the Jayhawks finish the regular season with a 4-16 mark overall and 3-8 in Big 12 play.

KU came up short in doubles, as the Aggies secured the doubles point with two victories. The Jayhawks notched one victory in No. 3 doubles as sophomore Ashley Filberth and freshman Stephanie Smith defeated Seva Iwinsky and Helga Vieira, 8-6. KU’s team of sophomore Brittany Brown and freshman Elizaveta Avdeeva lost a heartbreaker to Anna Blagodorova and Tiffany Clifford, 9-8 (0), in No. 2 doubles.

The Jayhawks were shutout in singles competition as Texas A&M won all six matches. Freshman Stephanie Smith’s five-match winning streak ended with a tough tiebreaker loss to Marisa Druss, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (0).

Freshman Elizaveta Avdeeva fell in No. 1 singles to Helga Vieira, 6-1, 6-0.

“This was our best doubles performance in the past month,” KU head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “I was pleased with our positive attitude and drive in doubles and I hope it carries over into the Big 12 Tournament.”

The Jayhawks will next head to Austin, Texas, for the Big 12 Tournament. Play begins on Thursday, April 29.


1. Lubinsky/Walker (TAMU) def. Skoda/Hommell (KU) 8-0

2. Blagodarova/Clifford (TAMU) def. Brown/Avdeeva (KU) 9-8 (0)

3. Filberth/Smith (KU) def. Iwinski/Vieira (TAMU) 8-6

Order of Finish- 1, 3, 2


1. Helga Vieira (TAMU) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Lauren Walker (TAMU) def. Christine Skoda (KU) 6-1, 6-0

3. Anna Lubinsky (TAMU) def. Brittany Brown (KU) 6-4, 6-0

4. Anna Blagodarova (TAMU) def. Lauren Hommell (KU) 6-1, 6-1

5. Tiffany Clifford (TAMU) def. Ashley Filberth (KU) 6-1, 6-0

6. Marisa Druss (TAMU) def. Stephanie Smith (KU) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (4)

Order of Finish- 4, 1, 5, 2, 3, 6