🎾 Kansas Finishes Fall Season at Big 12 Fall Championship

WACO, Texas – The Kansas tennis team wrapped up its fall season with nine singles and two doubles wins at the Big 12 Fall Invite in Waco, Texas.  

The four-day event kicked off on Nov. 9 with the team going 4-2 in singles as Gracie Mulville, Heike Janse Van Vuuren, Jocelyn Massey and Silvia Maria Costache all tallied victories.  

Day 2 would produce the same 4-2 singles results, except with two different members of Kyoka Kubo and Tamari Gagoshidze contributing to the win column. Massey and Van Vuuren picked up the other two wins.  

The strong start faded off on the third and fourth day of play as the Jayhawks notched two total wins in singles by Costache and Mulville.     

On the doubles side, the team finished with a 2-4 overall record. Day 2 of the Big 12 Invite started doubles play where Massey and Kubo picked up a 6-2 win over Houston. Mulville and Van Vurren followed suit by defeating Kansas State also by a score of 6-2. Gagoshidze and Costache went winless, and all three duos lost their doubles matches on Day 3.  

Kansas tennis will receive a long break until its next action on Jan. 11 when they kick off the spring season at the Battle at Indian Wells tournament in Indian Wells, California. 

 

Results: 

Day 1 – 

Singles  

  • Gracie Mulville def. #113 Mariya Polishchuk (Texas Tech) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 
  • Heike Janse Van Vuuren def. Manami Ukita (Kansas State) 7-5, 6-3 
  • Jocelyn Massey def. Gabriela Cortes (Houston) 6-2, 6-4 
  • Maria Silvia Costach def. Arina Oreshchenkova (Texas Tech) 6-2, 3-6, 10-3 
  • Noel Saidenova (UCF) def. Kyoka Kubo 6-3, 6-3 
  • Emma Staker (Oklahoma) def. Tamari Gagoshidze 6-1, 6-2 

Day 2 – 

Singles  

  • Heike Janse Van Vuuren def. Kaavya Sawhney (BYU) 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 
  • Kyoka Kubo def. Elizabeth Pendergast (Cincinnati) 6-2, 6-4 
  • Jocelyn Massey def. Ava Catanzarite (Oklahoma) 6-3, 2-6, 12-10 
  • Tamari Gagoshidze def. V. de Samucewicz (Cincinnati) 7-5, 6-2 
  • Charlotte Keitel (Kansas State) def. Maria Silvia Costach 6-1, 6-1 
  • Zuzanna Kubacha (Baylor) def. Gracie Mulville 6-2, 6-4 

Doubles  

  • Jocelyn Massey/Kyoka Kubo def. B. Cortijo Parreno/Gabriela Cortes (Houston) 6-2 
  • Heike Janse Van Vuuren/Gracie Mulville def. Charlotte Keitel/Maria Santos (Kansas State) 6-2 
  • Isabella Harvison/Danielle Tuhten (Baylor) def. Tamari Gagoshidze/Maria Silvia Costache 6-0 

 Day 3 – 

Singles 

  • Dana Guzman (Oklahoma) def. Gracie Mulville 6-0, 6-1  
  • Florencia Urrutia (Oklahoma) def. Heike Janse Van Vuuren 5-7, 7-5, 10-3  
  • Isabella Dunlap (Iowa State) def. Tamari Gagoshidze 6-2, 6-4  
  • Kendall Kovick (BYU) def. Jocelyn Massey 6-3, 6-2  
  • Silvia Costache def. Kara Wheatley (BYU) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 

Doubles 

  • Romana Cisovska/Ava Catanzarite (Oklahoma) def. Massey/Kubo , 6-2  
  • Emma Staker/Florencia Urrutia (Oklahoma) def. Van Vuuren/Mulville, 6-3  
  • Nask/Leslie (ISU/UCF) def. Gagoshidze/Costache, 6-4 

Day 4 – 

Singles 

  • Gracie Mulville def. #59 Isabella Harvison (Baylor) 6-1, 6-7 (5-0), 10-7 
  • #113 Mariya Polishchuk (Texas Tech) def. Kyoka Kubo 6-4, 6-2 
  • Ava Catanzarite (Oklahoma) def. Maria Silvia Costach 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 
  • Romana Cisovska (Oklahoma) def. Jocelyn Massey 7-5, 4-6, 10-4