Svistun Leads KU Through Day One at UNM Invite

Sept. 19, 2008

Albuqueque, N.M. –

With wins in both the doubles and singles brackets, Senior Yuliana Svistun led the University of Kansas tennis team at day one of the season-opening University New Mexico Invite.

Svistun and her partner, freshman Ekaterina Morosova, defeated Northern Arizona’s tandem of Vial and Hasegawa in two sets to move on the next round of the tournament.

An Ufa, Russia native, Svistun also won her second singles match of the day, despite dropping her first match to Stefanie Peana of Texas Tech.

In other singles results, junior Kunigunda Dorn also lost her first match, but won her second, as did sophomore Maria Martinez. Freshman Alessandra Dzuba was victorious in her only match of the day while sophomore Kate Goff lost her first match of the tournament. Freshman Erin Wilbert ended the day with two losses.

KU’s other doubles teams, Martinez and Wilbert and Dzuba and Goff, respectively, both lost their first-round matches.

Action at the UNM invite will begin with Doubles play at 9 a.m. MT on Saturday and run throughout the day. Check back for Saturday’s results at

Kansas Results

Doubles – Day 1

Morosova/Svistun (KU) def. Vial/Hasegawa (NAU) 9-8 (2)

Van der Drift/Garland (TT) def. Martinez/Wilbert (KU) 8-5

Pinchbeck/Newman (NAU) def. Dzuba/Goff (KU) 8-4

Singles- A Day 1

Edit Suhajda (NAU) def. Kuni Dorn (KU) 6-2; 6-4

Mackenzie White (UNM) def. Erin Wilbert (KU) 6-4; 6-3

Kuni Dorn (KU) d. Emma Hayman (UNM) 6-1; 6-3

Jaclyn Walker (ACU) d. Erin Wilbert (KU) 6-4; 6-3

Singles- B Day 1

Kyla Iwinski (UD) def. Maria Martinez (KU) 6-3; 6-2

Stefanie Peana (TT) def. Yuliana Svistun (KU) 6-1; 6-4

Maria Martinez (KU) def. Victoria Tessmer (UNM) 6-3; 6-3

Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Cassie Carver (ACU) 6-4; 6-4

Singles- C Day 1

Allie Dzuba (KU) def. Callie Huey (ACU) 6-1; 6-1

Sandra Vucic (ACU) def. Kate Goff (KU) 6-3; 6-1