RCW: Inside Tennis 3.20

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The number of fans who attended Kansas’ home opener against Saint Louis at the Jayhawk Tennis Center on January 20.


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  • Facing each other for the first time since 2008, the Jayhawks notched a 6-1 win over the Billikens.
  • Kansas opened the match by sweeping doubles. Nina Khmelnitckaia and Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum competed at No. 1, Janet Koch and Anastasia Rychagova paired up at No. 2, and at No. 3 were freshmen Maria Toran Ribes and Tatiana Nikolaeva.
  • Rychagova played at No. 1 singles and blanked her opponent, 6-0, 6-0. Following suit, Koch won her match 6-1, 6-2; Khmelnitckaia topped her opponent, 6-2, 6-2 and Bernard-Feigenbaum battled for a 6-3, 6-2 win.
  • Toran Ribes dropped her first set, but fought back to win a three-set tie breaker, 3-6, 6-0, 10-3. Nikolaeva also went into a three-set tie breaker, but was not able to overcome her opponent, dropping her match 6-4, 1-6, 10-4.
  • Next the Jayhawks will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for a four-team tournament with Clemson, Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt. Kansas will face Clemson Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m., to kickoff the weekend’s action.

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