Tennis Continues its Stellar Play on Final Day of Hurricane Invitational

Sept. 18, 2005

TULSA, Okla.–After a strong first two days, the University of Kansas tennis team picked up where it had left off at the Hurricane Invitational, compiling a record of 5-1 on Sunday –all in singles competition– and improving its final tournament record to an impressive 21-7 in singles and doubles play combined.

“We are very pleased with our play in the tournament,” Head Coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “Our girls are all worn out, but they couldn’t be happier about this weekend.”

In the Jayhawk’s only action on Sunday, Brittany Brown, Elizaveta Avdeeva, Ksenia Bukina, Lauren Hommell and Stephanie Smith all notched victories against in-state rival Wichita State. With her win today, Brown improved to 3-0 for the tournament in singles competition for the Jayhawks, a team best.

Also standing out at the three day tournament was the play of Kansas’ two freshman, Bukina and Edina Horvath. Bukina finished 2-1 in both singles and doubles play, while Horvath completed the weekend with a 2-1 singles record along with going 3-1 in doubles.

“Overall, this weekend was a success,” Hall-Holt said. “We are looking forward to trying to build on the success we had here during our upcoming tournaments.”

Kansas will continue its fall season as it travels to Bloomington, Ind. for the Indiana Invitational, Sept. 30- Oct. 2.

–Day three results follow–

Elizaveta Avdeeva (Kansas) def. Ana Ines Exeni (Wichita State), 6-4, 6-2
Ksenia Bukina (Kansas) def. Wendi Webster (Wichita State), 6-1, 6-1
Torrie Browning (Wichita State) def. Edina Horvath (Kansas), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Lauren Hommell (Kansas) def. Jackie Richey (Wichita State), 6-4, 6-4
Brittany Brown (Kansas) def. Genevieve Spink (Wichita State), 6-3, 6-0
Stephanie Smith (Kansas) def. Julie Westfall (Tulsa), 6-0, 7-5