🎾 MATCH PREVIEW: vs. #23 Washington
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After a two-week hiatus, the Kansas women’s tennis team (2-4) welcomes No. 23 Washington (8-2) to the Jayhawk Tennis Center on Sunday. First serve is set for noon versus the Huskies.
KU opened the spring with a pair of victories but has struggled to find wins dropping its last four matches heading into the weekend. Playing in their first match since Feb 2., the Jayhawks are in search of their third win on the season. KU is 2-2 inside the Jayhawk Tennis Center with early wins against Drake and Wichita State.
In the latest ITA/Oracle Top-25 rankings, the Jayhawk continues to receive votes as a team. Kansas has two players ranked in the ITA Top 125 singles ranks: Sonia Smagina (#96) and Malkia Ngounoue (#113). The ITA Doubles chart features two pairs in the first individual rankings of the season: Ngounoue / Luniuska Delgado (#28) and Smagina / Carmen Roxana Manu (#39).
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
The Huskies has three ranked in the ITA Top-125, while the team stays at No. 23 in the latest team rankings. Washington won its last four matches, which included victories over Kentucky and Purdue. Its latest win came over Kansas State on Feb. 14, 4-1.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Jayhawks and Huskies met for the first time last season, Mar. 1, 2019, where Washington topped KU 3-4 in Seattle, Washington.
IN THE RANKINGS
#66 Vanessa Wong (Washington)
#82 Natsuho Arakawa (Washington)
#96 Sonia Smagina (Kansas)
# 110 Katarina Kopcalic (Washington)
#113 Malkia Ngounoue (Kansas)
#28 Malkia Ngounoue / Luniuska Delgado (Kansas)
#39 Sonia Smagina / Carmen Roxana Manu (Kansas)