Manu to Finals at Rebels Tennis Women’s Invitational
TEMPE, Ariz. and LAS VEGAS – Kansas freshman Roxana Manu advanced to the finals of her bracket, Flight 2, and Sonia Smagina continues to knock down ranked opponents as KU completed day two of play Saturday.
Manu earned a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Arizona opponent Khim Iglupas. Manu’s doubles, partner Vasiliki Karvouni fell to No. 56 Sabina Macalova (6-0, 7-5). In the pair’s doubles match, Karvouni and Manu fell to Sabina Macalova and Alexa Bortles of Ole Miss (8-7), who is ranked 17th in the country in doubles.
2019 REBEL TENNIS WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL
Nov. 9, 2019
At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas
FLIGHT ONE SINGLES
#56 Macalova (MISS) def. Karvouni (KU) 6-0, 7-5
FLIGHT TWO SINGLES
Manu (KU) def. Iglupas (AZ) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES
#17 Machalova/Bortles (MISS) def. Karvouni/Manu (KU) 8-7
At the Thunderbird Invite, Smagina continues to have success over ranked opponents as she defeated No. 75 Ilze Hattingh of Arizona State by the score of 6-3, 0-6, 6-1.
Malkia Ngounoue and Julia Deming each posted a win in singles action. Ngounoue bested her opponent from ASU in straight sets (6-2, 7-5) while Deming received her first solo win of the invite 6-1, 6-0.
Nov. 9, 2019
Whiteman Tennis Center
#119 Smagina (KU) def. # 75 Hattingh (ASU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
Ngounoue (KU) def. Hampton (ASU) 6-2, 7-5
Slaysman (ASU) def. Delgado (KU) 6-2, 6-2
Deming (KU) def. Collins (TTU) 6-1, 6-0
Smagina/Delgado (KU) def. Lilien/Taylor (ND) – 7-6 (3)
Sunday’s first matches will begin at noon CT in Las Vegas and 10:00 a.m. CT in Tempe.