Kansas continues ITA Central Regional Championships

NORMAN, Okla. — Kansas women’s tennis continues action at the ITA Central Regional Championships on Saturday.

In doubles action, Maria Toran Ribes and Malkia Ngounoue paired up and went 1-1, first downing a duo from Nebraska, 8-4, but later fell to their opponents from Arkansas by the score of 8-6. Sonia Smagina and Roxana Manu defeated Iowa, 8-3. In their second match, the sophomore and freshman lost to Oklahoma, 8-5. Julia Deming and Luniuska Delgado got the best of Oklahoma after defeating them 8-7 (2). The paired dropped round of 16 match to Arkansas by the score of 8-2.

The Jayhawks finished the day with two advancing to the singles round of 16, which will be held on Sunday afternoon. Vasiliki Karvouni downed Kansas State with a 6-1, 6-2 result. Smagina followed suit defeating Oklahoma State in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

The round of 16 and quarterfinals for singles begins after doubles quarterfinals, which starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

All draws will be posted on the tournament website, and results will be updated at the conclusion of each match.

Doubles round of 32
Ribes/Ngounoue (KU) def. Reifeis / Kuckleman (UN), 8-4
Smagina/Manu (KU) def. Bacalla/Jacobs (UI), 8-3
Delgado / Deming (KU) def. Motosono/Miller (OU), 8-7 (2)

Doubles round of 16
Zerulo / Carr (UA) def. Ribes / Ngounoue (KU), 8-6
Korashvili / Asghar (OU) def. Smagina / Manu (KU), 8-5
Alter / Rice (UA) def. Delgado / Deming (KU), 8-2

Singles round of 32
Korashvili (OU) def. Manu (KU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Karvouni (KU) def. Turco (KSU), 6-1, 6-2
Smagina (KU) def. Gulihur (OSU), 6-3, 6-2
Capurro (OU) def. Delgado (KU), 6-3, 6-4
Thamchaiwat (OSU) def. Ngounoue (KU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4