Windom, Morozova Headlines Kansas Tennis' Yearly Awards

May 16, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Dylan Windom picked up two awards at Kansas tennis’ annual awards banquet over the weekend while Ekaterina Morozova and Victoria Khanevskaya were also honored for their contributions to the team during the 2010-2011 season.

Windom, a freshman out of Tifton, Ga., was named the 2010-2011 Most Improved Player and earned the Hardest Worker award. Windom played in every fall tournament and in all spring dual matches for KU this season, amassing an overall team-leading record of 19-14, and marks of 14-7 and 5-7 in dual match and Big 12 play. Windom also went 15-7 in doubles play with partner Morozova and earned All-Big 12 honors.

Morozova, who ends her junior campaign ranked at No. 107 in the Campbell’s ITA Women’s College Tennis Singles Rankings, was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Morozova finished with all-conference honors in both singles and doubles going 12-9 this spring in the No. 1 singles and doubles positions. Morozova had one of the best seasons in recent history for KU, earning a ranking as high as No. 65 and was the first Jayhawk to earn a win over a top-30 opponent since 2005.

Khanevskaya rounded out the awards banquet when she was awarded with the team Sportsmanship Award. During her sophomore season, the Moscow, Russia, native finished second on the team in wins with 18, and saw action in both the fall and spring seasons. Although she was not a primary starter during the spring, Khanevskaya was rarely seen without a smile on her face and was always willing to step in when needed.

KU recently concluded the season in the Big 12 Championships in Waco, Texas, and will be back in action for the fall 2011 season.