Jayhawks Fall to Baylor In Big 12 Tournament

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas fell to top-seeded Baylor, 4-0, in the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championships Friday, ending the Jayhawks’ spring dual season.

The Bears (16-13) won the first four completed singles matches in straight sets to seal a semifinal berth, where they will face No. 5 seed Oklahoma State. KU finishes the 2013 season with an overall record of 11-10 (2-7 Big 12).

Baylor’s Jordaan Sanford defeated Kansas freshman Maria Jose Cardona, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 2 spot, while BU’s Victoria Kisialeva beat junior Paulina Los, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 3 position. At No. 5, freshman Anastasija Trubica fell to Maria Biryukova, 6-1, 6-0, and Jayhawk senior Victoria Khanevskaya lost to BU’s Alex Leatu, 6-1, 6-4, in the No. 6 match.

“We have a lot of maturing to do and we’re definitely excited about what the future holds for us come next year,” Kansas coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “We’re just trying to develop some of our top freshman and continue to grow and develop as a team.”

Singles was played first because of forecasted inclement weather. Individual Big 12 Tournament matches are not completed once the team match has been clinched.

Baylor 4, Kansas 0


No. 1 – (#10) Ema Burgic (BU) vs. Belen Luduena (KU) (6-4, 2-0) DNF

No. 2 – Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU) 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 – Victoria Kisialeva (BU) def. Paulina Los (KU) 6-2, 6-0

No. 4 – Kiah Generette (BU) vs. Dylan Windom (KU) (3-6, 6-2, 1-1) DNF

No. 5 – Maria Biryukova (BU) def. Anastasia Trubica (KU) 6-1, 6-0

No. 6 – Alex Leatu (BU) def. Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) 6-1, 6-4

ORDER OF FINISH: Singles: 2, 5, 6, 3.

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