Kansas closes out fall 2018 tennis season
TEMPE, Ariz. – The final day of the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Arizona, wrapped up the fall portion of Kansas tennis’ 2018-19 season.
The Kansas doubles team of Julia Deming and Plobrung Plipuech took to the court Sunday against Big 12 Conference foe TCU. The Jayhawk pair triumphed over the Horned Frogs’ duo of Aleksa Cveticanin and Stevie Kennedy, 6-2.
After winning her singles matches on Friday and Saturday Plipuech was unable to pull off an undefeated weekend for herself on the final day of the tournament. The KU sophomore was defeated by Michigan’s Alyvia Jones, 6-3, 6-2. Deming took on another Wolverine in Bella Lorenzini, who beat the KU freshman, 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8).
Kansas head coach Todd Chapman
On the performance of freshman Julia Deming and sophomore Plobrung Plipuech at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational:
“Julia and Plobrung played with great energy and competitiveness in doubles play. Sunday marks the end of our fall season and the team has great momentum at this point of the season. Now, the expectation is to continue working hard and developing the next two months to build upon our fall season.”
Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational
Jones (Michigan) def. Plipuech (Kansas), 6-3, 6-2
Lorenzini (Michigan) def. Deming (Kansas), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8)
Deming/Plipuech (Kansas) def. Cveticanin/Kennedy (TCU), 6-2
Kansas tennis opens the spring 2019 season in Orlando, Florida, at the Orlando Invitational, which will be held at the Central Florida Sports Commission and is scheduled to be played Jan. 11-13, 2019.
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